Mercedes-Benz at the IAA: From the EQE and AMG-EQS to the EQG, E-Maybach and EQB

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At the IAA, Mercedes-Benz is following the EQC, EQV, EQA and most recently EQS with the EQE as a smaller electric business sedan. This model can also be optionally equipped with MBUX Hyperscreen including Nvidia hardware. Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS, AMG EQS 53 4MATIC +, Concept EQG and EQB were also shown at the IAA.

EQE follows as a smaller EQS

The EQE planned for mid-2022 will be manufactured in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen for the global market and in Beijing in the German-Chinese joint venture BBAC for the local market and will share the EV2 platform developed for purely electric automobiles with the larger EQS. The new model adopts the “one-bow design”, but it is more compact and has external dimensions comparable to those of a CLS. At 3,120 mm, the wheelbase is 90 mm shorter than the EQS; the dimensions of the EQE are 4,946, 1,961 and 1,512 mm (length, width, height).

At the start as an EQE 350 with 90 kWh

Two models are planned for launch: EQE 350 and another model that has not yet been named. In principle, all models will have an electric drive train (eATS) on the rear axle. Subsequent versions with 4MATIC will also be equipped with an eATS on the front axle. In the EQE 350, the eATS delivers 215 kW and is operated by a lithium-ion battery made up of ten modules and with a usable energy content of 90 kWh, which is designed for a WLTP range of 545 to 660 km. The maximum charging power is 170 kW and should deliver a range of 250 km in 15 minutes. According to the manufacturer, charging from 10 to 80 percent at DC fast charging stations with 500 amperes takes 32 minutes.

Mercedes-Benz EQE

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    Mercedes-Benz EQE (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

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    MBUX Hyperscreen also for the EQE

    The exterior, based on the EQS, is followed by an interior that is at least as familiar from Mercedes-Benz, although judging by the pictures, the soft plush cushions on the headrests of the “electric S-Class” have to be dispensed with. The cockpit is dominated by the MBUX hyperscreen, which stretches across the entire width to the front passenger with its own OLED screen. As in the basic EQS ​​model, the EQS 450, the MBUX Hyperscreen is also an optional extra in the EQE.

    Mercedes-Benz has not yet communicated prices for the EQE in general, the large infotainment system in the EQS costs just under 8,600 euros – in the EQS 580 it is installed as standard. The MBUX Hyperscreen in the EQS uses Nvidia’s full Xavier configuration with eight Carmel CPU cores and a more powerful Volta GPU, which is distributed over four TPCs on 512 CUDA cores. In addition, compared to the MBUX 2 of the S-Class (test), Mercedes-Benz has expanded the RAM from 16 to 24 GB.

    The EQS becomes an SUV at Maybach

    Apropos EQS: The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS was also shown at the trade fair that moved from Frankfurt to Munich. This should have a “concrete outlook“On the first fully electric series model of the luxury brand Maybach and lead it into a locally emission-free future. The MBUX hyperscreen can also be seen in the interior of the Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS.

    Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS

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    Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

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    Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC + with up to 761 hp

    However, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC +, the first purely electrically powered AMG production model, is not a concept vehicle. AMG-specific electric motors on the front and rear axles deliver a total of at least 484 kW (658 hp), with the “AMD Dynamic Plus Package” it is even 560 kW (761 hp). Provided that the battery charge is at least 80 percent, the sprint to 100 km / h should be completed in 3.4 seconds. The battery has a usable energy content of 107.8 kWh and can be charged with a maximum of 200 kW DC charging power.

    The G-Class is also going electric

    Once again with the concept vehicles, the Concept EQG can also be seen at this year’s IAA. When the current G-Class generation was presented in Detroit in January 2018, Mercedes-Benz had already said that the imminent electrification of all model series would of course also include the G-Class. The Concept EQG aims to deliver this promise with a “near-series study“Redeem. One of the aims of the development was to combine the classic design language of the G-Class with stylistic elements of the EQ design. The advantage of electric motors, which practically provide their maximum torque with the first revolution, should prove to be an advantage later on, for example, on steep slopes and on deep terrain.

    Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

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    Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

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    EQB as an electric family carriage

    Another SUV, but no longer a study, but planned for the end of this year in Europe and China, is the EQB, which will also be offered in the USA in 2022. As a five- and seven-seater with a third row of seats, the entire family should be accommodated in the car, according to Mercedes-Benz. In Europe, the fully electric compact SUV will be launched as the EQB 300 4MATIC with 168 kW and as the EQB 350 4MATIC with 215 kW. The ranges according to WLTP are each 419 kilometers. Further variants for special customer requirements are to follow, including a version with a particularly long range.

    Mercedes-Benz EQB

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    Mercedes-Benz EQB (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

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