The new EQE: the exterior design

Sep 5, 2021
Stuttgart

The EQE features a sporty 'purpose design' with all the characteristic elements of Mercedes-EQ, one-bow lines and cab-forward design. Sensual Purity is reflected in generously modelled surfaces, reduced joints and seamless transitions (seamless design). The overhangs and the front end are kept short, the rear provides the dynamic accent with a sharp rear spoiler. Flush with the outer edge of the body, the 19- to 21-inch wheels, together with a pronounced muscular shoulder section, give the EQE an athletic character.

Compared to the luxury liner EQS, the EQE is even more streamlined, with a slightly shorter wheelbase, shorter overhangs and more recessed flanks - it carries the concept of the business saloon into the future.

The sporty, low and slim front of the EQE forms a coupé-like silhouette with a bow (one bow) stretched tightly over the greenhouse. The A-pillar, which has been moved far forward, and the C-pillar at the rear create space for a generous passenger compartment. Unique in this segment is the cab-forward design: The overhangs and the front-end assembly are short, the rear forms a dynamic accent with a sharp rear spoiler. Flush with the outer edge of the body, the 19- to 21-inch wheels, together with a muscular shoulder section, give the EQE an athletic character.

The design philosophy of Sensual Purity is implemented with the clear, flowing design. Tense, sinewy surfaces emphasise the athleticism, and the claim of seamless design is confidently realised with reduced lines and flowing transitions. Aerodynamics and formal aesthetics are synergistically coordinated. The detailed design expresses innovation and exclusivity.

Black Panel front with Mercedes-Benz pattern on request

The front is combined into a 'Black Panel' unit. Innovative headlights and the deep black radiator grille (Black Panel) form the athletic face and simultaneously position the EQE as a member of the new Mercedes-EQ vehicle generation. In addition to its unique look, there is also function behind the Black Panel surface: the various sensors of the driving assistance systems such as ultrasound, camera and radar are integrated. The concise daytime running light signet interprets the brand's characteristic flare. LED High Performance headlamps are standard, DIGITAL LIGHT combined with the flare as daytime running lights is available as an optional extra.

The exclusive look of the Black Panel radiator grille with the central Mercedes star can be enhanced still further: in conjunction with AMG Line exterior or Electric Art exterior, they are also available as an optional extra with the Mercedes-Benz pattern, a three-dimensional star pattern. This references the original star of the Daimler-Motorengesellschaft company, which was registered as a trademark in 1911. The seamless design is reflected in the front-end design in particular. Examples include the reduced gap dimensions and overlapping bonnet. The latter does away with the traditional divide between bonnet and wings.

Striking one-bow lines

The aerodynamic silhouette with frameless, coupé-like doors and the high, arched beltline are independent design elements in the profile. The outside mirrors sit on the beltline and are aerodynamically and aero-acoustically optimised. Chrome accents highlight design focal points like the one-bow lines of the window graphics. High-quality painted contrasting surfaces can be found in the lower area of the vehicle. Stone chip protection has been integrated into the chrome trim.

The service flap for wiper fluid was integrated into the side of the left wing. The bonnet is only opened by the specialist workshop for maintenance work, such as replacing the interior air filter.

Light band with LED lamps in 3D helix design

The sporty, coupé-like rear carries a rear spoiler with a sharp spoiler lip. The large rear window, which extends downwards from the roof in a flowing contour, is a distinctive feature. For the first time, the components of the various aerials are hidden underneath, invisible from the outside. The boot lid joins the windscreen with a slight gradation and unobtrusively incorporates the additional brake light. The rear camera is hidden behind the star, protected from dirt. Another highlight at the rear are the innovatively designed LED lights: their insides have the shape of a curved and illuminated 3D helix. The EQE has a continuous light band at the rear - a distinguishing feature of Mercedes-EQ vehicles.

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