I do not learn about you, nevertheless it’s actually onerous to inform the Mercedes-Benz EQE other than the larger EQS. Actually, I had an issue telling each previous-generation Mercedes sedan aside, so it is not a brand new phenomena, only one that is larger than ever. There’s one simple solution to inform EQE and EQS aside, nevertheless: the trunk. The EQS has an unlimited area with an enormous underfloor cavity and a hatchback lid that chomps down on all of it like a hungry alligator. The EQE has a trunk.
Formally, it has a 15-cubic-foot trunk, which might be 2 cubes greater than the present Mercedes E-Class and about what you’d anticipate from a midsize household sedan. Let’s have a look at if that shakes out when it comes to precise stuff.
Regardless of the melted cleaning soap exterior, the trunk is surprisingly squared off. Observe how the opening juts out and down moderately than simply sloping down. This could imply good issues for packing baggage.
Actually undecided what that ridge within the again is defended by plastic, however there should be a good motive why it is not carpeted like the remainder of the trunk panels.
There is a small indentation to the left of the truck with slightly internet, however as you may see, nothing on the suitable. Not a ton of width right here. Golf golf equipment is likely to be iffy … however then this is not the Golf Membership Take a look at.
There may be some underfloor storage, however nowhere near what you get within the EQS. That factor is deep sufficient to cover a minimum of one suitcase and, as I found, bottles of wine upright. That means it might maintain quite a bit of wine. How a lot? Properly, this is not a Wine Take a look at, both. It is also concerning the EQE, so let’s get again to it.
Its underfloor space is deep sufficient for its cost wire and the tire restore doodads. Depart the cost wire at residence and you can most likely cover away a couple of wine bottles on their sides. There, completely happy now?
Let’s get to the luggage. As with each baggage check, I take advantage of two midsize curler suitcases that will must be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 vast, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embody my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
Most midsize sedan trunks are vast sufficient for my 4 greatest baggage to line up in opposition to one another. They can’t within the EQE, however then its 15 cubic-feet could be on the low facet if you happen to’re speaking Honda Accords, Toyota Camrys, and so on. This can be a midsize luxurious sedan and the bar is decrease, however I am going to get to comparisons momentarily.
There, every little thing match. Ish. That squared off trunk opening let my small blue curler match proper on the finish and one of many medium black baggage jut ahead since there wasn’t fairly sufficient top on the trunk’s forwardmost place for it to stack cleanly above the opposite medium-black curler.
So why the “ish?”
Fancy bag be squished. Had it been full, it is a no go. Then once more, had I chosen a much less foolish and inflexible duffel bag to make use of 4 years in the past after I began doing these items, it most likely would’ve been advantageous. Oh nicely.
OK, now some comparisions.
That is really higher than the BMW i4 (press right here for its baggage check), which might be the EQE’s closest competitor. It could have a hatchback, nevertheless it does not have as a lot useful quantity. It additionally does not have as a lot quantity on paper.
The Polestar 2 has only a bit extra useful area than the i4, nevertheless it could not match all the luggage both.
That is all I’ve in regard to electrical luxurious sedans on this normal value vary (sorry, no Tesla), and my choice of midsize non-electric luxurious sedans is worse. It blows the trunk off the Cadillac CT5 in case you are questioning.
It needs to be higher than most in that section, so in the long run, the EQE has a fairly good trunk for its section(s). And do you have to want extra …
I do not recall ever seeing this earlier than. On the trunk lid are two buttons that management the left and proper split-folding again seats. They sadly do not convey the seats again up once more, nevertheless it’s distinctive. I dig it.