Mercedes-Benz Malaysia presents the Future of Driving Performance with the introduction of two new models from Mercedes-AMG – the EQS 53 4MATIC+ and EQE 53 4MATIC+.
Sagree Sardien, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said, “At Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, we are proud to lead the charge towards a future in Electric Mobility. The introduction of these electrified AMG models signifies a major step forward in our journey. We believe that sustainability and exhilaration can coexist, and the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ and Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ embody this vision. These vehicles are a testament to our relentless pursuit of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of high-performance electric cars.”
Bettina Plangger, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars Malaysia & SEA II said, “The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ and Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ exemplify our unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled performance while leaving zero emissions at their wake. With their awe-inspiring aesthetics and state-of-the-art electric advancements, these vehicles redefine the boundaries of driving excellence, showcasing an extraordinary fusion of AMG’s iconic performance and the limitless possibilities of an electrified era.
AMG Sound Experience for full emotions
Mercedes-AMG models have always stood for emotionality. The vehicle sound has always been an important part of the hallmark AMG driving experience. The AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ and AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ bring a new, powerfully sonorous sound to electric driving. The sound system uses special loudspeakers, shakers and a sound generator to create a special sound experience in two versions: “Authentic” or “Performance”. This exclusive AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE is generated inside and out with a tonality and intensity to match the current driving status, the selected driving mode or the driver’s wishes.
The AMG-specific electric motors at the front and rear axles of both vehicles are permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM). The Mercedes-AMG electric motors are characterised by an optimum balance of enhanced power, efficiency and noise comfort. Among other things, this is ensured by new windings, stronger currents and new actuation via inverters with specially developed software. The electric motor at the rear axle is particularly powerful. A major reason for this is the six-phase design based on two windings with three phases each. The stators with move-in winding ensure a particularly powerful magnetic field.
The power of the battery-powered motors is brought to the road by the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive system on both vehicles. The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT in both vehicles guarantee a powerful yet comfortable drive.
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+
At the heart of the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ is its performance-oriented drive concept with two motors. The powerful electric powertrain with one motor each at the front and rear axles has fully-variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, which optimally transmits the drive power to the asphalt in all driving conditions. The AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ achieves a maximum total output of 484 kW (658 hp), with a maximum motor torque of 950 Nm. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and its maximum speed is limited to 220 km/h. With the included AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package, the maximum output increases to up to 560 kW (761 hp) in RACE START mode with boost function. The maximum motor torque is then up to 1020 Nm. In this case the AMG EQS accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds with a battery charge level of at least 75 percent. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h.
Exterior design with characteristic AMG features
With its one-bow lines and cab-forward design with hatchback, the AMG EQS is clearly distinguishable from vehicles with combustion engines at first glance. The design philosophy is reflected in generously modelled surfaces, reduced joints and seamless transitions. The exterior design also picks up on characteristic AMG features and transfers them into the all-electric age. The results include an unmistakable, brand-characteristic appearance paired with maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
The front view with DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps as standard is characterised by the AMG-specific black panel grille with hot-stamped vertical struts in chrome, integrated Mercedes star and “AMG” lettering. The distinctive design idiom continues in the front bumper, which is painted in the vehicle colour. This is contrasted by the front apron in the hallmark AMG A-wing design, which is painted in high-gloss black and features chrome trim. The back view is accentuated by the AMG spoiler lip painted in the vehicle colour making a bold statement of the pursuit of superior performance. Whether open or closed: the panoramic sliding sunroof provides a wonderful sense of freedom and a bright and pleasant ambience in the interior.
With the Night Package, the exterior of the AMG EQS takes on an even more expressive look having numerous features in a black or black chrome finish. Also included is 21-inch AMG cross-spoke light-alloy wheels aerodynamically optimised, painted in matt black and rim flange with a high-sheen finish. The red-painted brake callipers with black “AMG” lettering are an attractive eye-catching feature, and underscores the performance capabilities of the braking system.
With safety as a priority, the AMG EQS is equipped with Driving Assistance Plus Package which includes Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Lane Keeping Assist, rear sensors for the lane departure assistant, Active Steering Assist, evasive manoeuvre support, and PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side. The Parking Package with Remote Parking Assist comes with Active Parking Assist, 360-degree camera, and pre-installation for Remote Parking Assist. For further ease of mind, the vehicle has the URBAN GUARD vehicle protection Plus featuring Anti-theft alarm system and Interior monitoring system.
