2024 Mercedes EQS and EQE get warmth pump, retuned braking, extra vary


Mercedes-Benz is making a variety of modifications to its EQE and EQS electrical SUV and respective sedan/hatchback fashions for the 2024 mannequin 12 months, together with updates to enhance vary and a brand new braking system that might deal with a typical grievance about earlier fashions.

Within the EQS and EQE, Mercedes tuned its regenerative braking for effectivity, choosing extra regen than different automakers. It is a very totally different method than Porsche and Audi use—within the 2024 Q8 E-Tron, for example. These different German luxurious automakers opted for much less regen, permitting EVs to coast extra when the driving force is off the accelerator.

Regardless of the motive, this resulted in a pedal really feel that may really feel imprecise in the previous few ft of a cease, and lack suggestions throughout more durable braking. It is one thing Inexperienced Automobile Reviews has identified in a number of opinions of those fashions, though it improved within the EQS SUV.

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

Apparently taking this criticism under consideration, Mercedes confirmed an “all-new braking system” for 2024 EQS and EQE fashions. The automaker guarantees “improved brake really feel,” however that is but to be examined as soon as Inexperienced Automobile Reviews will get some driving time within the up to date fashions to seek out out if that is the case.

All 2024 EQS and EQE fashions additionally get warmth pumps for improved cold-weather efficiency, whereas dual-motor 4Matic fashions get an all-wheel-drive disconnect function that Mercedes claims will enhance real-world vary.

Mercedes can also be claiming small vary will increase on the EPA testing cycle for some EQS sedan variants. The EQS 450 4Matic and EQS 580 4Matic sedans are actually each rated at 345 miles, will increase of two miles and 5 miles, respectively. The AMG EQS sedan will get a 23-mile increase, to 305 miles. Along with extracting extra vary from current architectures, Mercedes has additionally urged that it plans to increase the EV effectivity focus with its next-generation MMA structure, set to debut for 2025.

Mercedes-Benz EQS Manufaktur Signature Edition

Mercedes-Benz EQS Manufaktur Signature Version

The EQS SUV will get extra usable battery capability, too—now 118.0 kwh—however Mercedes is not reporting a rise in EPA vary. The EQE 350+ SUV and EQE 500 4Matic SUV additionally get a 96.0-kwh pack, whereas the EQE 350 4Matic SUV will get a 90.6-kwh pack.

Some EQS sedan fashions even have extra energy for 2024. The bottom single-motor rear-wheel-drive EQS 450+ now makes 355 hp and 419 lb-ft of torque (up from 328 hp and 417 lb-ft earlier than), whereas the EQS 580 4Matic now produces 536 hp and 633 lb-ft (in comparison with 516 hp and 631 lb-ft earlier than). Most fashions get some tools modifications as properly, together with a Manufaktur Signature Inside Package deal for EQS sedans.

The 2024 EQE sedan and SUV begin at $76,050 and $79,050, respectively, with the $1,150 vacation spot cost. EQS pricing begins at $105,550 for each the sedan and SUV.


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