EQE SUV is EQS SUV in het klein
Mercedes-Benz is investing in space with the new EQE SUV. The car is more compact than the EQE Limousine and has a 9 cm shorter wheelbase at 3,030 mm. The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is 4,863 mm long, 1,940 mm wide and 1,686 mm high. In terms of design, this SUV version of the EQE is no surprise. As mentioned, it is an EQS SUV in ‘small’. Mercedes-Benz does the same trick with the EQS and EQE. They also look very similar.
Every Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is equipped with a lithium-ion battery. The size of the battery pack of the regular versions is kept to itself by Mercedes-Benz. The batteries of the AMG versions have a usable capacity of 90.6 kWh, divided over ten modules. The range depends on the chosen engine and equipment. Larger wheels also affect range. There is a choice of wheels in sizes 19 to 22 inches. At the market launch of the EQE SUV, there are a total of five engine variants on the menu. Below we explain some figures for each version.
Greatest range or most horsepower
The variant with the largest range is the EQE 350+. On paper, it reaches a maximum distance of 590 kilometers according to the WLTP test standard. The top model – the 53 4Matic + – kicks it with AMG Dynamic Plus package up to 687 hp and 1,000 Nm, good for a 0-100 sprint of just 3.5 seconds. The top speed of this high-performance variant is 240 km/h, but the AMG Dynamic Plus package is 220 km/h
Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+
Drive: rear wheelsPower: 215 kWTorque: 565 NmSystem voltage: 400 VoltOn-board charger: 11/22 kWDC fast charging: 170 kWPermitted towing weight (braked): 750 kilogramsRange: 480-590 km (WLTP)
Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4Matic
Drive: four-wheel drivePower: 215 kWTorque: 765 NmSystem voltage: 400 VoltOn-board charger: 11/22 kWDC fast charging: 170 kWPermissible towing weight (braked): 1,800 kilogramsRange: 459-558 km (WLTP)
Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 4Matic
Drive: four-wheel drivePower: 300 kWTorque: 858 NmSystem voltage: 400 VoltOn-board charger: 11/22 kWDC fast charging: 170 kWPermissible towing weight (braked): 1,800 kilogramsRange: 460-547 km (WLTP)
Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV 43 4Matic
Drive: four-wheel drivePower: 350 kWTorque: 858 Nm0-100 km/h: 4.3 secondsTop speed: 210 km/hSystem voltage: 400 VoltOn-board charger: 11/22 kWDC fast charging: 170 kWPermitted towing weight (braked): 1,800 kilogramsAction radius: 431-488 km ( WLTP)
Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV 53 4Matic+
Drive: all-wheel drivePower: 460 kW or 505 kW with AMG Dynamic Plus packageTorque: 950 Nm or 1,000 Nm with AMG Dynamic Plus package0-100 km/h: 3.5 secondsTop speed: 220 km/h or 240 km/h with AMG Dynamic Plus packageSystem voltage: 400 VoltOn-board charger: 11/22 kWDC fast charging: 170 kWPermissible towing weight (braked): 1,800 kilogramsRange of action: 375-470 km (WLTP)
By the way, did you know that Mercedes-Benz has sent out a press file of no less than 16,300 words about the EQE SUV? The document is full of information about the latest electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz. Of course we are not going to pass the 16,000 words in this article. We’ll stick to the most important details.
Driver assistance systems
We start with the driver assistance systems. The standard equipment of the EQE SUV includes Attention Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Parking Package with Reversing Camera and Speed Limit Assist.
Chassis EQE SUV
The chassis of the new EQE SUV includes a four wishbone front axle and an independent multi-link rear axle. Air suspension Airmatic with infinitely adjustable damping ADS+ is available as an option. To increase the ground clearance, the vehicle level can be raised by up to 30 mm. In addition to the Dynamic Select “ECO”, “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Individual” drive programs, the EQE SUV models with 4Matic also have the “Offroad” drive program for off-road driving. Rear-axle steering with a maximum steering angle of 10° is available as an option. This benefits the turning circle.
