Mercedes-Benz to launch new EQE in January, the automaker's fifth electric vehicle for SA

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  • EQE is the fifth Mercedes-EQ model to be launched in South Africa.
  • The EQA, EQB, EQC and EQS were launched in 2022.
  • The EQE includes two models in its range, bringing the EV option tally to seven for Mercedes customers.

Mercedes-Benz is starting the year off with quite a buzz. It's only been a few months since Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa launched its fourth electric vehicle (EV), the EQS. Now, the German automaker is about to release its fifth EV, the EQE. 

The Mercedes-EQ model is based on the electric architecture developed specifically for electric vehicles. The firm says that the sporty business saloon offers all the essential functions of the EQS in a slightly more compact format.

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At market launch, the local model range initially comprises two variants: the EQE 350+ with 215kW and 565Nm, and the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC with 350kW and 858Nm. Both vehicles have a claimed top speed of 210km/h and go from zero to 100km/h in 6.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds, respectively.

With a WLTP driving range of up to 645km, the EQE offers customers the best of all worlds, reconciling innovation, emotion and sustainability.

Mercedes-Benz EQE
Mercedes-Benz EQE

Mercedes claims an AC (alternating current) charging time via a three-phase setup (from 0-100%) of 9.25 hours (11kW) or 4.75 hours (22kW). Charging at a quick-charging station (from 10-80%) will only take 32 minutes.

News24 Motoring will be attending the local launch of the Mercedes-EQE range later in January, so look out for more details, driving impressions and pricing then. 

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Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa will also introduce the EQE SUV and EQS SUV later in 2023. This will bring the local EV model range to seven, the most extensive and varied offered by any manufacturer to date.

*WLTP means Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure.

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