The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, which volition go the latest subordinate of the German brand's EQ-badged EV range, volition beryllium unveiled aboriginal this week.
The SUV, twinned with the smaller Mercedes-Benz EQE saloon, volition beryllium the 4th to beryllium connected the German car maker’s EV-dedicated EVA level erstwhile it makes its archetypal quality connected Sunday, pursuing from the precocious revealed Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.
When it arrives successful the UK successful 2023, the EQE SUV volition beryllium beneath the EQS SUV – itself expected to outgo from astir £130,000 erstwhile it launched aboriginal this twelvemonth – which suggests pricing could commencement from astir the £100,000 mark.
Like its saloon namesake, the EQE SUV volition beryllium offered successful respective regular Benz and blistery AMG guises. It volition besides follow the smooth-surfaced exterior styling attraction arsenic seen successful the smaller model.
This was seen for the archetypal clip by spy photographers past year, on with a fig of plan cues that could beryllium expected connected the finished model, including a sloped roofline and an angled tailgate.
The BMW iX rival is acceptable to usage a 90.6kWh lithium ion artillery battalion with the prime of either a rear-wheel-drive single-motor oregon four-wheel-drive dual-motor layout. The cheapest version, the EQE 350 SUV, volition apt connection 288bhp and 391lb ft of torque, according to our sources.
In comparison, the EQS SUV is offered with a 107.8kWh artillery ion artillery battalion with 3 powertrain options. Heading the line-up is the four-wheel-drive EQS 580 SUV 4Matic with 536bhp and 632lb ft.
The interior of the car is besides expected to instrumentality cues from the EQS SUV, which houses a 12.3in integer instrumentality surface and 12.8in portrait-style infotainment displays arsenic standard.
Like the EQS, top-wrung EQE SUV models volition get the header Hyperscreen, which operates connected an eight-core processor and with 24GB of RAM. At 1410mm wide, it includes 12.3in instrument, 17.7in cardinal infotainment and 12.3in beforehand rider screens successful 1 expansive surface.
Underneath, the EQE SUV is again acceptable to travel the EQS SUV. The much costly car gets a four-link beforehand and multi-link rear suspension featuring Mercedes’ AirMatic aerial springs and adaptable damping power arsenic standard. Some of the much premium features connected the EQS SUV volition astir apt travel arsenic outgo options connected the EQE SUV.
The EQE SUV volition beryllium produced astatine Mercedes’ US mill successful Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which presently builds the EQS SUV and the likewise positioned but combustion-engined GLE and GLS SUVs.