Mercedes-Benz announces AMG edition of its EQE Electric Sedan

Mercedes-Benz announces AMG edition of its EQE Electric Sedan

Mercedes-Benz continues to make good on its promise to go all-electric by 2030 with the announcement of the AMG EQE, a high-performance version of the automaker’s electric E-class sedan.

The AMG EQE is the second battery-electric production car from the automaker’s in-house performance AMG subsidiary, following the AMG EQS sedan announced last September. Both cars will be built on Mercedes’ EVA2 platform, which underpins the EQS, the smaller EQE, and several SUV sister models. The EVA2 is designed for medium and large vehicles, while the automaker’s MMA (Mercedes Modular Architecture), debuting in 2025, will be for electric compact cars such as the EQA and EQB.

 

Mercedes-Benz announces AMG edition of its EQE Electric Sedan

 

The new Mercedes-AMG EQE will be wicked fast, boasting a 0–60mph acceleration of 3.2 seconds as a top speed of 149 mph with the Dynamic Plus package (3.4 seconds and 1347 mph without the package). Its dual electric motors put out 677 horsepower and 738 ft-lbs of torque when equipped with the AMG Dynamic Plus package and boost function. (Without the Dynamic Plus package, the AMG EQE will still put out a still-respectable 617 horsepower.)

The 328-volt battery has a usable energy content of 90.6kWh and consists of 10 modules with a total of 360 pouch cells. The estimated range is between 444-518 km, which translates to 275-321 miles — although Mercedes says that US-specific measurements will be released closer to launch.

 

Mercedes-Benz announces AMG edition of its EQE Electric Sedan

 

Like with the AMG EQS, Mercedes says the EQE’s battery management system is also configured specifically for AMG. In the Sport and Sport Plus driving modes, the focus is on performance, while Comfort mode focuses on operating range.

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Mercedes says the AMG EQE will go on sale in the US in early 2023.

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