Mercedes-Benz has started pushing the brand into the electric future, looking to take on the big dogs of the EV world with the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE. Thankfully, the arrival of yet another big name brand will push the EV industry forward through the crucible of competition. Obviously, the biggest question on everyone’s lips is “can Mercedes bring down Tesla?” For now, the EQE certainly seems like a promising start, price notwithstanding.
How much will the Mercedes EQ cost?
Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on pricing for the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE. However, if we’re going off what the car is, then some answers start to emerge. Merc says that the 2023 EQE is supposed to be the electric Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Obviously, that means the brand will want the 2023 EQE to be similar in price. Right now, a new E-Class starts at around $55,000. So, expect something similar for the EQE.
Now, I know that the title says “for the rest of us”, and a roughly mid five-figure price isn’t exactly priced for the masses. However, if we’re taking a look at the average price of EV’s, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE is actually rather competitive. By the way, you’ll be getting around 288 hp for the standard single motor version, though Car and Driver says a dual-motor EQE with almost double the power is one the way too.
You can watch movies in the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE
However, the power figures aren’t really the point of this EV luxury car. No, this is a showcase of what EV technology means for Mercedes-Benz as a brand, much like the Mercedes EQS. Thankfully, that means the inclusion of the EQS’ Hyperscreen. Now, to be clear, it’s really three screens in one unit, but that’s semantics anyway. The cool part here is what that means for in-car entertainment.
You’ll be able to watch movies and TV from the passenger seat of the EQE (and presumably the EQS). However, because safety, you’ll not be able to see the screen from the driver’s seat thanks to some clever tinted glass. Honestly, that makes me a little worried. Not just the TV-in-car-distraction angle. I don’t want TV ads in my car. That’s a slippery slope. Still, it’s a cool feature, much like the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE’s optional rear-steering system.
Competition will lead to better EVs
Dystopian ad-riddle in-car future screens aside, the new 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE brings yet more competition to the EV field, and that’s a good thing. The addition of features like the Mercedes Hyperscreen and rear-wheel steering can only breed better, more cohesive cars. We’re kind of starting over with the car, and all this competition means consumers will end up with some brilliant machines over the coming decades.