Can also be upgraded afterwards
The EQE SUV offers the possibility to activate additional vehicle functions in a number of functional areas via over-the-air technology (OTA). This means that many equipment of the EQE SUV can be individually adapted after purchase and after selection of the original configuration. The OTA functions are available in the Mercedes me Store and the offer will continue to be expanded.
MBUX Hyperscreen optionally available
Naturally, the new Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is equipped with the MBUX infotainment system. The basic version gets an already quite large display, but the brand optionally supplies the well-known MBUX Hyperscreen. The zero-layer design eliminates the need for the user to scroll through submenus or use voice commands. With the MBUX Hyperscreen (option), three displays merge almost seamlessly into a widescreen of more than 141 cm wide. The front passenger has a 12.3-inch OLED screen with its own user interface at his or her disposal.
Route planning geared to electric driving
When it comes to navigation with Electric Intelligence, the name says it all, because based on many factors, the system plans the fastest and most convenient route, including charging stops. The system also reacts dynamically to, for example, traffic jams or a change in driving style. Navigation with Electric Intelligence is smart; it calculates the estimated charging cost per charging stop. The driver can also edit the planned routes individually. The driver can also edit the planned routes by adding favorite charging stations along the route or excluding suggested charging stations.
Heat pump standard
The EQE SUV has a heat pump as standard. The residual heat from the electric powertrain (inverter and electric motor) and also from the high-voltage battery can be used to heat the interior. This greatly reduces the load on the heating battery, increasing the range. Another pleasant and efficient function is the preconditioning. The two-zone Thermatic automatic air conditioning is standard, while the four-zone Thermotronic is available as an option.
New sound experience
‘Serene Breeze’ is the name of the new fourth soundscape making its debut in the EQE SUV. This provides a relaxing natural sound. A variety of soundscapes allow for an individual acoustic setup. An interior sound is also available as an option. This adapts adaptively to the driving style.
Charging via three new charging rates
Since June 2022, Mercedes me Charge has been offering three new charging rates in Europe that are tailored to individual driving behaviour. Mercedes me Charge S is for people who charge occasionally, Mercedes me Charge M for customers who charge regularly and Mercedes me Charge L for frequent chargers. With the introduction of the new, transparent tariff system, customers have partial access to fixed prices that apply regardless of the operator.
The Digital Light headlamp technology (option) enables innovative functions such as projecting auxiliary markings or warning symbols onto the road.
Energizing Air Control Plus
Another interesting option is Energizing Air Control Plus. A HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter cleans the incoming outside air at a very high filtration level. The Energizing comfort program connects different comfort equipment in the vehicle. The individual Energizing comfort programs enable a special feel-good program depending on the mood or needs. Leather-free equipment for the EQE SUV will be available from early 2023.
Production Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV
Production of the EQE SUV will start in December 2022 at the Mercedes‑Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA). The battery plant in nearby Bibb County supplies the batteries for this new model and the EQS SUV. Mercedes-Benz issues a battery certificate for its HV batteries and thus a performance guarantee to customers: 10 years or 250,000 km with a defined residual capacity.
AMG versions EQE SUV
As you have read in this article, there will also be two AMG variants of the EQE SUV. These are the EQE 43 4Matic SUV and the EQE 53 4Matic+ SUV. These versions come standard with fully variable four-wheel drive, AMG air suspension, a high-performance braking system, rear-axle steering, AMG-specific roll stabilization and an extra thick AMG exterior. The AMG versions roll on Michelin Pilot Sport EV MO1 tires in size 275/40 R21.
Driving modes AMG versions
The AMG variants also have various driving modes. Each driving mode affects the system power of the electric car.
Slippery50% power (=175 kW)50% power (=230 kW)Comfort85% power (=300 kW)80% power (=368 kW)Sport90% power (=325 kW)90% power (=414 kW)Sport+ 100% power (=350 kW)100% power (=460 kW)RACE START without boost function100% power (=350 kW)100% power (=460 kW)RACE START with boost function (included with AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package)not available110 % power (=505 kW)
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