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Munich Motorshow 2021

Mercedes-Benz continues its march towards an electric luxury passenger car portfolio with four new models being unveiled at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. Two models that will soon reach our roads and two near-production concepts were shown to the world on Sunday night. These four new products will help Mercedes-EQ to offer an electric model in each segment next year, and an electric alternative to every Mercedes-Benz model by 2025.

The all-new EQE, Mercedes-AMG EQS 53, Concept EQG and Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS took to the stage to join the first performance hybrid from Mercedes-AMG which was revealed just prior to the opening of the show, along with the new EQB that makes its European debut. Finally, the reinvention of the smart brand begins with the new smart Concept #1 - find out more about that by clicking here. 

The all-new EQE from Mercedes-EQ

The all-new EQE becomes the 5th member of the ever-growing Mercedes-EQ family. Think of it as the EQ equivalent of the E-Class saloon that we are all familiar with. Externally, the new model is comparable in size but thanks to a bespoke architecture which has been designed to form an electric car from the outset, the new EQE benefits from a long wheelbase at 3.5 metres - similar to that of an S-Class saloon.

The cabin borrows heavily from the flagship EQS electric limousine and will optionally feature the MBUX HYPERSCREEN - three digital displays joined together with one curved pane of glass that stretches across the full width of the interior. The EQ-optimised MBUX system offers near infinite levels of customisation and is able to learn which system features are most used and most relevant to you. 

Under the floor is the 90.6 kWh battery which can return a WLTP driving range of up to 410 miles with the EQE 350. Going from 10-80% in just 32 minutes at 170kW DC rapid chargers, this powertrain connects a 288 hp electric motor mounted on the rear axle to the high-capacity battery. More powertrain options are expected to arrive in the near future. 

Screens and charging times aside, the EQE immediately looks at home as part of the Mercedes-EQ family. The one-bow design featuring distinctive light signatures and the black-panel radiator grille are sure to turn heads whether parked or moving. Aerodynamically optimised elements such as the wheels and rear diffuser on AMG Line models both look the part and help contribute to the long-range capability. At the rear of the car, the all-important light bar makes a welcome return, featuring the helix design on the outer edges of the car which is connected by a strip running the full width of the boot lid.

We expect the all new EQE from Mercedes-EQ to arrive in the UK in 2022 and more details regarding pricing and specifications to come towards the end of this year.

Key information: EQE 350 

Drivetrain: Rear mounted permanently synchronous motor
Battery: Lithium-ion, 90 kWh usable capacity
Range: Up to 410 miles WLTP Combined
Performance: 288 hp / 530 nm
Maximum charging capability: 22 kW AC / 170 kW DC

On sale: Early 2022




100% emotion, 0% emissions. The new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

Mercedes-AMG has also entered the electric age. Using our new flagship electric luxury limousine as a base, the two worlds of luxury and performance collide in dramatic and elegant fashion. The EQS 53 retains the elegantly imposing style and 107.8 kWh capacity battery from the limousine but adds the AMG magic to the mix.

Immense performance is delivered to the road thanks to one motor on each axle providing intelligent fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. Two performance levels will be available; as standard the EQS 53 will produce 658 hp and 950 nm of torque. The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package takes it up to 761 hp and 1020 nm of torque. With this option box ticked and race start engaged, the EQS 53 will sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds.

The "Authentic" or "Performance" soundscapes will add a new dimension to electric driving with the sound being played within the cabin and to the outside world through a system of loudspeakers, sound generators and shakers. Just like with an engine, the tone and volume will depend on what you ask from the drivetrain. 

AMG handling characteristics are ensured with AMG RIDE CONTROL+ adaptive air suspension featuring on all four corners. Whether you want a magic carpet ride or a sharp response, the EQS 53 will deliver. Four-wheel steering comes as standard with every new EQS 53. The rear axle can turn up to 9o either in the same or opposite direction to the front axle. Below 37 mph the rear axle will turn in the opposite direction to the front, making the car nimble in tight spaces or negotiating city streets. Above 37 mph the rear axle turns in the same direction as the front wheels to improve stability at high speeds.

A fully charged EQS 53 can deliver a WLTP combined range of up to 360 miles. The large battery can be recharged at up to 22 kW AC or 200 kW DC. Charging locations can be found through Mercedes me or through the in-car navigation system.

We can't wait to get our hands on the first fully electric performance car from Mercedes-AMG. We expect to see the new EQS 53 on the roads in early 2022. 

Key information: Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ 
Performance based on AMG DYNAMIC PLUS version

Drivetrain: All-wheel drive; two permanently agitated synchronous electric motors
Battery: Lithium-ion, 107.8 kWh usable capacity
Range: Up to 360 miles WLTP Combined
Performance: 761 hp / 1020 nm
Maximum charging capability: 22 kW AC / 200 kW DC
0 - 62 mph: 3.4 seconds

Maximum speed: 155 mph (limited)





Dawn of a new age: Two icons are ready to transform

Introducing the Concept EQG. It's a G-Wagen but not as you know it. The all-terrain model brings rugged dependability that has forged the legend of the model with the ability to drive in near silence. The Concept EQG features four electric motors with one directly powering each wheel. As well as being able to perform on the roughest or slipperiest terrain with its selectable two speed gearing, the Concept EQG promises to be able to accelerate in profound ways that its combustion powered siblings can. 

Externally, the Concept EQG remains true to the original but adds the signature black panel radiator grille from Mercedes-EQ along with circular light signatures on the door mirrors. At the rear, the spare wheel holder has been replaced with a charging cable storage box which is designed to mimic the Mercedes-Benz home charger wallboxes. Naturally, this is also illuminated.

Though the Concept EQG is a concept car, it is a very good indication of how an electric G-Wagen may look when a production version reaches us.





The other concept shown comes from Mercedes-Maybach, entering the electric luxury segment with its take on the EQS in SUV form. 

Based on the upcoming EQS SUV, the familiar Maybach touches deliver a striking exterior design. The raised three-pointed star sits proudly above the bonnet and above the black panel grille with vertical pinstripes. The slimline headlights seamlessly integrate into the grille and feature the Maybach double-M logo around each LED light cluster. 

Flowing lines and continuous transitions make for a truly seamless design, from the arching A-pillar to the tapered rear; the design is segmented with the chrome window surround that emphasises the generous rear space available with its bold B-pillar segment. 

Inside, the Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS delivers a world of luxury designed to be the finest place on the road to work or unwind. Between the two adjustable, luxury rear seats, the centre console appears to float from the parcel shelf to the dashboard as one continuous ribbon. Naturally, there is room for champagne flutes in the rear. 

Bold styling combines with familiar luxury and an all-new architecture that will bring the Mercedes-Maybach brand right up to date and launch the first fully electric ultimate luxury SUV. The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS will become reality in the coming years, and will follow the launch of the EQS SUV from Mercedes-EQ next year. Expected driving ranges for the EQS SUV are around 370 miles on a full charge.



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