- mercedes-benz has confirmed that the eqe will debut at the munich (formerly frankfurt) auto show this september, releasing a teaser image of a sedan that looks like a shrunken version of the range-topping eqs sedan.
- the first ev from the performance-oriented amg division will also be revealed in munich and will likely be based on the eqs.
- mercedes will also reveal a maybach concept at the show, which is expected to be the mercedes-maybach eqs suv that was teased at a recent press conference.
mercedes-benz has been on an electric-vehicle offensive this year, unveiling the subcompact eqa crossover, the slightly boxier eqb crossover, and the opulent, top-of-the-line eqs sedan. the german luxury marque is showing no signs of slowing down, announcing today that it will bring a slew of new electric-vehicle debuts to the 2021 iaa, germany's international auto show, being held in munich for the first time after being hosted by frankfurt since 1951.
according to the mercedes announcement, two of the new evs are set to be production-spec vehicles. the first will be the new eqe, seen in the shadowy teasers provided by mercedes. the eqe will sit beneath the eqs in the mercedes lineup and, as the name suggests, is effectively an e-class-size electric sedan. from the teaser, the eqe appears to have a similar jellybean shape to the larger eqs as well as smooth bodywork and a full-width taillight. the interior teaser shows ambient lighting, a digital instrument cluster, and a large central infotainment display reminiscent of the eqs's gigantic hyperscreen.
mercedes will also use the munich show to introduce the first ev to be upgraded by amg, mercedes's in-house tuner. in the announcement, mercedes confirmed that the electric amg will be a sedan, meaning it will likely be based on the eqs, since the only other mercedes ev sedan is the eqe that will be unveiled at the same show.
lastly, mercedes will reveal an electric concept from the high-end mercedes-maybach luxury arm. although mercedes didn't specify what shape this decadent ev will take, it will likely be an suv, considering that mercedes recently showed a teaser for the mercedes-maybach eqs suv. the eqs suv will act as an electric counterpart to the gas-powered full-size gls, which itself has an expensive maybach version. the concept's design should be close to that of the production car, which has been spotted testing and is expected to go on sale next year.