Rumour: Mercedes-Benz EQE to go on sale in 2022

According to a media report, the Mercedes-Benz EQE sedan is scheduled to go on sale by 2022. The Tesla Model S rival could be the car maker's sixth electric model and one of 10 models expected to be released under the company's EQ brand by 2025.

It is reported that Dr. Dieter Zetsche, before stepping down, gave the green signal to the electric saloon project. The company launched the EQC electric SUV last year and it is expected to be followed by the EQA, EQV next year. The flagship EQS could come in 2021. The EQB maybe launched later followed by the EQE, which could be based on the company's MEA electric car platform.

The architecture makes use of aluminium and is designed to give future EQ cars a flat floor for better interior packaging. It is reported that despite being shorter than the current E-Class, the EQE will offer the interior space of the S-Class.

While details on the powertrain are not known, the EQE is rumoured to better the 402 BHP / 765 Nm of the EQC. The EQE is expected to get standard all-wheel drive, while a rear-wheel drive model could be launched later. The range is reported to be around 600 km.

Other features that could make it way to the production car include four-wheel steering, level 3 autonomous driving functions, active air suspension among others.

Source: Autocar

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