The AMG EQS is equipped with rear-axle steering. The steering angle of up to 9 degrees greatly enhances the agile handling of the large saloon. The turning circle is reduced to compact class level. The interaction between front-axle and rear-axle steering is designed to achieve agile responses with little steering effort when driving in town. At speeds below 60 km/h, the rear wheels steer in the opposite direction to the front wheels. This makes the AMG EQS highly manoeuvrable, light-footed and nimble. From a speed of more than 60 km/h, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels. The resulting virtually extended wheelbase offers increased handling stability and driving safety at high speeds, and during fast lane changes or sudden evasive manoeuvres. The AIRMATIC air suspension offers outstanding ride comfort even on difficult surfaces. The ride height of the vehicle varies in line with the speed. This can increase the range when driving fast.
Interior design with a particularly sporty touch
The interior is also dominated by style-defining AMG features. Here the AMG EQS offers a seat upholstery in nappa leather with AMG-specific seat graphics. The AMG steering wheel has a combination of carbon fibre and MICROCUT microfiber providing a good grip while driving. It is paired with AMG steering wheel buttons and silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles for setting various recuperation levels which further emphasises the cabin sportiness.
In addition, there are numerous other features that underline the distinctive style of the interior such as instrument panel and beltlines in space grey ARTICO man-made leather with NEOTEX grain and red topstitching, door centre panels and also transition from centre console to dashboard in black MICROCUT microfibre with red topstitching, AMG sports pedals, and AMG floor mats and door sill trims with “AMG” lettering (illuminated with interchangeable cover). The AMG EQS also comes with flex bottleholder, EASY-PACK load compartment cover, and Interior Light package. The KEYLESS-GO comfort package features HANDS-FREE ACCESS and KEYLESS-GO functionalities providing convenience when on the go.
The AMG EQS is equipped with the innovative MBUX Hyperscreen. This large, curved screen unit extends from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a glass cover and appear to merge into one. AMG TRACK PACE, the virtual race engineer, is part of the MBUX infotainment system and permanently records more than 80 vehicle-specific data (e.g. speed, acceleration), for example while driving on a racetrack. On top of this, lap and sector times are displayed, as well as the respective difference from a reference time. Because specific display elements are shown in green or red, the driver is able to see at a glance without reading numbers whether they are currently faster or slower than the best time. The data is displayed on the multimedia display, in the instrument cluster and on the optional head-up display. Quick access to the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes is provided by the corresponding direct-entry button in the centre console.
The Premium Plus package included comes with climatised front seats, THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, Burmester® 3D surround sound system, and panoramic sliding sunroof. Providing further assistance to the driver, the MBUX augmented reality head-up display and MBUX augmented reality for navigation enables drivers to manoeuvre safely through complex traffic situations.
Maximum aerodynamic efficiency with a cd value from 0.23
The AMG EQS achieves a drag coefficient from 0.23. At the same time, the aerodynamic fine-tuning ensures maximum efficiency for both slow and dynamic, high-speed driving. To achieve this, AMG’s aero-specialists carried out a large number of wind tunnel and flow tests and optimised both the basic shape and certain design features. These include:
- Front splitter in high-gloss black with chrome trim and also flics and fins on the air intakes, with AIR CURTAINS on the left and right in high-gloss black with chrome trim
- AMG side sill panels in high-gloss black
- Rear apron in the colour of the car with aerodynamically optimised diffuser with six longitudinal fins
- Larger rear spoiler (compared to AMG Line), to improve driving dynamics: rear lift is reduced without increasing drag
- 21-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in Aero or Heritage design, all aerodynamically optimised
The side air intakes contribute to the vehicle’s efficiency: the air curtain effect concentrates the airflow and sends it ahead of the front wheels at high speed. In this way the front wheels are aerodynamically shielded, which reduces air resistance and thus has a positive effect on operating range.
Intelligent recuperation for efficient energy recovery
The AMG EQS sets standards not only with its highly dynamic power delivery when accelerating, but also with efficient energy recuperation when braking. The recuperation output is up to 300 kW.
The driver can adjust the level of recuperation in three stages via switches on the steering wheel, and receive situation-related support from the ECO Assistant. Combined braking can take place until standstill.
New battery generation with a capacity of 108.4 kWh
The AMG EQS is equipped with a powerful 400-volt battery manufactured using the latest lithium-ion technology. A major advance in sustainability has been achieved in the cell chemistry: the cobalt content is reduced to ten percent, the optimised active material consists of nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1. The high-voltage battery has a usable energy content of 108.4 kWh. One special technical feature is the AMG-specific wiring, which is adapted to the high performance capacity. The battery management system is also configured specifically for AMG. In the Sport and Sport+ driving modes the focus is on performance, in Comfort mode on operating range. The new generation of batteries is characterised by a significantly higher energy density compared to previous developments. It also has a higher charging capacity. Another new feature is the possibility to install updates for the battery management system over the air.
