On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz announced U.S. pricing for the new EQE all-electric sedan. Naturally, this upper-crust car is not an inexpensive proposition, though neither is it necessarily drain-your-401K-and-raid-your-kids’-college-fund pricey, either.
Including $1,150 in destination fees, the entry-level EQE 350+ sedan starts at $76,050. This gets you cab-forward design and an EPA-estimated 305 miles of all-electric range thanks to the standard 90.6-kilowatt-hour battery pack. Stepping up from there, the all-wheel-drive EQE 350 4Matic begins at $79,050. And finally, the EQE 500 4Matic can be yours for $87,050.
It’s important to note, aside from these core models, the EQE will also be offered in three different grades: Premium, Exclusive and Pinnacle. Prices listed above apply to the base Premium level, which gets you amenities like a 360-degree camera system, keyless entry with push-button start, a premium Burmester sound system and parking sensors. You also get a swanky 12.8-inch OLED touch screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Advanced driver-assistance technologies are aplenty, too. This includes amenities like LED headlights with automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist. Check out the chart below for a detailed pricing breakdown for all three grades.
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Stepping up to the Exclusive package gets you everything offered in the Premium trim plus MBUX augmented reality for the navigation system, active ambient lighting and the driver assistance package. As for the top-shelf Pinnacle options group, you get all those goodies plus a head-up display, four-zone climate control, a digital lighting package and much more.
Helping keep the battery fully juiced, the EQE allows owners to tap into a nationwide charging network courtesy of its seamless integrated payment system called Mercedes me Charge. Additionally, thanks to a partnership with Electrify America, drivers can take advantage of unlimited DC fast charging for 30-minutes at a time from anywhere in the EA network.
Like the larger Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan and its SUV derivative, the smaller, more affordable EQE isn’t much to look at. While sleek and slippery, the car’s design is rather bland and unassuming. The river rock smoothness of the EQE undoubtedly increases its aerodynamic efficiency, something that’s hugely important with electric vehicles, whether it’s a small Nissan Leaf or towering Ford E-Transit.
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Things do, however, get much more interesting inside. The EQE’s cabin is elegantly clean and intuitively laid out. The digital instrument cluster and portrait-style central touch screen look great together, much less intimidating than the massive MBUX Hyperscreen you get in the EQS and EQS SUV. Things will get a lot more interesting once high-performance AMG versions of the EQE are introduced. When fitted with the AMG Dynamic Plus Package, this high-performance all-electric sedan promises to crank out 677 horsepower and up to 738 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough sugar and spice to hit 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds.
Of course, the more mainstream EQE will launch before any AMG models come out. You can look for this all-electric four-door at Mercedes-Benz dealerships later in the year.
- EQE 350+ – $76,050
- EQE 350 4Matic – $79,050
- EQE 500 4Matic – $87,050
- EQE 350+ – $78,150
- EQE 350 4Matic – $81,150
- EQE 500 4Matic – $89,150
- EQE 350+ – $81,650
- EQE 350 4Matic – $84,650
- EQE 500 4Matic – $92,650
All prices listed include $1,150 in destination fees