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    Mercedes expands its electric vehicle (EV) model range with two new all-electric AMG performance saloons

    Mercedes-AMG is expanding its battery-electric performance model range with the new Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC and Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ electric vehicles (EVs). The former model will not be available in the UK, though.

    This part of Mercedes-Benz’s investment of 60 billion euros on electrification, digitalisation and automated driving through to 2026.

    The new Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC offers a power consumption of 22.5-19.7kWh/62 miles (22.5-19.7kWh/100km) with a range of up to 331 miles (533km), while the Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ offers 23.2‑20.3 kWh/62 miles (23.2‑20.3 kWh/100 km) and a range of up to 322 miles (518km).

    Both models are based on the electric-exclusive Mercedes architecture of the luxury and premium class. AMG-specific solutions, particularly the drive, suspension, brakes, sound, exterior and interior design and equipment, ensure a dynamic and emotively appealing AMG driving experience.

    Philipp Schiemer, Mercedes-AMG GmbH chairman of the board of management, said: “With two new models, we are expanding our range with purely electrically powered performance vehicles and are thus addressing additional target groups.

    “The EQE 43 4MATIC is the entry-level model for electric driving performance from Mercedes-AMG. The EQE 53 4MATIC+, on the other hand, focuses on even more sportiness and greater driving dynamics.

    “And that’s not the end of our future of driving performance: After performance hybrids and all-electric AMG derivatives based on EVA2, stand-alone AMG electric vehicles will follow in the not too distant future. These are based on AMG.EA, our new, completely in-house-developed platform.”

    Both new Mercedes-AMG EQE models will offer a performance-oriented drive concept with two electric motors. The powerful electric drivetrain (eATS), with a motor on each of the axles, also offers a fully variable all-wheel-drive. This transmits the drive power optimally to the road under all driving conditions.

    An advantage of the new battery generation models from Mercedes is the short charging times. The energy storage system can charge with up to 170kW at fast charging stations with direct current. In this case, electricity for 112 miles (180km) can be recharged in just 15 minutes[3.

    Thanks to the onboard charger, the electrified AMG can be conveniently charged at home or at public charging stations with 11 kW or optionally 22 kW with alternating current. In Japan, bidirectional charging will also be possible.

    Jochen Hermann, Mercedes-AMG GmbH chief technical officer, said: “The compact format of the EQE forms the perfect starting point for realising a highly agile and very emotional driving experience with our AMG-specific solutions.

    “This applies in particular to the areas of drive, chassis, brakes and, above all, sound. This ensures that our customers can also look forward to our brand’s hallmark Driving Performance in our second all-electric model series.”

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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