Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has filed the type designations EQE 43, EQE 53 and EQE 63 with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). These well-known figures may indicate the arrival of several AMG variants based on the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQE.
’43’, ’53’ and ’63’ are numbers that can always be seen in combination with the letters ‘AMG’ on sporty Mercedes cars. The above combinations have now been registered with the EUIPO, which may indicate that Mercedes-AMG is working on different sporty variants based on the EQE. Not much is known yet about this fully electric sedan, which will be comparable in size to the E-class. An official unveiling is not expected before the end of 2021. The EQE will have to compete with the Tesla Model S and Audi e-tron GT, among others. A 640 hp RS model has already been announced, so (at least) an AMG variant of the EQE seems a logical step for Mercedes.
It is not yet known how much power those peppered EQEs will receive. To be able to participate a bit, the top version will have to have more than 600 hp anyway. If Mercedes-AMG wants to compete with Tesla in the future, that number must even be above 1,000. Incidentally, Mercedes-Benz has already hinted that it plans to come up with a fully electric Maybach. The electrification of AMG therefore seems more like a matter of time. Whether there will really be an EQE AMG, and whether the other EQ models will eventually also receive such an AMG treatment, the future will have to tell.