Mercedes-Benz has announced the arrival of the all-electric EQE in the Australian market. The car went on sale on January 17th, with prices starting at AU$134,900. Three variants of the EQE have been released for the local market, each with its own unique features and specifications.
At the base of the range is the EQE 300, which comes equipped with an 89 kWh battery pack and a rear electric motor that produces 180 kW of power and 550 Nm of torque. According to Mercedes-Benz, the EQE 300 can travel 626 km on a single charge and accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.
Additionally, a variety of safety features are standard on the EQE 300, including the Driving Assistance Package Plus, which includes Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, and Route Based Speed Adaptation.
In the middle of the range is the EQE 350 4MATIC. This variant also features an 89 kWh battery pack, but it has electric motors at both the front and rear, which combine to produce 215 kW of power and 765 Nm of torque. The EQE 350 4MATIC can hit 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and travel 590 km on a single charge. Prices for the EQE 350 4MATIC start at AU$154,900.
The top of the range is the Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+. It features a pair of electric motors with 460 kW of power and 950 Nm of torque, allowing it to hit 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and travel 500 km on a single charge. Prices for the EQE 53 4MATIC+ start at AU$214,900.
This variant also comes with a variety of additional features, including Airmatic air suspension, rear-axle steering, a Mercedes-AMG exterior package with red brake calipers, a Mercedes-AMG interior with various Nappa leather parts, and the Guard 360° Vehicle Protection PLUS package with collision detection, stolen vehicle assistance, and emergency key deactivation.