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Mercedes EQE electric SUV impresses the world. India coming out?


Mercedes’ EQE electric SUV promises to deliver longer and more powerful driving than some of its rivals.

The Mercedes EQE SUV boasts a wide range of driver assistance functions using a range of sensors.
The Mercedes EQE SUV boasts a wide range of driver assistance functions using a range of sensors.

Mercedes-Benz has officially wrapped up its EQE electric SUV with a range of nearly 600 km and some very impressive performance. With the removal of Tesla’s dominance in the global electric vehicle (EV) sector, Mercedes has a product onslaught and while the EQE sedan is confirmed to launch in India next year, it could also be remove EQE SUV in the near future.

The Mercedes EQE is the SUV version of the EQE sedan, itself an electric version of the much-loved E-Class sedan. EQE sedans as well as SUVs are likely to play a key role in the company’s efforts to play a big part in electric mobility. In particular, the EQE SUV can take advantage of an increasing number of vehicles with more aggressive road appearances. What’s interesting, however, is that the EQE SUV is slightly smaller than its sedan counterpart – with a wheelbase of 3,030 mm, an overall length of 4,863 mm, a width of 1,940 mm and a height of 1,686 mm.

The EQE SUV uses Mercedes’ all-electric platform that also underpins the EQS and EQE sedans, this particular model claiming to be a pretty decent powertrain while often packed with convenience features. comfortable and luxurious for people to sit.

What is the range on the Mercedes EQE SUV?

While there's also an AMG version of the EQE SUV, the non-AMG version also claims to be a pretty good performer.

While there’s also an AMG version of the EQE SUV, the non-AMG version also claims to be a pretty good performer.

With a 90.6 kWh battery pack, the Mercedes EQE SUV has a range of about 600 km per charge. There are two variations. A single electric motor on the rear axle helps the EV generate 288 hp and 565 Nm of torque. But if one opts for the EQE 350 4Matic, the dual-motor setup will help bring the torque up to 765 Nm although the range then drops to around 560 km. But there’s an even more capable variant in the form of the EQE 500 4Matic, which delivers 396 hp of maximum power and 858 Nm of peak torque. The best claimed range on this is around 550 km.

How quickly can a person charge a Mercedes EQE SUV?

The Mercedes EQE SUV can be charged with a 170 kWh charger, which takes just 15 minutes to give the EV a range of 220 km. Mercedes will also offer a 10-year, 2,500-mile warranty on the batteries in the markets where the EQE SUV will be offered first.

What are the highlights of the cabin feature inside the Mercedes EQE SUV?

Take a look at the dashboard layout inside the Mercedes EQE SUV.

Take a look at the dashboard layout inside the Mercedes EQE SUV.

The Mercedes EQE SUV comes with a 17.7-inch MBUX super-large screen but even front passengers can expect a 12.3-inch OLED display for the dedicated interface. The SUV can also be more comfortable for passengers than its sedan counterpart with slightly more headroom and a reclining function on the bench. Boot space is also a bit more inside this EV.

When will the Mercedes EQE SUV come out?

Initially, Mercedes will build the EQE SUV for the US market at its Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama from December onwards. The official launch is scheduled for some time in 2023 and pricing will also be known closer to the official launch time.

First published date: October 17, 2022, 09:33 AM IST

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