It looks like a smaller EQS.
Like so many other car manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz is currently fighting for EV dominance, and already has a few contenders in the ring, such as the EQC, EQV, and upcoming EQS. The German manufacturer hopes to have EVs account for half of its sales by 2030 and is pushing to expand its EQ-branded EVS. The latest EV to join the offensive is the Mercedes-Benz EQE, which will be slightly smaller than the S-Class equivalent, and will compete directly with the dominant Tesla Model S, Audi e-tron GT, and of course the Porsche Taycan. Recent spy photos have revealed an advanced prototype, and a reveal date has been pegged for September at the Munich Motor Show. The good news is that we don't have to wait that long, as new spy videos show off the upcoming electric Merc.
The video, posted by Car Spy Media, shows the EQE undergoing testing in Germany. The car still wears heavy camouflage and certain body parts, such as the rear taillights, have been completely removed. Still, one can clearly tell that it will look very similar to the EQS flagship, just with more compact dimensions. Comparisons can also be made with the C-Class and E-Class, but we'll have to wait until more of that camo falls away before we can make a more certain statement. Still, as we've seen with other cars in the Mercedes EQ offering, the styling will intentionally avoid drama.
What we do know for certain is that the EQE will pack a decent punch under the hood (or undercarriage, if you catch our drift) when it finally makes its debut. Power is said to come from two electric motors, with one powering the front while the other drives the rear for a true AWD system. This setup produces 469 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque in the EQS, and a driving range of 435 miles, but we expect the smaller EQE to deliver around 350-400 miles of range. An SUV version of the EQE is also expected to join the lineup in 2022.