Another advantage of the new battery generation is the significantly shorter charging times. As with the sister model from Mercedes-EQ, the battery can be charged with up to 200 kW at quick-charging stations with direct current. In this case, power for up to another 300 kilometres (WLTP) can be “topped up” after just 19 minutes. Thanks to the onboard charger, the electrified AMG can be conveniently charged at home or at public charging stations with up to 22 kW of alternating current.
The battery also stands out for its durability. The ECO Charging function makes a significant contribution to this: the intelligent control reduces the battery load during charging, and thus slows down the natural ageing process of the battery. Customers can also benefit from “charge interruption” function: the charging process can be paused at freely selectable times so as to use cheaper off-peak electricity at a later time, for example. The battery certificate stands for the long service life of the high-voltage batteries. It is valid up to a term of ten years or up to 250,000 kilometres.
AMG high-performance compound braking system
The AMG EQS is not only a top performer when it comes to driving dynamics, but also in handling safety. This is amply demonstrated by the AMG high-performance compound brake system with six-piston brake callipers and brake discs measuring 415×33 millimetres at the front, and single-piston brake callipers and brake discs measuring 378×22 millimetres at the rear. The AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system uses even larger brake discs measuring 440×40 millimetres at the front. Another high-tech feature is the additional i-Booster function. This ensures that the braking system combines electric recuperation with the hydraulic brake in a highly efficient manner. For that really authentic driving experience, the i-Booster is specially tuned to the hallmark AMG pedal feel and the larger AMG braking system.
Predictive route planning and efficient driving with Electric Intelligence
As far as Navigation with Electric Intelligence is concerned, the name says it all. Because it plans the fastest and most convenient route, including charging stops, based on numerous factors and reacts dynamically to traffic jams or a change in driving style, for example. Electric Intelligence plans a fast and comfortable route in advance, including charging stops, based on numerous factors such as the calculated energy demand. The system includes all relevant data in the calculation, from topography and route to driving speed and heating and cooling requirements.
With Electric Intelligence, the AMG EQS also reacts dynamically to the traffic situation on the planned route. The vehicle records traffic tailbacks and road closures, as well as changes in energy demand. For its calculations the system uses information from the cloud, which it combines with onboard data.
The planned route can be edited individually. For example, the customer can set the additional reserve at the destination and at the charging station (SoC, State of Charge) – ten percent SoC is standard. If the “Charge at destination” function is selected, the set reserve may be undercut until the destination is reached. MBUX indicates whether the available battery capacity is sufficient to drive back to the starting point without charging.
Further options for individual route planning:
- The route calculation prefers manually added charging stations along the route
- The driver can exclude suggested charging stations
- Calculation of the expected charging costs per charging stop
If there is a risk of not reaching the destination or the charging station with the chosen settings, MBUX informs the driver in good time with a note to activate the ECO driving functions, thanks to “Active range monitoring”.
Comprehensive safety concept: battery is crash-protected in the underbody
The battery sits in a crash-protected area in the underbody, embedded in the body shell structure including an extruded aluminium profile on the side. During extrusion, a heated block of metal is pushed through the dies and turns into an endless section, which is then cut to fit. This makes highly complex sections that are precisely tailored to the requirements possible. The housing with energy-absorbing structures at the front and side as well as a rigid, double-walled base plate provide additional protection for the modules.
Extensive crash and component tests have been part of the standard procedure at Mercedes-Benz for decades, and the standard is acknowledged to be high – the internal requirements are often significantly more stringent than the law requires. The company also attaches great importance to the best possible protection for the batteries. The test criteria include, among other things, the battery behaviour under shock load and in the event of foreign object penetration. Overheating and overcharging are also important parts of the tests.
In addition, there is a separate, multi-level safety system for everyday operation. This includes, for example, temperature, voltage or insulation monitoring as a continuously monitoring safety system. If a fault occurs, the battery switches off. Crash monitoring when stationary (during DC charging) is also standard.
