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Mercedes-Benz EQE (2022) | Expert Rating

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Summary


The Mercedes-Benz EQE is a large executive saloon and an all-electric alternative to the conventional E-Class saloon. It’s built on the same platfor as the larger flagship EQS saloon.

While the award-winning EQS uses a 108kWh battery to produce an official range of 398 miles, the EQE uses a smaller 90kWh battery which Mercedes-Benz says can produce a maximum of 339 miles from full charge.

“If the Mercedes EQS is Dr Evil of Austin Powers fame, the Mercedes EQE is like Mini-Me”, Carwow says. “It’s a near-identical clone of the big luxury car, albeit cut down to a smaller scale.”

Although reviewers have generally responded poorly to the car’s exterior design, which Parkers calls “ugly as sin”, the EQE is just as refined and comfortable on the road as its bigger brother, and also has a cabin packed with user-friendly tech. “It makes the EQS feel unnecessary”, Carbuyer concludes – a point that is amplified by the fact that the EQE costs £30k less.

That said, some reviewers say that its price is still too high. While the EQE is a newer model, journalists find the car’s £70k+ pricing hard to justify when you can purchase a combustion-powered E-Class for over £25k less. Many reviewers also point out that the EQE faces stiff competition from the likes of the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT and Tesla Model S, which are all considered to be better performance packages.

But for others like Autocar, the EQE is certainly a competitive package, particularly if you favour luxury over acceleration. “In terms of build quality, refinement, ride quality and interior ambience, this new Mercedes-Benz model looks set to be a far more satisfying proposition than its ageing Tesla rival and the more conventional combustion-engine E-Class, too.”

As of July 2022, the Mercedes-Benz EQE holds an Expert Rating of 70%, based on 12 reviews written by the British motoring media. This is a brand new model, and therefore, we expect to see a large number of UK-based reviews being published in coming months, which could push the rating up or down by a few points.

EQE highlights

  • High-quality, tech-laden interior
  • Comfortable long-distance cruiser
  • Competitive battery range
  • As refined as EQS for less money

EQE lowlights

  • Polarising looks
  • Much more expensive than E-Class
  • Tight rear seating
  • So-so performance

Key specifications


Body style: Medium executive saloon
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £73,450 on-road

Launched: Summer 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA



Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Safety rating


No safety rating

As of July 2022, the Mercedes-Benz EQE has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

Eco rating


No eco rating

As of July 2022, the Mercedes-Benz EQE has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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As of July 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Mercedes-Benz EQE to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the EQE, we’ll publish the score here.

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