2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Literally a few days have passed since the moment when Mercedes presented the EQE model, and now photo spies have managed to catch a prototype of the new AMG version. Despite the fact that the body of the car is almost completely hidden under the camouflage, it is not difficult to make out the two-tone wheels with huge spokes, which somehow suspiciously resemble the rims from the more massive AMG EQS.
The new Mercedes-AMG EQE
The reinforced EQE has a stance so low that it looks like it will now sit on your belly. It looks very sporty and bold (photo: motor1.com). This look is complemented by low-profile tires and a large rear spoiler. If you remember, Mercedes unveiled a slightly smaller electric sedan at the Munich Motor Show, but the new EQS will be a more practical five-door liftback.
One of the most important questions regarding this prototype is how much power will the final version have? While the EQE 350 will be powered by a 288 horsepower engine, the AMG variant will likely offer a twin-engine configuration. A press release for the standard EQE suggests future performance variations of "around 500 kW". The result is an impressive 671 horsepower, but not enough power to compete with the larger, more expensive AMG EQS model, which will offer a noticeably higher output of 751 horsepower.
Mercedes has already made it clear that the EQE will be a direct response to models such as the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT. A hot version from Affalterbach is needed to compete with these three performance-oriented EVs and is likely to arrive in 2022 as the prototype already looks like a finished car.