Fifth EV from Mercedes for SA market

Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa (MBSA) is relentless in its onslaught to gain traction in the South African electric vehicle market with the launch of yet another fully electric vehicle locally.

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The EQE is the fifth Mercedes-EQ model to be launched in South Africa following the successful introduction of the EQA, EQB, EQC and EQS last year.

Just a few months after the South African launch of the EQS, the German manufacturer is already presenting the next Mercedes-EQ model based on the electric architecture developed specifically for electric vehicles, the new EQE.

The EQE is a sporty business saloon offering all the essential functions of the EQS in a slightly more compact format.

Mercedes-Benz EQE
From R1 800 000, the new Mercedes-Benz EQE.

At market launch, the local model range initially comprises two variants: the EQE 350+ with 215 kW and 565 Nm, as well as the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC with 350 kW and 858 Nm. With a WLTP driving range of up to 645 km, the EQE offers customers the best of all worlds, reconciling innovation, emotion and sustainability. The AMG will be able to sustain a distance of 535 km.

The EQE 350+ with rear wheel drive, will be able to reach 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds while the Mercedes-AMG version with power going to the front as well as the back wheels, will reach it in only 4.2 seconds.

More details on the local Mercedes-EQE range will be announced later this month. Later this year, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa will also introduce the EQE SUV and EQS SUV, bringing the local battery EV model range to a total of seven, the most extensive and varied offered by any manufacturer.

The EQE 350+ will be available in South Africa at an estimated price of R1,800,000 and the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC at an estimated price of R2,200,000. This includes a PremiumDrive Platinum 5-year/100,000 km maintenance plan and a 10-year battery warranty. Final pricing will be confirmed later.

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