Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed it is going to launch the EQE SUV throughout what’s proving to be a really busy 2023 for the model.
Each it and the EQS SUV will be a part of their passenger automotive EQE and EQS counterparts in native showrooms within the third quarter of 2023. All 4 automobiles use the model’s devoted Electrical Automobile Structure (EVA).
Earlier than then, Mercedes-Benz mannequin launches embody the brand new GLC and refreshed A-Class (each in June), and new SL (July), whereas different third-quarter launches for the model comprise the facelifted CLA, GLA and GLE.
The brand new-generation E-Class received’t arrive till 2024.
Mercedes-Benz Australia says it expects the EQE SUV to generate the best curiosity of all EQ fashions.
CarExpert understands this might translate to stronger gross sales figures than not solely the EQE sedan, but additionally the broader EQ vary.
When it comes to dimensions, the EQE SUV is definitely shorter than the EQE sedan, measuring 4863mm in size (in comparison with 4946mm within the EQE sedan), 1940mm in width and 1686mm in peak.
The wheelbase can also be barely shorter than the sedan, coming in at 3030mm in comparison with 3120mm within the sedan.
When it comes to total size, it slots in between the 4716mm-long GLC and 4924mm-long GLE.
Native pricing and specs have but to be introduced for the EQE SUV, which can come out of Mercedes-Benz’s US manufacturing facility in Alabama.
The automobile might be provided with 5 variants in complete, all utilizing a 90.6kWh battery pack and a 400V electrical system.
The EQE 350+ SUV makes use of a single motor on the rear axle producing 215kW of energy and 565Nm of torque, providing between 480km-590km of vary on the WLTP cycle and a finest power consumption of 17.7kWh/100km.
Stepping as much as the EQE 350 4Matic SUV provides a dual-motor AWD association with a mixed 215kW and 765Nm. Finest power consumption is eighteen.5kWh/100km, with vary of between 459km and 558km.
Lastly, essentially the most highly effective non-AMG variant is the EQE 500 4Matic SUV, which produces a mixed 300kW and 858Nm, providing a driving vary of 460-547km on the WLTP cycle and a finest power consumption of 19.0kWh/100km.
The twin-motor Mercedes-AMG 43 4Matic SUV has 350kW and 858Nm, with 431-488km of vary.
The range-topping AMG EQE 53 4Matic+ SUV has 460kW and 950Nm, with 375-470km of vary.
Choosing the AMG Dynamic Plus bundle will increase these outputs to 505kW and 1000Nm throughout race begin, which is successfully a ten per cent overboost characteristic.
Charging within the EQE SUV comes within the type of as much as 22kW on an elective three-phase AC charger, or as much as 170kW utilizing an extremely quick DC charger.
4-link unbiased suspension on the entrance and multi-link rear suspension is commonplace, though non-AMG fashions could be optioned with air suspension with adaptive damping that’s able to elevating suspension by 30mm within the off-road setting.
Adaptive air suspension is commonplace on AMG fashions, which can be specified with carbon ceramic brakes.
Rear-axle steering can also be out there on the EQE SUV, permitting as much as 10 levels of rotation (9 levels on AMG fashions as a result of wider tyres) to extend dynamic dealing with and likewise scale back the turning circle from 12.3m to 10.5m.
Whereas it doesn’t fairly hit the record-breaking coefficient of drag seen on the EQS sedan, the EQE SUV provides up a slick .25 CoD, making it one of the aerodynamically environment friendly automobiles available on the market.