There’s a synergy between the arrangement with Mercedes-Benz along with the AMG subsidiary. The former is focused on developing models for core features to ensure general appeal, whereas AMG is charged with maximizing the performance of the platform for those looking for a greater experience.
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG SUV it’s a tiny but highly electrically capacious virtual spanner into that synergistic groove. It is based on Mercedes-Benz’s EQE SUV and the AMG version offers more, and not only in terms of performance. It’s more efficient in every aspect, which leaves the standard MB E EVs EQE feeling somewhat unsatisfactory and making the gorgeous Mercedes-AMG GLE class, its internal-combustion analog, feel like an old-fashioned ordnance within the space of laser-guided missiles.
The plug-and-play componentry and the endlessly customizable software built into electric vehicles open up an entirely new avenue for adventurous AMG engineers to take advantage of. For instance, with AMG EQE, you have access to a massive amount of acceleration at any time, an electronically restricted maximum speed of 149 mph, and a refined mix of comfort and handling and all without making the compromises needed by ICE development for vehicles to attain similar parameters. It’s not that it’s simple. AMG built its rogue-in-a-tailored-suit identity on a trademark husky exhaust note and a certain menacing presence, and those elements don’t readily translate to this electric SUV.
2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE Changes
Naturally, the AMG EQE SUV’s journey begins with the power infusion. Two specially designed electronic motors that are located on each axle, produce the power of 617 horsepower and 701 pound-feet torque. It’s two times more horsepower, and it’s 68 pounds-feet over the dual motor setup which powers the Mercedes-Benz EQE500 SUV.
The capacity of the battery is identical to the 90.6-kWh lithium-ion battery in the basic Benz. (The basic EQE model is available in the single motor 350+ as well as the dual-motor EQE3504Matic.) It is the AMG EQE that can charge at rates of up to 170 kilowatts using a DC fast charger. That’s enough to charge 100 miles in a matter of 15 minutes as per Mercedes. The home or public charging using its built-in charging station is restricted to 9.6 Kilowatts.
In the true AMG model, there’s an option to select the launch mode of the user. It’s called Race Start, it can be used regardless of whether you purchase or not the AMG Dynamic Plus bundle or not. However, should you decide to invest the extra money, you’ll also get an extra boost feature.
The first version performs the traditional launch, with all systems primed to ensure a smooth neck-snapping, neck-snapping drive; however, you can also similar maneuvers using it with the Dynamic Plus boost mode engaged that temporarily boosts the power output to 677 horsepower and 738 pounds of torque. The car takes off with the same vigor, however, it adds just enough boost to expand the range of physiologic-based acceleration cliches that include a variety of internal organs.
AMG claims to have a speed of 60 mph of 3.4 seconds at this setting and, based on our C/D test results, we believe the test results will reveal that it’s about two to three-tenths more efficient. This puts it in line with the other EV SUV that is a bit more extrovert, such as that the BMW iX M60, while it leaves it behind the Audi SQ8 e-tron in the dust on paper, at the very least. It is also able to compete with its EQE53 sedan counterpart and it’s the Audi RS E-Tron GT.
It’s hot out there which is why the upgraded EQE SUV is equipped with AMG-specific cooling tricks to combat the heat created through repeated stand-on-it launches. The rear motor has the “water lance,” which, despite sembling to its name, is a high-performance kayak paddle, actually is a hollow shaft inside the rotor, which is in which coolant circulates.
Other AMG-specific components designed to release heat include ribs for the stator and a “needle-shaped pin-fin structure” on the inverter. It is made from specialized performance ceramics. The transmission oil heat exchanger regulates heat to cool during pressure and heat components during cold start-ups to increase efficiency.
The automaker is currently working on the range figures of the AMG QE crossover. However, the car that we test-drove had an estimated 215 miles, with an estimated battery charge of 90 percent at the beginning of the drive. However, after driving 72 miles in a mix of conditions that ranged from stop-and-go traffic along the Pacific Coast Highway to a period on the interstate the vehicle showed the remaining 152 miles with the battery at 60. Napkin calculations suggest a total of 240 miles when the battery is fully charged battery, but it will leave the battery exhausted.
