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[First-hand test drive]Metrostar EQE 350 4Matic SUV

●Suggested selling price starts from 3.58 million yuan

●Cruising range 549kn (WLTP)

●Original factory warranty for 3 years with no mileage limit (battery 10 years or 250,000 kilometers)

●Luxury technology style, spacious and practical space, brisk and comfortable driving

●Unfortunately, rear axle steering is optional

From the EQS and EQE four-door luxury sedans to the EQA and EQB urban SUVs, the Mercedes electric vehicle sub-brand EQ then extended its reach to the mainstream leisure class, launching EQE SUV and EQS SUV. The former is more practical in the cabin space and rich in technology. Equipped with a 4.9-meter size that is easy to travel in the city, it has become the first choice for all-round pure electric luxury SUVs.

After starting the order-taking process in May this year, the EQE SUV and EQS SUV, new members of the Mercedes-EQ pure electric vehicle series targeting the mainstream luxury travel segment, were officially launched in Taiwan on July 6. The former is divided into EQE 350 4Matic (358 Ten thousand yuan) and Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4Matic (4.65 million yuan) are available. The latter adopts the single flagship seven-seater configuration of EQS 450 4Matic (6.03 million yuan).

Streamlined body shape full of boldness

Anyone who pays attention to the Mercedes-EQ pure electric car series will definitely recognize his family identity at the first sight of the EQE SUV, because the new car not only has a rounded body outline with a low drag coefficient of 0.25Cd, but also has a striking night view on the front. The starburst-shaped water tank guard, the slender headlights that are connected in one piece, the hidden door handles that automatically pop up when unlocked, and the highly recognizable three-dimensional spiral LED taillights are all common design elements in the family. Interestingly, although the size setting of this car is 4879x1918x1685mm, which is closer to the mid-to-large LSUV-class GLE, the actual visual experience is not as mammoth as the latter. On the contrary, it is closer to the more compact and compact GLC. .

The EQE SUV maintains the design features of the EQ family such as the rounded body lines and hidden door handles, and its wind resistance coefficient is only 0.25Cd.
Standard multi-beam smart digital headlights have functions such as automatic adjustment of high beam assist and ultra-long-range high beam.
The night star-shaped water tank guard is still a highlight of the front of the car, and the huge three-pointed star factory emblem in the center is even more eye-catching.
The model emblem on the front edge of the window frame is one of the family styling features, and the gloss black rearview mirror and window frame are from the night package.
The three-dimensional spiral LED taillights are also a common design vocabulary of the family, and the model nameplate does not specifically indicate SUV.

In order to meet the preferences of domestic consumers, the imported model comes standard with the AMG Line appearance package and 20-inch AMG five-spoke double-rib light alloy wheels. The test drive also has additional optional equipment including front and rear bumper trims, side trims, The exterior rearview mirror covers and window frames are all glossy black and the night kit with dark insulated glass behind the B-pillar forms a strong contrast with the special gray paint that has a slightly silvery sheen under the light, plus optional upgrades The 21-inch AMG multi-spoke light alloy wheels make the overall appearance full and dynamic. If you are looking for a more intense visual effect, you can choose up to 22-inch AMG multi-spoke style.

The test car was equipped with upgraded 21-inch AMG multi-spoke light alloy wheels, which improved visual tension and road holding performance.

Simple interior, spacious and bright

Entering the cabin, the simple and technological interior layout is first reminiscent of the most closely related EQE four-door sedan version. It also uses a towering and surrounding console shape combined with ring-cabin ambient lighting and large-area decorative panels. The 12.3-inch digital instrument and The upright 12.8-inch OLED high-resolution touch screen is also not absent. At the same time, because the AMG Line interior package is standard, the steering wheel adopts a multi-functional leather flat-bottomed sports car style, and the rear shift paddles are also used for adjusting the kinetic energy recovery mode. , as for the Hyperscreen ultra-wide screen that almost spans both sides of the A-pillar and is full of science fiction, it is listed as a high-end option in the EQE SUV series with an asking price of 454,000 yuan.

The family-style cockpit layout gives people a simple and technological visual experience, and the imported models also come standard with the AMG Line interior kit.
The 12.3-inch digital instrument provides a variety of different display styles, and a new off-road mode option is added in accordance with the SUV status.
The 12.8-inch OLED touch screen is equipped with the latest MBUX multimedia system, and you can choose zero-level or classic home screen according to your preference.
The central saddle is designed with practical functions such as a mobile phone wireless charging device, dual USB-C charging holes, and movable dual cup holders.
Three different styles of sound effect experience modes are also provided, which will vary from vehicle startup to acceleration and deceleration responses.
The shape of the standard Artico black/gray sports car seats does not look exaggerated, but the actual covering and anti-slip effect is quite good.

