Just so we're on the same page, Mercedes doesn't build their own bikes, so they rely upon n+ to do it for them. These two crews have a rather longstanding collaboration together, and n+ is the exclusive producer of bicycles for the famed automotive group.
Now, anytime we talk about a bicycle, we need to consider a few aspects of its design and purpose (the terrain it's built for), and the CE is no exception to this rule. However, anytime you get your hands on something like this, a trinket that should belong in a museum rather than on the streets, it's best to just sit back and admire it.
Why add two motors to an e-bike? What kind of question is that? Simply because we want more power, more speed, and faster and faster experiences. It sounds like everyone is a speed-seeking soul. However, there's a tad more to it; Mercedes added two motors as a tribute celebrating their Formula E Team's first All-Electric Double World Championships.
As for the capability aspect of the story, the motors you see mounted to the front and rear hub pack 750 watts of juice and put out 130 Nm (96 ft-lb) of torque, not to mention hitting a top speed of 28 mph (45 kph). Personally, I haven't seen many e-bikes with this much torque; I think electric motorcycles and mopeds are more in this range. Powering these motors are two 10-amp-hour batteries integrated into the frame and seat post, yielding up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) of range. Just remember, that's a number revealed in optimum settings. While it doesn't seem like you can remove the battery, it can be recharged in as little as four hours once drained.
At the end of the day, we're being asked to drop no less than $5,800 (€5,840 at current exchange rates) on this wall-worthy trinket, and without trying to sound harsh, the frame is built using nothing more than aluminum. I know, carbon fiber seems more fitting if you ask me. Still, you should be aware of this electric wonder from one of the world's most renowned automotive manufacturers and innovators, especially if you're a diehard fan of the brand.