Indeed, the software onboard estimated a range of 100-153 miles partly based on the style of driving that was observed in those first 72 miles. (We were able to spend the majority of our time in the driver’s seat on the EQE in Sport+ mode and subjected the vehicle to a variety of full-tilt launches and frequent foot-to-floor merges, as well as passing maneuvers along the road.)
Beginning with a fully charged battery and driving with a relaxed step, the range will improve proportionately. As a reference, C/D estimates the Mercedes-Benz EQE500 SUV, which is equipped with the same battery, but with smaller motors, and about 269 miles of travel. The navigation system comes with the Active Range Monitor software which should it find that an arranged destination will take you to the point of exhausting your battery, will come in and ensure optimal operation, and prioritize charging stations nearby.
Choose to select the Comfort drive mode select the Comfort drive mode, and choose the Comfort drive mode. AMG EQE takes an athletic, relaxed stride partially by limiting engine output to 493 hp. The air suspension standard adjusts to suit the individual’s needs electronic anti-roll bars relax its grip over the frame even despite the use of moderately aggressive 275/40R-21 Michelin Pilot E-V tires, this chassis offers an amazingly smooth ride that is ideal for coddled derrieres.
In a hurry, AMG’s tuned 4Matic with all-wheel drive transmits greater torque towards the rear of the vehicle in Sport as well as Sport+ modes for increased agility. As much as 9.0 degrees of steering in the rear is available to assist in maneuverability and handling. The rear wheels rotate in the opposite direction of the front wheels at under 37 mph for better maneuverability. Once they reach that point the rear wheels rotate in conjunction with the front wheels which aid in speedy maneuverability. It can be uncomfortable at first but as you get used to believing in the feeling the rocky walls that line the road of the canyon disappear into your vision.
Six-piston calipers squeeze 16.3-inch rotors on the front, with single-piston units at the rear that bite 14.9-inch rotors. (A ceramic composite high-performance brake set-up featuring 17.3-inch rotors is also offered.) There’s some fiddly uneasy feeling when you press the pedal, as these two systems switch duties for stopping, which is a problem we observed with the standard EQE SUV too.
Fortunately, with three levels of regenerative brakes that are available, you can reduce the amount of interaction between brakes and pedals. The mode that is strong recuperation will be the most reactive and provides the highest energy, but it does require a slight tweaking of your mind to apply it effectively. Even at high speeds, when sweeping through mountain roads that wind The trick is to not fully take your foot off the accelerator.
This will activate the entire power of regenerative braking which can be deceivingly efficient at slowing the vehicle. The software decision to let go of the anchor happens within the initial one to four percent of pedal movement. Light pressure on the accelerator at all times allows you to alter the force of braking with fairly natural results.
2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE Redesign
In terms of appearance, AMG has taken a very conservative approach to its design. A new hood badge featuring the AMG emblem has replaced the traditional Mercedes star. The body-color AMG front fascia is adorned with black panel and chrome accents, and the front aero elements are shined with chrome.
AMG interior symbols include upholstery that has specific patterns crafted in MB-Tex, with microfiber and red topstitching. Nappa leather is also available as well. The embossed AMG logos on the headrests and seats and the standard illuminated door sills, as well as an AMG flat-bottomed steering wheel. The steering wheel is fun to hold, however, the controls mounted on the wheel appear a bit less sturdy and are less tactile than in earlier versions. The Hyperscreen standard dominates the dash, and it’s filled with AMG-specific content including the AMG Track Pace program for anyone who plans to take their electric vehicle for track days.
While the 2024 Mercedes AMG EQE SUV is deserving of the AMG tag, it also redefines the formula for the vehicle. Sure, it is a step up in performance, but it also has software playing an ever-growing part. In the EV time, tuning arms such as AMG must work hard to develop the distinctiveness that distinguishes them from less sought-after counterparts. At present, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV is the most captivating version of the EQE family.