2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE: price, release date and specs

Published 22 December 2021
  • New Mercedes-Benz EQE
  • Mercedes mid-sized EV saloon
  • Range of up to 410 miles
  • Priced from £60,000

This is the new Mercedes-Benz EQE, the car that Mercedes hopes will lure current E-Class owners into an EV world. It has a range of up to 410 miles and an interior that makes the E-Class’ cabin look like it was developed in the Stone Age - here’s all you need to know about the 2022 EQE. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE price and on-sale date

If you want to get your hands on a new Mercedes EQE when the car goes on sale in 2022 you can expect to pay up to £60,000 for the entry-level EQE 350. A top-of-the-range AMG model rumoured to produce 680PS is expected to be priced at around £100,000. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE styling and interior 

The Mercedes-Benz EQE looks like an E-Class that has melted in the sun. It lacks the E-Class defined three-box shape thanks to a stubby bonnet and short rear overhangs and it’s taller than it looks to accommodate the battery hidden under the floor.

The smooth design helps the EQE cut through the air more efficiently and its standard air suspension can lower the car at a cruise to aid aerodynamics. For the same reason, the EQE has been given a flush grille, smooth underbody and wing mirrors that are mounted on the doors.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE interior

The Mercedes-Benz EQE’s interior looks light years ahead of any of its competitors thanks to its Hyperscreen, which stretches the width of the dashboard. It’s actually made up of three screens – a 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle, a 17.7-inch centre display and another 12.3-inch OLED screen for the front-seat passenger. 

All the screens are controlled using Mercedes MBUX operating system which can understand spoken word voice commands. 

The EQE’s electric underpinnings should translate into more interior space. The stubby bonnet means more of the car’s length can be devoted to passenger space and the cabin will feel roomier because there’s no need to have a transmission tunnel running down the centre of the car. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE motors and range 

The Mercedes-Benz EQE range will launch with the rear-wheel drive EQE 350 which produces 292PS, gets from 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds and has a top speed of 130mph. If that’s not quick enough for you, a 680PS AMG all-wheel drive model is likely to join the range later – it’ll have acceleration to keep a new Ferrari honest. 

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You can expect the EQE 350 to have a range of 410 miles and fast charging means you’ll be able to add up to 150 miles to the battery for every 15 minutes of charge time. If you mostly drive in town – where the EQE gets the most from its regenerative brakes – you’ll get further than 410 miles on a charge. 

The EQE will feel most at home in the city where its silent motor, single gear and regenerative brakes that slow the car when you lift your foot off the accelerator, make it very relaxing. Rear-wheel steering will also make it very manoeuvrable.

The EQE should also be very quiet out of town thanks to laminated windows and additional sound deadening. Other tricks up its sleeve that should make motorway driving include its Digital Lights that can project warnings onto the road in front of you using 2.6 million micro mirrors hidden in the headlights.  

Bookmark this page for a full review of the Mercedes-Benz EQE when we drive it. 

1

How much will the EQE cost?

The Mercedes-Benz EQE is expected to cost from £60,000 for the entry-level EQE 350. 

2

When can I buy a Mercedes EQE?

The Mercedes-Benz EQE will be on sale at dealers from the middle of 2022. 

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conman    on 23 December 2021

unless you can always charge at home don't buy an EV charging at public charging is expensive and unreliable. There are many Youtube videos showing this one is by PetrolPete.

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