Mercedes-AMG has released a new high-performance car that seems to be based on a meme, since it is the only AMG on the market that promises to give “110 percent.”
The Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ is a car with a name that is too long and complicated for what it is: an electric supersaloon. If you give one of these AMG hyperdrives the “Dynamic Plus Package” and the “boost function,” it will have 678 horsepower and go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds. The Audi RS e-tron GT is the same.
Do we hear… a very loud silence? Even though AMG’s main selling point has always been a high-octane V8, this company, which is known for being willing to try new things and take risks, has welcomed progress by moving forward. Even more so because the new EQE 53+ and its 469-hp sibling, the EQE 43, both come with four-wheel drive as standard.
The EQE is built on the “EVA2” chassis, which has two electric motors that have been tuned to fit AMG’s needs. In technical terms, this requires “adapted windings and laminations, larger currents, and a specialized inverter.” The back motor has six phases, and we’re told that both of them have a “very resilient thermal concept” that will let them fail again and again.
EQE’s 90.6kWh motor powers these two, with output varied per mode. “Slippery,” “Comfort,” and “Sport” cut output to 50%, 80%, 90%, or 100%; “Sport+” and “Race Start” get 100%. Race Start is worth 110%.
A normal 53+ can reach 62 mph in 3.3 seconds. Base AMG EQE 43s reach 62 mph in 4.2 seconds. The 43 can hit 130 mph, the 53 136 mph, and the 53 with additions 150 mph.
Statistics are boring. AMG-tuned suspension includes wheel carriers, suspension links, and stiffer anti-roll bars. AMG says this arrangement is akin to the EQS and GT Four-Door Coupe. The dampers have been fine-tuned for a comfortable ride and superb dynamics. Both have rear-wheel steering.
Brakes? They’re monstrous. AMG offers bigger ceramic discs as an option for the front and rear brakes. An ‘i-Booster’ combines hydraulics and electric recovery more effectively than an iPhone charger. They’ll feel like AMG brakes, supposedly.
Not like an AMG. The fast EQE, like its older sibling the AMG EQS, uses artificial noise, but the “authentic” noise option promises the iconic AMG sound. We imagine “balanced,” “sporty,” and “powerful” incorporated in its complicated framework.
The AMG makeover of the EQE’s exterior features a new black panel grille, a matching bumper, a new front apron and splitter, new sills, a new rear diffuser and apron, and AMG light-alloy wheels. Everything was designed to enhance range through aerodynamic efficiency.
AMG seats, pedals, carpets, red stitching, and a steering wheel enhance the interior. Merc’s ‘Hyperscreen’ is a display that covers the width of the car.
The Boss promises an AMG electric car. Philipp Schiemer, AMG’s CEO, stated the company is extending its range of pure electric performance automobiles.
Performance hybrids and all-electric AMG versions based on EVA2 will be followed by standalone AMG electric vehicles. AMG made these assumptions. He continued, “EA is our new in-house platform.”
When the vehicle appears, it gives 110%.