Mercedes-Benz EQE shapes up as Tesla Mannequin S rival for 2022

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Version 1886

Mercedes-Benz has begun producing the primary of its EQ line of electrical automobiles in Europe with the EQC 400 SUV.

The corporate has introduced that it plans to construct 10 new EQ electrical automobiles by 2022, and different components of that lineup are starting to take form; and officers acknowledged very early on within the EQ challenge that it deliberate numerous variations that might roughly parallel its gasoline sedan and SUV fashions. 

On Monday, British automotive journal Autocar reported on some new particulars concerning the EQE sedan, which may have an general size a bit shorter than an E-Class, however as a lot room inside as an S-Class, in response to sources. 

Just like the Tesla Mannequin S, it can supply all-wheel drive with a motor on every axle, with a complete output greater than the EQC 400, which has 402 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque.

Not like the EQC, the EQE is anticipated to have greater than 300 miles of vary. Tesla has just lately introduced a brand new model of the Mannequin S with a 370-mile EPA vary ranking, whereas the EQC Is rated at 259 miles in Europe on the comparatively optimistic WLTP drive cycle.

The automotive will share a platform with the upcoming EQS, an electrical S-Class different that’s the solely different sedan so confirmed as a part of the EQ rollout.

Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz EQA idea, 2017 Frankfurt auto present

Different fashions deliberate to observe the EQC are the EQB small SUV, and, no less than in Europe, the EQA small hatchback and EQV electrical minivan. 

Mercedes has introduced plans to take a position $23 billion in new lithium-ion battery provides to energy the brand new automobiles, together with $230 million in a manufacturing facility in Poland and $1 billion so as to add battery and electric-vehicle manufacturing at its U.S. manufacturing facility in Alabama.