Take Your First Have a look at the 2023 Mercedes EQE SUV!
Mercedes is cooking up an EQE SUV, and we’ve lastly caught it within the wild!
by Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 01: 23
The Mercedes EQ line of EVs isn’t very outdated, however the automaker is including merchandise to the lineup at a superficial price. On the 2021 IAA Mobility Present, the automaker revealed a complete of 5 EQ merchandise, specifically – the AMG EQS efficiency sedan, the EQE household sedan, the EQB crossover, EQG Idea off-roader, and the Maybach EQS SUV.
As if these weren’t sufficient, our spy photographers have now noticed the EQE SUV testing within the wild. It’s going to slot in between the EQB crossover and the EQS SUV.
Replace 12-14-2021: The EQE SUV has been spied but once more, this time doing winter testing. See it under!
December 12, 2021: EQE SUV Winter Testing
The Mercedes EQE SUV has been spied testing as soon as once more, however this time it’s doing cold-weather testing and having plenty of enjoyable within the snow.
This Is The First Time We’ve Seen The EQE SUV
The SUV is camouflaged properly and it doesn’t give out plenty of particulars. It goes with out saying that stuff like LED headlights, DRLs, and so forth. can be supplied as customary. Identical to Audi has Matrix headlights, Mercedes additionally has one thing particular in its arsenal within the type of ‘Digital Mild’ and this might be an non-compulsory accent.
We count on the black panel grille up entrance that’s a staple with the EQ fashions. For a spread that’s nonetheless in its infancy, such aesthetic cues function a model/mannequin recall for the frequent people. It appears to be driving on aero wheels to churn out each final mile of vary potential. The shorter overhangs, the flat roof, and the graceful hood-windscreen transition are the opposite cues we are able to decipher from the photographs.
On the within, plenty of colour combos and themes could be supplied. Mercedes may use its well-known 56-inch Hyperscreen as a ‘first-in-segment’ type of proposition to make the EQE SUV stand out. For these of you unaware, the Hyperscreen runs your complete width of the sprint and is basically three screens below a typical bonded glass cowl. The setup features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch central show, and a 12.3-inch passenger show.
The EQE SUV will most definitely be supplied with the identical set of options and specs because the EQE sedan.
The EQE sedan was launched with just one powertrain choice. This was a rear-mounted single motor setup that churned out 288 horses and 391 pound-feet of torque.
The twin-motor choices with the 4MATIC system could be unveiled afterward. If the EQE SUV debuts earlier than the production-spec EQE sedan reaches the showrooms, then count on it additionally to be launched with the single-motor setup.
The identical goes with the battery choices as properly. Count on it to function a 90 kWh battery pack at launch. Within the sedan, it provides as much as 410 miles of vary as per the WLTP cycle. In all probability, the EQE SUV will supply lower than this; maybe round 380 miles on a full cost. It is because SUVs aren’t as aerodynamic because the sedan and could have the next drag coefficient score. As per EPA rankings, this may imply round 340 miles of vary. The charging structure is also the identical and it will help as much as 170 kW quick charging.
Too quickly to touch upon this, however we speculate the EQE SUV to start out round $60,000 for the bottom trim. Till we get extra particulars concerning the EQE SUV or spot it once more, take pleasure in these spy pictures and share your ideas about it with us within the feedback part.
Image credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
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