As part of its ambitious electric vehicle plans, Mercedes wrapped up its latest model, EQE SUV – along with bonuses high performance AMG version. Highlights of the new models include slick aerodynamics, a large 90.6 kWh battery, and a very fast 0-62MPH on the AMG model.
Mercedes calls the EQE SUV a “multipurpose variant of the ” Executive sedan EQE“recently launched. As such, it looks a lot like an SUV version of the EQE, although it’s actually 3.5 inches shorter than the sedan. In terms of size, it’s somewhere in the middle. EQ-NO and EQS SUV.
It’s one of the more aerodynamic SUVs, with a very slick 0.26 drag coefficient – even with the running board. Coupled with a large 90.6 kWh battery, that contributes to an expected WLTP range of 342 miles (possibly less on the EPA scale). Mercedes doesn’t detail power or performance on the regular EQE model, but instead talks about battery performance, thermal cooling, energy recovery, noise and vibration comfort and more. more in it extremely detailed Press Release.
The interior features a mix of natural and synthetic materials like NeoTex and leather. Front and center is a curved Hyperscreen that features three separate displays for the infotainment system, vehicle controls and more. The automaker says it has now integrated more streaming services (Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music) into the MBUX infotainment system. There’s also a front-passenger display designed to allow front-passengers to watch TV without distracting the driver.
The AMG version is Mercedes’ first performance SUV, and takes everything above the regular EQE to 11. The front and rear engines get 617HP or up to 677 from turbocharging with the AMG Dynamic Plus package. option. The Race Start feature allows you to put all your power into the wheels (complete with inside and outside of the car audio), going from 0-62 MPH in 3.5 seconds.
Other performance features on the AMG include adaptive air suspension with AMG, lowered travel height setting for Sport and Sport+ modes, active anti-roll bar, carbon ceramic front brake and suspension. Rear-wheel steering as standard.
Some of the exterior highlights include digital headlights that project the Mercedes and AMG logos when the engine is off, large 21- and 22-inch wheels, and the AMG logo on the hood in place of the usual Mercedes logo. Inside, lucky buyers can choose from four interior options, with leather seats standard. Hyperscreen also features custom AMG graphics, including performance notifications in the center display.
Details about the EQE such as powertrain options will be announced closer to launch. Mercedes-Benz did not detail pricing or availability, but did say that the base version of the EQE SUV will begin production in December at its US facility in Alabama. Not like EQS SUV Starting at $100,000, the EQE SUV can take a shot at getting quality under the $80,000 threshold for a $7,500 federal tax credit.
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