Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) expanded the electrified Mercedes-Benz EQ range locally recently after launching its latest addition in the form of the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+.
Just like the flagship EQS model sitting above it, the EQE also underpins Mercedes’s proprietary EVA chassis architecture platform. This ought to explain why this seemingly ‘smaller’ mid-sized offering shares plenty of similarities with the said flagship.
Notably, the Malaysian-flavoured EQE 350+ model sees MBM kitting it out with the sporty AMG Line aesthetics for both its exterior and interior. Highlights of the former include the sportier front and rear bumpers, as well as the striking two-tone 19-inch AMG alloy wheels it rolls on.
On board, the AMG Line interior kit sees the EQE 350+ brimmed with a pair of sporty front seats, matched with sporty AMG floor mats, AMG aluminium pedals, as well as a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel draped in Nappa leather on top of the carbon-effect dash trims.
Whilst we’re on about the cabin still, we’ll also note that the EQE 350+ makes do without either the front passenger-side dash display and rear seat entertainment modules as seen in the EQS. Nevertheless, this mid-sized executive EV saloon still packs plenty of tech all around too.
Highlights include the full swing of the brand’s novel MBUX connectivity features, a Burmester’s 3D Surround sound system, active ambient lighting, as well as its backlit front dash with laser-cut Mercedes stars design in place of the deleted display.
Other key tech features include an array of active driver assistance (ADAS) from the Mercedes-Benz’s Driving Assistance Plus package. This adds Active Steering Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, evasive manoeuvre support and many more.
On to the powertrain department, the Malaysian-specced EQS450+ MBM was launched earlier this year, the EQE 350+ harnesses a single, rear-mounted electric motor that develops 292 HP (215 kW) and 565 NM of twist to drive the rear wheels exclusively. Said powertrain grants 0-100 KM/H in a respectable 6.4 seconds before topping out at a limited V-max of 210 KM/H.
Juicing said the motor is a sizeable 90.56 kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted under the floor. This pack accepts both regular AC and rapid DC charging, the former requiring 8 hours and 15 minutes to recharge from 10% to 80% whilst the latter does the same in just 32 minutes. According to MBM, a full charge should grant anywhere between 587 to 669 KM of travel range (WLTP standards).
Fancy this mid-sized ‘baby EQS’ of sorts? MBM has now opened up the order books for the electrifying new EQE 350+ through authorised dealers where it is priced at RM419,888 sans insurance.