Sustainability In production and materials
The roof of Factory 56, the production site of the AMG EQS, is fitted with 12,000 photovoltaic modules. These have a maximum output of around 5000 kWp and can thus cover around 30 percent of the factory’s energy needs on an annual average. Overall, the required energy requirement is reduced by 25 percent compared to other assembly shops. The bottom line is that Factory 56 is a zero-carbon factory – completely CO2-neutral. 40 percent of the roof area of Factory 56 has greenery, and recycled concrete was used for the first time in the main building. Production of the highly complex lithium-ion batteries at the Hedelfingen plant, part of the Stuttgart-Untertürkheim location, will be CO2-neutral from 2022. As part of strategic partnerships, Mercedes-Benz has also agreed to purchase battery cells manufactured in a CO2-neutral manner.
The components weigh over 80 kilograms and are made of resource-saving materials (recycled and renewable raw materials). A new yarn made of regenerated nylon is sewn into the floor coverings of the all-electric AMG model. One tonne of this yarn saves over 6.5 tonnes of CO2 compared to new material. The steel for the vehicle body consists of 80 percent secondary steel, most of which is obtained from recycled steel scrap.
After use in the vehicle, a second lease of life is possible for batteries: for example, in an energy bank operated by Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH. Together with its partners, the company has already brought three large-scale energy banks with a total of around 50 MWh of energy from automotive battery systems into the German electricity grid. The first 2nd-life battery storage system was connected to the grid in October 2016 in Lünen, Westphalia.
The Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+
Available as a sole variant, the Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ offers a performance-oriented drive concept with two electric motors. The powerful electric drivetrain (eATS), with a motor on each of the axles, also offers fully variable all-wheel drive, which optimally transmits the drive power to the asphalt under all driving conditions. The power spectrum in the AMG EQE is up to 505 kW (687 hp). The included AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package and boost function enables the vehicle to achieve a maximum torque range up to 1000 Nm.
Exterior design with characteristic AMG features
Similar to the AMG EQS, the AMG EQE has its one-bow lines and cab-forward design with fastback. The AMG-specific black panel grille with hot-stamped vertical struts in chrome, integrated Mercedes star and “AMG” lettering characterises the front view. The DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps feature a specific AMG projection when opening and closing the vehicle. The distinctive design idiom continues in the front bumper, which is painted in the vehicle colour. This is contrasted by the front apron in the typical AMG A-wing design, which is painted in high-gloss black and features chrome trim. The same look characterises the front splitter in high-gloss black with chrome trim and flics and fins on the optical air intakes. In addition, there are air diffusers on the left and right in high-gloss black for the so-called AIR CURTAIN effect. AMG side sill panels in high-gloss black, the rear apron in the vehicle colour with an aerodynamically optimised diffuser, and the larger rear spoiler round off the dynamic appearance. The measures improve the driving dynamics and efficiency: rear lift is reduced without significantly changing drag. All AMG light-alloy wheels are aerodynamically optimised. The AMG EQE also includes the AMG spoiler lip and panoramic sunroof.
With the AMG Night Package, the AMG EQE includes features in black or black chrome finish. The 21-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in matt black and with a high-sheen finish and red-painted brake callipers further add to the sporty exterior of the vehicle. As with the AMG EQS, the AMG EQE is equipped with Driving Assistance Plus Package and AIRMATIC suspension.
The AMG EQE is equipped with rear axle steering as with a steering angle of up to 4.5 degrees. The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package, combines driving dynamics extras – including the powerful boost for RACE START, the increase in maximum speed to 240 km/h, and the emotional AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE “Performance”. Sounds composed especially for this sound world – for charging or infotainment functions, for example – round off the AMG experience. It needs just 3.3 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h.
Interior design with a particularly sporty touch
The interior is also dominated by style-defining AMG features. Here the AMG EQE offers a sporty ambience, including AMG seats with individual graphics and special seat covers in ARTICO man-made leather with MICROCUT microfiber two-tone black/space grey and red decorative topstitching. Alternatively, seat upholstery in nappa leather is available with AMG-specific seat graphics. In addition, there are AMG badges on the backrests of the front seats and embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints. Red seatbelts further enhances the sportiness of the cabin.
Numerous other details underline the independent style of the interior:
- Instrument panel and beltlines in space grey ARTICO man-made leather with NEOTEX grain and red topstitching
- Door centre panels and also transition from centre console to instrument panel in black MICROCUT microfibre with red topstitching
- AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather, with flattened lower section, perforated in the grip area with silver-coloured aluminium paddles for setting various recuperation levels, in addition to AMG steering wheel buttons
- AMG sports pedals, AMG floor mats and door sill trims with AMG lettering (illuminated with exchangeable cover)
The AMG Performance steering wheel with its striking twin-spoke design and seamlessly integrated buttons combines visual stability with lightness. Also included is the AMG carbon-fibre trim and AMG carbon-fibre centre console that blends in harmoniously while also creating exciting contrasts, thereby reinforcing and emphasising the interior design.
