Mercedes EQE SUV
A new star in the sky
- Electric driving range of up to 590 km
- 300 kW power output (EQE 500 4MATIC)
- 3 versions, 2 with all-wheel drive
Mercedes-Benz's electric constellation keeps expanding. The EQE SUV is the brand's seventh EV and is big on practicality as well as driving dynamics. In terms of driving range, the most efficient version nearly hits the 600km mark.
A new star in the sky
The Mercedes EQE SUV is clearly recognisable as a member of the EQ family. Aerodynamics played a major role in its design: the rounded snout merges into a sloping windscreen, while the side mirrors are positioned on the car's "shoulder" and the door latches are flush-fitted.
Like the EQE, the EQE SUV also adopts the new electric platform and innovations of the EQS and the EQS SUV. With its 3,030 mm wheelbase, it promises plenty of interior space. The ultimate wow effect on board is provided by the optional hyperscreen, which was introduced on the EQS. The three integrated displays provide a screen width of 141 centimetres. Even without this hyperscreen, the MBUX infotainment system is state-of-the-art and can receive 'over the air' updates.
Another technical eyecatcher is the EQE SUV’s rear-wheel steering. At low speeds, the rear wheels slightly pivot to the outside of the corner, greatly reducing the turning circle. At higher speeds, however, they rotate with the front wheels to increase stability.
Moreover, 4MATIC all-wheel drive with Torque Shift function provides continuously variable drive torque distribution between the front and rear electric motors. For efficiency reasons, the front motor can be decoupled, but when full power or dynamic driving is required, both power sources work together. The optionally available Airmatic air suspension with continuously adjustable ADS+ damping offers the ultimate in ride comfort but can also raise the car up to 30 millimetres at speeds of up to 80 km/h for additional wheel travel.
The entry-level version is called EQE 350+ and is powered at the rear wheels by a 215 kW (292 hp) e-motor. The same version with an additional electric motor at the front is called EQE 350 4MATIC. This all-wheel-drive version has the same overall power but gains an extra 200 Nm (765 Nm). The - apart from the two AMG variants - most powerful EQE SUV version is the EQE 500 4MATIC, which should guarantee particularly smooth performance with 300 kW or 408 hp and 858 Nm.
Regardless of the version, the battery contains a net 90.6 kWh. Fast charging can be done at speeds of up to 170 kW, so you gain 220 kilometres of driving range in 15 minutes. AC charging at 11 kW is standard, but a 22kW on board charger can be order as an extra. By the way, Mercedes-Benz offers a 10-year or 250,000-kilometre warranty on the battery - which is more than most competitors. Mercedes claims a maximum driving range of 480 to 590 kilometres for the rear-wheel-drive EQE SUV and mentions 459 to 558 kilometres for the EQE 350 4MATIC. The 500 should be able to get 460 to 547 kilometres out of a fully charged battery.