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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the first of its performance all-electric EQE models, all set to go up against the Porsche Taycan.

16 Feb 2022 | International News : Germany

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the new EQE43 and EQE53.

The two performance electric saloons come shortly after the reveal of the EQS53, and bring Mercedes-AMG into direct competition with the performance variants of the Porsche Taycan.

Both AMG EQE models get the AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in nappa leather an can be had with the MBUX Hyperscreen
The Mercedes-AMG EQE43 4Matic comes with a peak output of 469bhp, while the Mercedes-AMG EQE53 4Matic+ will deliver a total of 617bhp, although this can be raised to 677bhp if the car is equipped with the AMG Dynamic Plus package.

Peak torque for both cars meanwhile, stand at 858Nm and 950Nm, although the Mercedes-AMG EQE53 4Matic+ can deliver a maximum of 1,000Nm of torque if equipped with the AMG Dynamic Plus package.

Both cars utilise a battery with a net capacity of 90.6kWh, which translates to a range of up to 533km for the EQE43, and 518km for the EQE53 according to Mercedes-AMG's estimations. Charging can be performed at speeds of up to 170kW via direct current, while charging via alternating current is limited to 11kW or optionally, 22kW.

On the outside, the AMG variants of the EQE both receive a black panel grille with hot-stamped vertical struts in chrome, sporting the 'AMG' lettering at the front. Standard for both cars are Mercedes' Digital Light head lamps, which get an AMG-specific projection when opening and closing the vehicle.

The 90.6kWh battery of the AMG EQE can be charged at up to 170kW via a direct current source
Both cars also get AMG side sill panels in high-gloss black, while their rear aprons are finished in the vehicle colour, housing an aerodynamically optimised diffuser. The spoiler at the rear of both cars have also been enlarged to round off the dynamic appearance.

In the cabin meanwhile, both cars will get AMG specific sports pedals, floor mats, and door sill trims alongside AMG sport seats with upholstered in a Atico/microfibre combination and sporting red decorative topstitching. Mercedes' MBUX Hyperscreen, which spans the entire width of the dashboard, will be available as an option.

Handling prowess is ensured thanks to the use of a four-link front axle and multilink rear suspension, here equipped AMG-specific wheel carriers, suspension links and anti-roll bars with higher rigidity. Both cars will also get AMG Ride Control+ air suspension with adaptive adjustable damping, and all-wheel steering.

Customers of the two cars will be able to opt for the AMG Night Package, which finishes their car with additional black and black chrome elements, red brake calipers, or AMG carbonfibre trim elements.

An additional AMG Track Pace virtual race engineer will also be offered as an option. Integrated into the MBUX infotainment system, the AMG Track Pace permanently records more than 80 vehicle-specific data such as speed, acceleration while driving on a race track for later review, and will also offer drivers on the track lap and sector times on the car's multimedia display, in the instrument cluster and on the optional head-up display.

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