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(Elbil24): Mercedes is now hammering the big electric cylinder, and it’s showing off a number of all-new electric cars, many of which aren’t far behind. Swede Ola Källenius, who became CEO of the entire Mercedes-Benz car, today kicked off Europe’s first major auto show in three years. This time in Munich, their own backyard, and here’s what they had to show off.
The car is new and built as an electric car from scratch. This segment enters as an electric vehicle as the E-Class works for its fossil relatives. True enough, it looks like a sedan, and whether it will arrive as a station wagon remains to be seen.
The EQE has a 90 kWh battery, and the all-wheel drive (rear) has a range of 660 km, if you choose the most efficient combination of equipment and wheels. To restore power to the battery, it can be charged using a fast charger with a power of up to 170 kW, while it has an internal charger of 11 kW for home charging as standard. If you want more, you can have it with 22 kW as an option. Mercedes-Benz says a quarter of an hour on the fast charger should give you 25 new miles.
Inside, you’ll benefit from Mercedes’ new MBUX – the Mercedes-Benz user experience – as the premium display has been adopted from the new EQS, among other things. This means that you have multiple monitors installed side to side for different functions.
The EQE is a car that’s just under five meters long, but because it’s built as an electric car from scratch, on the EVA-2 platform, it also takes advantage of that by having plenty of room – much better space than its fossil siblings. Among other things, Mercedes says that the cabin itself is 8 centimeters longer in the electric version. It looks small, but in the packaging of the car 8 centimeters is a lot.
It’s no secret that Audi is working with an electric A6, and BMW with an electric 5-Series. These, in addition to the Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz should enter the market and fight back. Like these, Mercedes-Benz will also add a number of functions and equipment to its so-called FOD roster, Jobs On Demand. This means that you can later buy the features by unlocking them for a fee. Like it or not, but your car has features that you’re not allowed to use until you pay an extra price.
Some are still standard, including what they call Microsleep Warning, a feature that analyzes movement and behavior through the camera. OTA updates should also be able to make your vehicle modern over a longer period of time, through online updates.
All steel used in EQE is one hundred percent recycled, reducing emissions from production by up to 60 percent.
So far, Mercedes has only released details of the two-wheel drive version, but it’s clear that the car will eventually also come with all-wheel drive, or 4Matic as it’s called in MB parlance. Then we’re also guessing it’ll be called the EQS 450, not the 350 like here. The first versions of the EQE will arrive in Norway in the summer of 2022.
Mercedes-Benz EQE 350
|Lithium Ion, NMC811
|L x B x H (mm):
|4946 × 1961 × 1512
|1.57 – 1.93 kWh/ml
|545 – 660 km
In the same way that BMW made an M version of the i4, AMG has now also made a worse EQS model. On the other hand, the cars represent different segments, but you are welcome to be the AMG EQS 53 4Matic +.
The car delivers 658 hp from 950 Nm of torque, but if that’s not enough you can take advantage of the AMG Dynamic Plus package, getting 761 hp from 1,020 Nm.
It gives you a sprint to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds, and does not stop until you reach 250 km / h. Without a plus pack, the same exercises will be performed in 3.8 seconds, and the maximum speed will be 220 km / h.
The engines in the AMG version are also AMG-specific. They are not the same as those in a normal EQS.
The battery is 107.8 kWh, it contains NMC811 cells, and to take out the full mill from the batteries, the car has not only Sport mode, but also Sport +. After all, it should be a little more with AMG. As I said, the car is all-wheel drive, and the system is completely variable, from completely rear-wheel drive to completely front-wheel drive. 10,000 analyzes are performed per minute of the place of distribution of forces.
Like the standard EQS, the AMG version also has all-wheel steering, up to 9 degrees at most. It also has adjustable dampers for proper chassis setup.
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ is expected to hit the market during the summer of 2022, but with sales starting somewhat early.
Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV
Here we have to be bilingual, because the first thing is that this is a Maybach version of the EQS SUV. But the car also comes in a more regular version, called only the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV. For those who don’t know the difference, Maybach is the rich uncle of Mercedes-Benz, hence the additional name Maybach – in the same way that AMG makes the sporting argument, the Maybach is the exclusive.
Basically, the car is a chassis version of the EQS, called the EQS SUV. But on the Maybach Edition, everything in leather and other materials is of a different quality than the EQS SUV again, and then two shelves are put on the stock list.
The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV will go on sale in 2023, and in a pure Mercedes version from fall 2022.
The legend is dead. Long live the legend. That’s the message in practice, when Mercedes is now introducing the EQG for the first time.
Unequivocally that the body is G-class, because no one will ever argue that this is a real Geländewagen. From the podium, they said there was still some work left before the car was released to market in a few years, but they promise it will perform both on the road and in the terrain.
That is why it gets, among other things, a two-speed gearbox, and all the electronic aids that such a car should and should have – including four electric motors for complete independence.
Unfortunately, we’ll have to be patient, because the car won’t appear on the market until 2025, 46 years after that car was first released. The car is also the answer to the promise made in 2018 by then-president of Mercedes, Dieter Zetsche, to Arnold Schwarzenegger himself that all future models should have an electric version – also the G-Class. And here is the Mercedes-Benz EQG, although we should We have to wait until 2025 before we see her on the street.
Intelligence has always been associated with urban mobility, they said offstage, before tearing up the canvas. And this could be a handicap for Smart, because since all the major manufacturers have come up with practical, but still small electric cars, the Smart unfortunately looked uselessly small and thus became very expensive as well.
They have taken very seriously making a car that fits the needs of the market much better, and it no longer appears as a four-wheeled motorcycle, but a full-featured, yet still smart car.
The Smart Concept No. 1 instead looks like the Kia Soul from the front, and Renault ZOE from the side. It’s an urban SUV, say the clever folks, who have made a small four-seater that can serve as the daily transportation needed for short trips.
The concept car had doors that open in different directions, and it had frameless windows.
The range is set at 43 miles, confirming that they don’t intend to fall into the same trap as they did with previous models. We were in New York to drive the already outgoing model in 2010. Hopefully soon we’ll be able to spot a new Smart that actually meets people’s needs, because the concept isn’t bad at all, it just delivers what people need.
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