Mercedes-Benz’ EQE SUV Is Its First Electric Crossover To Get The AMG Treatment

More information about the EQE, such as powertrain options, will be released closer to the vehicle's release. Mercedes-Benz did not provide pricing or availability information, but did state that production of the standard EQE SUV will begin in December at its US facility in Alabama.

Mercedes-Benz' EQE SUV Is Its First Electric Crossover To Get The AMG Treatment
Mercedes-Benz' EQE SUV Is Its First Electric Crossover To Get The AMG Treatment

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest model, the EQE SUV, as part of its ambitious electric vehicle plans, along with a bonus high-performance AMG version.

The new models’ highlights include slippery aerodynamics, a large 90.6 kWh battery, and extremely quick 0-62MPH times on the AMG model.

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Mercedes describes the EQE SUV as a “multipurpose variant of the recently launched EQE executive sedan.” As a result, it appears to be an SUV version of the EQE, despite being 3.5 inches shorter than the sedan. It’s roughly the same size as the EQ-B and EQS SUVs.

It’s one of the more aerodynamic SUVs on the market, with a very low coefficient of drag of 0.26 — even with the running boards.

Along with the large 90.6 kWh battery, this contributes to an expected WLTP range of 342 miles (likely less on the EPA scale).

In its extremely detailed press release, Mercedes does not discuss power or performance on the regular EQE model, instead focusing on battery efficiency, thermal cooling, energy recovery, noise and vibration comfort, and other topics.

The interior is made up of a mix of natural and synthetic materials, such as NeoTex and leather. A curved Hyperscreen in the center features three separate displays for the infotainment system, vehicle controls, and more.

More streaming services (Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music) have now been integrated into the MBUX infotainment system, according to the automaker. There is also a front passenger display, which allows the front passenger to watch television without distracting the driver.

The AMG version is Mercedes’ first performance SUV, amplifying everything about the regular EQE. The front and rear motors produce 617 horsepower, or up to 677 with the optional AMG Dynamic Plus package’s boost function.

The Race Start feature allows you to apply full power to the wheels (complete with sound emitted inside and outside the vehicle), allowing you to accelerate from 0 to 62 MPH in 3.5 seconds.

The AMG also has an AMG-adapted air suspension, lowered ride height settings for Sport and Sport+ modes, an active anti-roll bar, carbon-ceramic front brakes, and rear-axle steering as standard.

Exterior features include digital headlights that project the Mercedes and AMG logos when the vehicle is turned off, large 21 and 22-inch wheels, and an AMG logo on the hood instead of the standard Mercedes logo.

Inside, lucky buyers have four interior options to choose from, with leather seating as standard. Custom AMG graphics are also included on the Hyperscreen, as well as a performance readout in the center display.

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More information about the EQE, such as powertrain options, will be released closer to the vehicle’s release. Mercedes-Benz did not provide pricing or availability information, but did state that production of the standard EQE SUV will begin in December at its US facility in Alabama.

Unlike the EQS SUV, which starts at $100,000, the EQE SUV may be able to fall below the $80,000 threshold and qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit.

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