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Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 2024: four variants to launch in Australia priced from $135K


The American-built electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz will go on sale in Australia in September this year and will feature four variants to choose from

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the pricing and standard specifications of its upcoming EQE SUV

With up to 539km of claimed electric range and as much performance as 460kW/950Nm, the new EQE SUV will compete against the likes of the BMW iX SUV and the Audi Q8 E-tron

Pricing begins at $134,900 before on-road costs for the entry-level EQE 300 variant and expands right through to $189,900 before on-road costs for the flagship AMG-fettled EQE 53 4Matic+. 

2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 SUV rear 3/4 static
This is the 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 SUV

All up, there will be four variants offered in Australia, however the overseas AMG EQE 43 will not be offered locally.

Mercedes-Benz says that the EQE SUV has a shorter wheelbase than the EQE sedan and measures in at 4863mm long, 1940mm wide and 1686mm tall and has a 520-litre luggage capacity. 

Interestingly, the new Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is being built in Alabama, USA, rather than in Europe. 

2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 SUV interior hyperscreen 2
You can get the large Hyperscreen on the flagship AMG EQE 53 SUV

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed to Chasing Cars that its latest electric SUV will go on sale locally in September 2023. 

Variant breakdown for the new Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV  

Starting with the entry-level EQE 300, this variant is rear-wheel drive and is powered by a 180kW/550Nm electric motor connected to a 89kWh battery pack. 

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV front 3/4 driving shot 2
The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV will go on sale in Australia in September 2023

Standard equipment for the EQE 300 includes the following:

  • 12.8-inch central touchscreen (Hyperscreen not available on EQE300)
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • Panoramic glass sunroof 
  • MBUX infotainment system
  • Wireless phone charging 
  • Ambient lighting 
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather upholstery 
  • Heated front seats 
  • 360-degree camera 
  • Burmester surround sound system
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Heat-insulating dark tinted glass 
  • Two charging cables (one 8.0-metre cable for domestic charging and one 5.0-metre cable for DC public charging)
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV boot open
The EQE SUV will have a 520-litre luggage space

Stepping up into the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4Matic, owners will receive a dual-motor powertrain that produces 215kW/765Nm and can accelerate to 100km/h in a claimed 6.3 seconds. 

Adding to the specification of the EQE 300, the 350 4Matic includes a transparent bonnet feature (providing a view under the vehicle thanks to cameras). 

Mercedes-Benz Australia says it will offer the next variant, the EQE 500 4Matic, for a limited time from launch only. The 500 4Matic gains a slightly larger battery pack (90.6kWh) but much higher outputs of 300kW/858Nm. The brand says the sprint to 100km/h is a claimed 4.7 seconds. 

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The interior of the Mercedes-Benz EQE350 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz says that the specification of the 500 4Matic is identical to the 350 4Matic.  

Lastly, Mercedes will offer an AMG variant of the EQE SUV called the 53 4Matic+. This variant will use a 460kW/950Nm dual-motor setup that is capable of sprinting to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds. 

The EQE 53 SUV adds the following features to the standard specification:

  • Rear-wheel steering 
  • Active ride control suspension with air (can raise the vehicle by up to 30mm)
  • Nappa leather AMG steering wheel
  • Heated and cooled front seats 
  • 22-inch AMG alloy wheels
  • Red brake callipers 
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV charging side profile
The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV will go up against the BMW iX

An AMG Dynamic Plus package is available for $7400, which includes:

  • ‘Powerful boost’ for a race start
  • Increased top speed to 240km/h
  • AMG sound experience 

Mercedes-Benz says that if battery temperature and state of charge are suitable, maximum power and torque can be increased “briefly”, however it does not state how much the change is. 

The claimed 0-100km/h sprint time can drop to as little as 3.5 seconds with Race Start activated. 

2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 front 3/4 static shot
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz will be offered with four variants this year

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • EQE 300: $134,900
  • EQE 350 4Matic: $144,900
  • EQE 500 4Matic: $164,900
  • AMG EQE 53 4Matic+: $189,900

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