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Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 2023: what you need to know about Mercedes’ newest electric SUV


The EQE SUV will offer up to 590km range and will have electric motors as powerful as 300kW, though punchier AMG offerings are on the way

Mercedes-Benz has pulled the covers off its EQE electric SUV that rides on a new all-electric platform and will offer up to 590km of range (WLTP). 

The model will be available with three variants: EQE 350+, EQE 350 4matic and EQE 500 4matic. Two hotter AMG variants will be introduced, too, including the AMG EQE 43 and EQE 53. 

Mercedes-Benz says that the new EQE SUV is actually more compact than the EQE sedan with a length of 3030mm and a 90mm shorter wheelbase. 

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 2023 front 3/4 on road
Say hello to the new Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

The new SUV runs on Mercedes-Benz’s electric vehicle architecture (EVA) platform that also underpins models such as the EQS, EQS SUV and EQE. 

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the EQE SUV will be coming to Australia and will likely launch here sometime in 2023. 

Interesting facts and figures about the EQE SUV

There will be three variants for the EQE SUV, the 350+, 350 4matic and EQE 500 4matic. 

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 2023 bike rack
The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is actually smaller in size than the sedan

The entry-level EQE 350+ is rear-wheel drive and has outputs of 215kW/565Nm. The mid-tier EQE 350 4Matic adds an additional motor on the front axle and, while it has the same power output as the base model, it gains an extra 200Nm of torque

At the top of the EQE SUV standard lineup is the EQE 500 4Matic that has outputs of 300kW/858Nm – about the same torque as a petrol-powered V8 AMG GLE63

Mercedes-Benz will use a 90.6kWh battery pack based on a 400-volt system for both AMG and non-AMG models. 

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 2023 hyperscreen side angle
Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen is an optional extra for the EQE SUV

The EQE SUV comprises a four-link suspension setup at the front and fully independent suspension at the rear, with air suspension available as an option. If fitted, the EQE SUV can raise its ride height by up to 30mm. 

Also standard is a heat pump that uses energy from the electric drivetrain to heat the cabin. Mercedes-Benz says this drastically reduces the draw on battery power, increasing range. 

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 2023 front 3/4 driving
The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV should be due in Australia during 2023

The huge Mercedes-Benz hyperscreen will be available as an option that encompases almost the entire width of the cabin. Mercedes-Benz is also offering a leather-free interior trim option.

The EQE SUV will be manufactured at Mercedes-Benz’s plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in December 2022. A nearby factory supplies the batteries for the new electric Mercedes-Benz SUVs, including the EQS SUV.

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