Mercedes Teases EQE, Announces Electric Maybach And AMG Concept For Munich Auto Show

Mercedes has announced plans to storm the Munich Motor Show with eight premieres, five of which are fully electric.

The all-new EQE will be the star of the show and it promises to be a sporty, spacious and comfortable electric vehicle.

The company is keeping details under wraps, but they released a couple of new teaser images. The exterior photo shows the model will follow in the footsteps of the EQS and feature streamlined styling, muscular rear haunches and slender taillights.

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The EQS-inspired styling continues in the cabin as the car has been outfitted with an MBUX Hyperscreen. It presumably features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch infotainment system and a 12.3-inch display for the front passenger. We can also expect a more basic setup that includes a 12.3-inch cluster display and a smaller 12.8-inch infotainment system.

Elsewhere, there’s a floating center console and a three-spoke steering wheel. We can also see turbine-style air vents, an ambient lighting system and a head-up display.

Mercedes was coy on performance specifications, but the powertrain is expected to be similar to the one used in the EQS. As a result, there could be a 450 variant with a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 329 hp (245 kW / 333 PS) and 419 lb-ft (568 Nm) of torque. This enables the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.2 seconds, hit a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h) and have a WLTP range of up to 485 miles (780 km).

The EQS also offers a 580 4MATIC variant, which has a dual motor all-wheel drive system developing 516 hp (385 kW / 523 PS) and 631 lb-ft (855 Nm) of torque. This cuts the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time to 4.3 seconds, but the range also falls to 420 miles (676 km).

New Electric AMG Announced Too

Besides the EQE, Mercedes-AMG will introduce their first electric vehicle. It’s expected to be a high-performance version of the EQS.

Little is known about the car at this point, but the company has previously hinted it will have up to 751 hp (560 kW / 761 PS). That would make it more powerful than the GT Black Series.

Moving on, Mercedes-Maybach will showcase an electric concept that conveys “how the 100-year tradition of ultimate automotive luxury can be carried forward into a new era.” That’s pretty vague, but the company recently teased an ultra-luxury version of the EQS SUV so it’s possible the concept could hint at that model.

Rounding out the EVs, Smart will introduce an electric crossover while the EQB will be making its European debut.

Putting the EVs aside, Mercedes-AMG will use the event to introduce their first performance hybrid. That’s presumably the GT 73 four-door coupe which will have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, a 6.1 kWh battery pack, all-wheel drive, and a rear-mounted motor that produces up to 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque.

The company has previously said we can expect an output in excess of 805 hp (600 kW / 816 PS) and 738 lb-ft (1000 Nm) of torque. This should allow for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of less than three seconds.

Last but not least, Mercedes will introduce the new S-Class Guard and C-Class All-Terrain. The latter is a crossover-ified wagon, which “masters poor roads and bad weather with consummate ease.”

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