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Driving the Future: Reviewing the Electric Mercedes EQE 500 4Matic

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Driving the Future: Reviewing the Electric Mercedes EQE 500 4Matic

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 4Matic Sedan is the latest addition to Mercedes’ electric vehicle lineup, offering luxury and performance in an all-electric package. Following the review of the EQS, the EQE proves to be more in line with the reviewer’s preferences, akin to the E-Class over the S-Class.

On the exterior, the EQE 500 showcases modern design elements and advanced features. LED Headlamps with Active Highbeam Assist provide excellent visibility, while the pop-out door handles with hands-free entry offer convenience and a sleek appearance. The sedan rides on 20-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels with matte grey aero elements, giving it a sporty yet elegant look. Notably, the EQE boasts a remarkable coefficient of drag of 0.22, which contributes to its aerodynamic efficiency.

Moving to the interior, the EQE offers a luxurious and technologically advanced cabin. The new-generation MBUX Multimedia System with Navigation, featuring Natural Language Understanding and Keyword Activation (“Hey Mercedes”), allows for intuitive and convenient control of various functions. The central OLED touchscreen portrait display measures 12.8 inches, providing a visually immersive experience, while the 12.3-inch instrument cluster offers essential driving information. Additionally, the EQE boasts ambient lighting with 64 colors, including a new EQ-specific color scheme, setting the mood for a personalized driving experience.

The EQE 500 4Matic Sedan is equipped with dual motors, one on each axle, powered by Permanently Excited Synchronous Motors. With a total output of 300 kW, the EQE delivers impressive performance, generating 402 horsepower and 633 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, making it a swift and exhilarating electric sedan. The 90.6 kWh lithium-ion battery provides an all-electric range of 260 miles, ensuring ample driving range for daily use.

In terms of driving dynamics, the EQE incorporates the DYNAMIC SELECT system, offering various driving modes such as Comfort, Sport, Eco, and Individual. This allows drivers to tailor their driving experience to their preferences and optimize efficiency when desired. The optional rear-axle steering further enhances maneuverability, making the EQE as nimble as a compact car. At higher speeds, the combination of rear-axle steering and a direct front-axle steering ratio improves stability and handling.

With a starting price of $85,900 for the EQE 500 4Matic Sedan, it competes with other high-performance electric sedans in the market. Its rivals include the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, Audi e-tron GT, Lucid Air, and BMW i4. The fully equipped variant, including additional packages and options, can reach a price of $99,470.

Overall, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 4Matic Sedan offers a compelling blend of luxury, performance, and cutting-edge technology, appealing to those seeking a stylish and powerful electric vehicle experience.

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Adam was one of the founding members of txGarage back in 2007 when he worked for a Suzuki dealership in Dallas, TX. He is now our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He's always been into cars and trucks and has extensive knowledge on both. Check Adam out on twitter @txgarage.

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