The new car also maintains a rich level of equipment similar to that of its sedan brothers, including advanced smart driving assistance packages, multi-beam smart digital headlights, dual front-seat electric controls with memory functions, 64-color ambient lighting, surround-view interior lighting, Keyless-Go package, standard dual-zone climate control, mobile phone wireless charging device, and 15-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound system are all standard. At the same time, in line with the SUV status, the off-road mode instrument first seen in the new generation GLC is also introduced. The display/central control interface and surface monitoring function make it easy to grasp the dynamics of the car and the road conditions ahead when driving on non-paved roads. The last thing that must be mentioned is the panoramic electric sunroof that extends all the way to near the head of the rear seat. Creating a sense of openness and brightness in the room can be said to be a big plus.

In line with its SUV status, an off-road mode, first seen in the new generation GLC, is added to allow for a more intuitive grasp of vehicle conditions.
The wheelbase of more than 3 meters can provide ample rear seat legroom, and it also looks particularly open and bright thanks to the panoramic electric sunroof.

Agile electric drive with solid thrust

The EQE 350 4Matic SUV, which is expected to be the main sales force, uses dual permanent magnet synchronous electric motors on the front and rear axles in terms of power. The maximum horsepower of "only" 292hp seems mediocre, but the peak torque can be as high as 78.0kgm, especially when the electric motor is very fast. Thanks to the real-time output characteristics, even if the vehicle weighs close to 2.6 tons, it can still accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 6.6 seconds. During normal smooth driving, the overall power output response still maintains the delicate and smooth tone of the three-pointed star. When accelerating or switching to Sport mode, full and solid acceleration force will immediately appear; in addition, it is a must-have for pure electric vehicles Regarding the kinetic energy recovery system, this car continues the multi-stage adjustment function of the EQ family, which is divided into D+/D/D-/D Auto. However, it is not sure whether it is due to the original factory update or the impact of the vehicle weight. The difference in recovery power at different stages is greater than that of the touring car. The brothers are obviously much more advanced. At the same time, D Auto is more active in controlling the distance from the car in front. Although it is more secure for driving safety, too frequent acceleration and deceleration actions also affect the smoothness and comfort of the ride. .

The dual-motor four-wheel drive configuration brings full and solid acceleration, and the pushing force under full power is also quite exciting.

This car is equipped with a battery pack with a usable capacity of 89kWh, and has a WLTP cruising range of approximately 549 kilometers. Although this test drive failed to fully test its performance, based on the past test drive experience of the EQ family, daily use should be easy Reaching more than 420~440 kilometers. In addition, the original manufacturer also emphasized that the new car adopts the brand's self-developed smart battery energy management system, and is the first to be equipped with a DCU front axle power disconnect device, which can promptly disconnect the front axle motor from the transmission shaft under low load driving conditions, further improving energy In order to provide a complete pure electric lifestyle, Mercedes-Benz Taiwan has upgraded the "Mercedes-Benz Pass" APP on July 1 to integrate multi-party cooperative charging operators (CPOs) and complete charging site information. , you only need to log in to a single integrated platform to have convenient charging services.

The battery pack with a usable capacity of 89kWh has a WLTP cruising range of 549 kilometers and supports a maximum DC charging power of 170kW.

Smooth and comfortable driving

Compared with its four-door sedan brothers, the EQE SUV is also built on an EVA pure electric platform. However, in order to take into account the convenience of urban driving, the wheelbase is set at 3030mm, the shortest among existing models on the same platform. The test drive also uses a maximum steering angle of up to The 10-degree rear axle steering system reduces the turning radius from 6.15 meters to 5.25 meters, which means that the U-turn can be completed within the width of two lanes, making traveling through streets and alleys more flexible and convenient, and it is even equipped with advanced The smart parking assistance system allows the driver to get out of the car after the system detects a parking space, and allows the driver to remotely control the vehicle to move forward or backward in a straight line or park in a designated parking space, or to set a memory location in the parking lot at home, and start recording when returning home. Use good parking paths to park your vehicle.

Due to the standard comfort suspension system, the test-driven EQE 350 4Matic SUV can still show a very smooth and comfortable road texture even if the tire size is upgraded to 265/40R21. When undulating or cornering at a slightly faster speed, there will be no excessive forward or backward jump or body roll. The overall body center of gravity shift is controlled in a balanced and gradual manner, and the isolation of road vibration and noise is also quite good, creating a calm and calm feeling. It provides a leisurely, calm and comfortable driving atmosphere. If consumers have higher requirements for comfort, they can also choose the Airmatic air pressure suspension system for an additional price of 96,000 yuan to enjoy a denser and softer driving experience.

The overall driving experience of the EQE 350 4Matic SUV is mainly comfortable and smooth, and the isolation of road vibration and noise is also quite good.

Test drive experience ~ Attacking the mainstream segment

The new EQE SUV is undeniably aimed at the mainstream luxury travel segment where Audi Q8 e-tron and BMW iX belong. With its distinctive design style and technological equipment, coupled with the three-pointed star's consistent exquisite texture and brand With its appeal, I believe it is definitely a strong competitor that cannot be ignored.

EQE 350 4Matic SUV spec sheet

This post was last modified on December 6, 2023 2:20 am

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