The AMG EQE comes with the impressive MBUX hyper screen and head-up display which the later transforms the windscreen into a digital cockpit. In addition to that, MBUX augmented reality for navigation connects the virtual world with the real world. The Premium Plus package provides the vehicle with Burmester® 3D surround sound system, active ambient lighting, and THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control. Similar to the AMG EQS, the AMG EQE has AMG TRACK PACE that permanently records more than 80 vehicle-specific data.
In addition to that, the AMG EQE includes the Mirror package that folds outside mirrors to protect the vehicle from unwanted damages while parking. As an added safety feature, URBAN GUARD vehicle protection Plus comes with anti-theft alarm system and interior monitoring system. The 360 degree camera, Active Parking Assist, pre-installed remote parking assist, and memory parking assist within the Parking Package with Remote Parking functions allows for a smoother parking experience. The inclusion of KEYLESS-GO adds to the driver’s convenience when entering the vehicle.
New battery generation with a capacity of 90.6 kWh
The AMG EQE is equipped with a powerful 328-volt high-performance drive battery manufactured using the latest lithium-ion technology. It has a usable energy content of 90.6 kWh and consists of ten modules with a total of 360 pouch cells. The battery management system in the AMG EQE is also tuned specifically for AMG. Another new feature is the possibility to install updates for the battery management system over-the-air for continuous improvements over the life cycle. The AMG EQE also features an AMG-specific wiring harness adapted to the higher performance capability.
The new battery generation enables shorter charging times. The energy storage system can charge with up to 170 kW at fast charging stations with direct current. In this case, electricity for 180 kilometres (WLTP) can be recharged in just 15 minutes. Thanks to the onboard charger, the electrified AMG can be conveniently charged at home or at public charging stations with 11 kW or optionally 22 kW with alternating current.
Intelligent recuperation for efficient energy recovery
The battery can also be charged through efficient energy recovery using recuperation. The recuperation power reaches up to 260 kW. The driver can adjust the level of recuperation in three stages via switches on the steering wheel, and receive situation-optimised support from ECO Assist. Here, one-pedal driving and combined braking to a standstill are possible in recuperation levels D and D-. In DAuto, up to 5 m/s² deceleration is achieved, 3 m/s² of which is due to recuperation (2 m/s² via the AMG high-performance brake system).
AMG high-performance brake system
The AMG high-performance brake system with six-piston brake callipers and 415×33 millimetre brake discs on the front axle delivers first-class deceleration values with high resistance to fading and excellent durability. The rear axle has single-piston brake callipers and 378×22 millimetre brake discs. The AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system uses even larger brake discs measuring 440×40 millimetres at the front (only in conjunction with 21-inch wheels). Another high-tech feature is the intelligent i-Booster brake booster. It ensures that the brake system combines electric recuperation with the hydraulic brake highly efficiently. For that really authentic driving experience, the i-Booster is specially tuned to the characteristic AMG pedal feel and the AMG brake system.
The components weigh over 80 kilograms and are made of resource-saving materials (recycled and renewable raw materials). A new yarn made of regenerated nylon is sewn into the floor coverings of the all-electric AMG model. One ton of this yarn saves over 6.5 tons of CO2 compared to new material. The steel for the vehicle body consists of 80 per cent secondary steel, most of which is obtained from recycled steel scrap.
After use in the vehicle, a second life is also possible for the batteries: for example, in an energy bank operated by Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH. Together with its partners, the company has already brought three large-scale energy banks with a total of around 50 MWh of energy from automotive battery systems into the German electricity grid. The first 2nd-life battery storage system was connected to the grid in October 2016 in Lünen, Westphalia.
The AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ and AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+
|Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+
|484 kW [658 hp]
|460 kW [625 hp]
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h
|HV battery – usable energy content
|Electr. Range (WLTP)
|513 – 571 km
|458 – 527 km
|Electr. Consumption (WLTP)
|24.3- 21.8 kWh/100km
|22.7 – 20.2 kWh/100km
|AC charging time 0%-100% SOC (11kW)
|11 hrs 15 min
|9 hrs 15 min
|DC charging time 10%-80% SOC (200kW)
|2.700 kg/525 kg
|2.540 kg/555 kg
|Recommended Retail Price* with 10% Sales Tax
*On the road without Insurance