The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4-MATIC: The new all-electric performance saloon from
The new Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC with battery-electric drive
Mercedes-AMG consistently pushes ahead with the Future of Driving Performance and expands its product portfolio with the inclusion of an additional fully-electric performance model. Joining Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric lineup is the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC business saloon. The model is based on the electric exclusive Mercedes architecture of the luxury and premium class (EVA2). AMG-specific solutions- particularly in the areas of drive, suspension, brakes, sound, exterior and interior design, and equipment- ensure a dynamic and emotively appealing driving experience unique to AMG.
“Our Mercedes-AMG model launches are always highly anticipated by car enthusiasts all around the world. The same can be said of Singapore. As the second model to be built on our all-electric architecture, we are excited for our customers to experience the future of electric performance driving through the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43
4MATIC. We look forward to leading them on a journey to rediscover and redefine sporty driving experiences in this all-electric era,” said Claudius Steinhoff, President & CEO of Mercedes- Benz Singapore.
The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC offers a performance-oriented drive concept with two electric motors. The powerful electric drivetrain (eATS) with a motor on each of the axles, also offers fully variable all-wheel drive, which optimally transmits the drive power to the asphalt under all driving conditions. The power of the EQE 43
4MATIC is 350 kW (476 hp) nd its maximum torque is 858Nm.
AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE: emotional sound spectrum for a unique driving experience
Mercedes-AMG models have always stood for emotionality. The vehicles’ sound has always been an important part of the hallmark AMG driving experience – even for all-electric AMG Performance vehicles. The sound system creates a unique sound experience with the help of special speakers, a bass actuator and a sound generator.
AMG-specific electric motors for perfectly balanced Driving Performance
The AMG-specific electric motors at the front and rear axles are permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM). The emphasis on performance is evident in the output and torque values. In addition, electric motors are characterised by an optimal balance of power increase, efficiency and noise comfort. The electric motors of the EQE 43 4MATIC feature AMG-specific tuning and control. This enables higher engine speeds and even more power, which is particularly noticeable during acceleration and at top speed.
The electric motor on the rear axle is particularly powerful thanks to its six – phase design, based on two windings with three phases each. The stator with pull-in winding ensures a particularly strong magnetic field.
Additionally, the highly resilient thermal concept allows repeated acceleration manoeuvres with consistently high performance. The centrepiece of the sophisticated design is the so-called water lance in the shaft of the rotor, which cools it. Other AMG-specific cooling elements in the cooling circuit include e special ribs on the stator and the needle-shaped pin-fin structure on the inverter, which is made of high-performance ceramics. This is enhanced further by the transmission oil heat exchanger where the oil is also preheated during cold starts to increase efficiency.
New battery generation with a capacity of 90.6 kWh
The new Mercedes – AMG EQE 43 4MATIC model is equipped with a powerful328-volt high- performance drive battery manufactured using the latest lithium-ion technology. It has a usable energy content of 90.6 kWh and consists of ten modules with a total of 3 60 pouch cells. In the Sport and Sport+ drive programs, the focus is on performance, in the Comfort drive program the focus is on operating range. The battery generation is characterised by a high energy density and a high charging capacity. Another new feature is the possibility to install updates for the battery management system for continuous improvements over the car’s life cycle. A major advance in sustainability has been achieved in the cell chemistry: the cobalt content is reduced to ten per cent. The optimised active material consists of nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1.
For an individual driving experience: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs
The driving characteristics can be changed by the driver at the touch of a button to suit the situation or their own preferences. This is made possible by the five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs “Slippery”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+” and “Individual”. These programs cover a broad spectrum from high comfort to pronounced sportiness. Important parameters such as drive and performance characteristics, suspension settings, AMG DYNAMICS with – among other things – steering torque characteristics, and AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE are included in the selected drive program accordingly. The maximum drive power can be called up in the Sport+ drive progra m, or in all drive programs via kic k-down.In th e other drive programs (except Sport+), the ma ximum pow er is adjusted to increase efficiency and r educe consumption.
EQE 43 4MATIC
Slippery 50% output (=175 kW)
Comfort 85% output (=300 kW)
Sport 90% output (=325 kW)
Sport+ 100% output (=350 kW)
The driver can also pre-select the basic suspension setup via the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs: at the touch of a button, the driving style varies from maximum dynamics in “Sport+” mode to smooth gliding in the “Comfort” setting, for example. In addition, the tuning can be adjusted in three stages independently of the drive programs via a dedicated button.
