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Mercedes EQE saloon - Reliability & safety

Mercedes’ generous battery warranty suggests the powertrain should be reliable

Carbuyer Rating

3.8 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The standard three-year warranty Mercedes offers is pretty average, but it also offers a 10-year, 155,000-mile warranty for the battery pack. Many EVs get an eight-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty, so Mercedes appears to be really confident that its electric cars will last a long time.

Mercedes EQE reliability

It’s too early to tell whether the Mercedes EQE will be reliable or not. After all, there’s a huge array of next-generation tech on it, and these functions could be expensive to fix if they do misbehave.

Mercedes finished 13th out of 29 brands in our 2021 Driver Power survey, above BMW and Audi. Of our respondents, 19% said they’d come across a fault in the first year of ownership.

Safety

The EQE’s safety hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP yet, but its protective features should give you confidence. Standard equipment includes traffic sign recognition and an emergency calling system, plus a fingerprint scanner to keep your personal and payment details secure.

AMG Line Premium models benefit from a Driving Assistance Package, featuring blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance and a system that will automatically brake at speeds of up to 80mph if it spots a hazard you’re not slowing down for.

The trim levels above that get the Plus package, with evasive steering and semi-autonomous driving capabilities – including slowing down for corners and roundabouts.

At speeds up to 19mph, the EQE emits a noise to warn pedestrians or cyclists of its presence.

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