Mercedes EQE SUV breaks the cover: Important facts and figures

  • The EQE SUVs sit between the EQC and EQS SUVs.

  • It has a 90 kWh battery that can reach up to 590 km of range, depending on the variant.

  • Mercedes also unveiled the AMG EQE 43 and EQE 53, its first performance electric SUVs.

  • Expected to arrive in India soon, after EQE sedan and EQS SUV.

The all-new Mercedes-EQ EQE is the new SUV from the German luxury brand. If you don’t know yet, mercedes is building a portfolio of electric vehicles (EVs) that mirror its ICE lineup. This means that the EQS is equivalent to the S-Class sedan and the E-Class the corresponding EV twin is the EQE, and so on.

Now, the SUV version of the EQE has become the electric SUV equivalent to the GLE in the automaker’s lineup. And the best part is that there is an AMG version, making it the most powerful Mercedes-AMG SUV to date.

Mercedes EQE design and interiors

On the outside, discerning observers will notice the similarities in front design cues between the EQE SUV and its sedan counterpart. The SUV has equally large headlights that blend into the black panel “grille” that houses the ADAS sensors. Lower down, the SUV gets a larger trapezoidal air vent at the base of the front bumper, flanked by body-colored C-shaped trim elements in the air dams.

While the SUV EQS has an upright but aerodynamic stance, the EQE is sleeker and sportier, with a profile that resembles the smaller EQC. Wheel sizes up to 22 inches are available and they give the SUV a nice determined stance.

At the rear, the SUV features stylish split LED taillights with a wave-like design, connected by an LED light strip in the middle. Overall, the aesthetic is clean and minimalist and there are even tailpipe-like air vents at the base of the bumper. Its overall dive design is more focused on aerodynamic efficiency, which is rated at 0.21 Cd.

Inside, the EQE SUV has a clean, familiar aesthetic that we’ve seen in other models in Mercedes’ EQ line of electric vehicles. Most of the space on the expansive dashboard is taken up by the MBUX hyperdisplay which includes a massive central display, an instrument display for the driver and a third 12.3-inch touchscreen for the front passenger.

Other interior highlights include an ‘Energizing Air Control Plus’ air purification system, Burmester sound system with Dolby Atmos (for cinema-like surround sound), leather-free interior and comforts such as electric seats, four-zone climate control and a panoramic sunroof.

Specifications and driver assistance technology

The Mercedes EQE SUV is powered by similar rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive powertrains to its sedan version. The base variant has a rear-wheel-drive engine with an output of 292 hp and 565 Nm, while the mid-range all-wheel-drive version gets a torque boost to 292 hp and 765 Nm. AMG) of the EQE SUV is equipped with a 407 hp and 858 Nm AWD powertrain. Underneath, the EQE SUV is based on the new base EV platform that underpins its sedan version.

It is powered by a 90 kWh battery that offers a range of up to 590 km, depending on the variant. It is capable of fast charging up to 170 kW, allowing the SUV to recover up to 220 km of range in 15 minutes.

Similar to other cars in the luxury brand’s lineup, the EQE SUV has a suite of standard driver assistance features such as driver attention monitoring, brake assist, lane keeping assist, speed limit assist and more. Its one-pedal drive function can detect if you are approaching a red light and automatically slows the vehicle to a complete stop. The full suite of autonomous driving features is available as an option.

Unveiling of performance-oriented AMG versions

Along with the standard electric vehicle, Mercedes has also unveiled the AMG EQE SUV, the automaker’s first performance electric SUV. It will be available (in overseas markets, for now) in two variants, EQE 43 4Matic with 476PS and EQE 53 4Matic+ variant with a 687PS AWD drivetrain. The latter is the most powerful AMG SUV to date.

The sportier EQE SUV variants use more powerful AMG-specific electric motors with a better temperature-regulation mechanism for the electric architecture that allows repeated acceleration without loss of performance.

Additionally, AMG variants get retuned suspension, electromechanical roll stabilization, high-performance brakes (ceramic brakes available as an option) and a unique AMG sound experience for an otherwise quiet powertrain.

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There is no official word yet on the launch schedule for the Mercedes EQE SUV in India, but we expect the electric vehicle to be introduced in the near future. The automaker has already launched the locally assembled EQS sedan here and plans to bring the EQB SUV Next. Later, EQE sedan, EQS SUV and EQE SUV are also expected to be introduced in India.