Depending on the drive program, the central drive control unit automatically activates different de-rating and cooling strategies: in “Sport” and “Sport+”, the cooling system is activated sooner, and the cooling capacity is increased to maintain delivered power for longer. The driver has the option of even more driving pleasure -for example on dedicated race tracks- by using the ESP OFF function.
AMG high-performance brake system
The AMG high-performance brake system with six-piston brake callipers and 415×33 millimetre brake discs on the front axle delivers first-class deceleration values with high resistance to fading and excellent durability. The rear axle has single-piston brake callipers and 378×22 millimetre brake discs. The optional AMG ceramic high performance compound brake system uses even larger brake discs measuring 440×40 millimetres at the front (only in conjunction with 21-inch wheels). Another high-tech feature is the intelligent i-Booster brake booster. It ensures that the brake system combines electric recuperation with the hydraulic br ake highly efficiently. For a highly authentic performance driving experience, the i-Booster is specially tuned to the characteristic AMG pedal feel and the AMG brake system.
AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE: unique sound experience with a wide bandwidth
With the AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE, the performance and sports car brand is giving a new voice to electric mobility- a soundtrack for the exterior and interior that emotionally enhances the dynamic driving experience. Similar to the drive programs, the acoustic composition has a broad range. In the standard basic “Authentic” profile, the customer can regulate the sound and its intensity depending on the driving status and the selected drive progra m. The hallmark AMG driving sounds are generated with the help of additional hardware, including special speakers, a bass actuator and a sound generator.
Another option for a personalised experience: using the AMG steering wheel buttons or the central display, the driver can select the sound characteristics “Balanced”, “Sport” and “Powerful” in any drive program. During RACE START, the vehicle produces a unique sound to match the dynamic acceleration.
The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package also includes the AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE “Performance” profile, which creates an even more emotional soundscape.It also includes the optional “Balanced”, “Sport” or “Powerful” profiles. In addition, event sounds – suitable sounds for all vehicle functions are included as well. This includes locking the vehicle, as well as starting and stopping the motor. The program even simulates the click of the indicators as many drivers are unwilling to do without the familiar sound. A new feature is the AMG-specific event sound that is heard when the vehicle is locked. The event sounds can be deactivated at any time via the multimedia system settings- separately for the exterior and interior.
Exterior design with characteristic AMG features
With its one-bow lines and cab -forward design with fastback, the new Mercedes- AMG EQE 43 4MATIC is clearly distinguishable from vehicles with combustion engines. The design philosophy is reflected in generously modelled surfaces, reduced joints and seamless transitions. The exterior design also picks up on characteristic AM G elements.
The AMG-specific black panel grille with hot-stamped vertical struts in chrome, integrated Mercedes star and
· AMG” lettering characterises the front view. The distinctive design idiom continues in the front bumper, which is painted in the vehicle colour. This is contrasted by the front apron in the typical AMG A-wing design, which is painted in high-gloss black and features chrome trim. The same look characterises the front splitter in high gloss black with chrome trim and flies and fins on the optical air intakes. In addition, there are air diffusers on the left and right in high-gloss black to achieve an AIR CURTAIN effect. AMG side sill panels in high-gloss black, the rear apron in the vehicle colour with an aerodynamically optimised diffuser, and the larger rear spoiler round off the dynamic appearance. The measures improve the driving dynamics and efficiency: rear lift is reduced without significantly changing drag. All AMG light-alloy wheels are aerodynamically optimised.
Interior design with a particularly sporty touch
The interior is also dominated by style-defining AMG features. The new model offers a sporty ambience, including AMG seats with individual graphics and special seats in AMG Nappa leather are available, also with AMG-specific seat graphics. In addition, there are AMG badges on the backrests of the front seats and embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints.
The components weigh over 80 kilograms and are made of resource-saving materials (recycled and renewable raw materials). A new yarn made of regenerated nylon is sewn into the floor coverings of the all-electric AMG model. One ton of this yarn saves over 6.5 tons of C02 compared to new material. The steel for the vehicle body consists of 80 per cent secondary steel, most of which is obtained fr om recycled steel scrap.
After use in the vehicle, a second life is possible for the batteries: for example, in an energy bank operated by Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH. Together with its partners, the company has already brought three large-scale energy banks with a total of around 50 MWh of energy from automotive battery systems into the German electricity grid. The first 2nd-life battery storage system was connected to the grid in October 2016 in Lunen, Westphalia.