Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its next electric car, the EQE SUV, and here’s everything you need to know about it.
The day came, October 16 was when the German brand made a full presentation of the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, the SUV version of its already popular EQE sedan that is getting such good reviews.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz also showed and presented the high-performance AMG version of the EQE SUV, an option for those who want the most power and sportiness even in an SUV.
Although Mercedes-Benz had a rather hesitant start in the electric era with its EQC, it seems that the brand with the star has found the right path and the latest models presented and announced are among the best current electric car options in the premium segment, which is where the brand wants to position itself.
We already knew some details about the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, and a few weeks ago the brand provided the first image of the interior of the EQE SUV and just a few hours before the presentation the first photos of the exterior were leaked.
But this has not taken away any of the interest in the presentation of the EQE SUV, and there were still many things to know.
Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, performance and details
Before moving on to the AMG version, let’s take a look at the highlights of the standard version of the EQE SUV, which the brand has announced will offer a very similar range to the EQE sedan, with the EQE SUV estimated to have a range of up to 550 kilometres under the WLTP cycle.
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that across the EQE SUV range the heat pump will be a standard feature.
This will be made possible by a battery with a capacity of 90.6 kWh capable ofDC charging up to 170 kW and AC charging up to 22 kW (as an extra), standard is 11 kW.
The dimensions of the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV are as follows: 4,863 mm long, 1,940 mm wide and 1,686 mm high. The wheelbase is 3,030 mm.
The boot capacity of the EQE SUV is 521 litres for the all-wheel drive version and 580 litres for the single-engine version, which can be increased to 1,676 litres if the rear seats are folded down.
In terms of powertrain choice, Mercedes-Benz will offer the EQE SUV with either a single engine or two electric motors and will initially launch a total of three versions.
The EQE 350+ will feature a single motor offering an output of 215 kW (292 hp), while the EQE 500 4MATIC option is equipped with two electric motors (all-wheel drive) and an output of 300 kW (408 hp).
Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV, performance and detailed information
And as we have anticipated, Mercedes-Benz took advantage of the presentation to show and announce the AMG version of the EQE SUV, which we are going to detail those key aspects and different from the “normal” version.
As you know, AMG at Mercedes-Benz is synonymous with exclusivity, sportiness and power, a hallmark and identity that the brand has not wanted to lose in this electric era.
At this point we are going to focus on the performance of the Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV, its great point of differentiation.
The German brand will offer two versions of the Mercedes-AMG, one called the EQE 43 4MATIC SUV and an even more powerful version called the Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ SUV.
Both have the same battery but the big difference between these two versions lies in the power of their electric motors.
The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC SUV generates a total output of 350 kW (476 hp) and 858 Nm of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in an excellent 4.3 seconds.
Its range, as expected, is somewhat less than that of the “normal” versions of the EQE SUV at 488 kilometres under the WLTP cycle.
For those who want even more power, there is the Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ SUV version, whose power output reaches 460 kW (626 hp) and can even be configured with the AMG Dynamic Plus package, whose output is further boosted to 505 kW (687 hp). With this configuration, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is just 3.5 seconds.
The range of this version, the AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ SUV, is set at around 470 kilometres.
Launch and price of the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV
Despite being a really extensive presentation, Mercedes-Benz kept some information about this new EQE SUV such as its price.
For this we will have to wait, although we do not think it will take long, as the book of reservations and orders is estimated to open before the end of 2022 to start the first deliveries in April 2023.
The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV will be manufactured entirely at the Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama (USA).
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