Mercedes-Benz simplifies the classification of its all-electric range by adding the EQ suffix to each model. The EQA is Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level EV while the EQS represents the flagship. The GL class has been dropped from the name of their SUVs. They simply added “SUV”, after the EQ.
Earlier this summer, the EQS SUV was introduced as their flagship full-size EV crossover. The German manufacturer has now unveiled the 2024 EQE, which will compete with the BMW iX, Audi e-Tron S, and other full-size EV SUVs.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV Review
The 2024 EQE is the SUV version of the EQE, which was introduced in February. This is the fourth model that uses the new Mercedes EVA2 module architecture, an entirely dedicated EV platform. The EQE SUV’s design is more conservative compared to its sedan counterpart.
The EQE SUV, excluding the higher ride height, is 132 mm smaller and 11 mm thinner than the sedan. The wheelbase of the EQE SUV is also 90mm shorter. The grille is glossy black and the taillights are ultra-thin, connected by a lightbar. The body is smooth and as rounded as the shape of the car. There are only a few lines along the hood and a small crease near the rocker panel.
The EQE SUV has the same battery size as the EQE sedan. It is a 90.6 kWh unit that provides a 550 km range based on WLTP. The EQE’s aerodynamic design is responsible for the 110-kilometer difference. The EQE SUV, like all Mercedes-Benz Electric Vehicles, uses the same 170-kW fast charger. This gives the battery a charge of 80 percent in 32 minutes. You can reach 100 percent with a wall socket in just 9.5 hours.
The EQE350+ SUV is powered by a single rear-mounted engine that produces 288 horsepower. It also has 565 Nm in torque. The all-wheel-drive version has an additional motor at the front. It gets the same horsepower but the torque is increased to 764 Nm.
The Mercedes-AMG SUV is the best choice if these figures seem too modest. The AMG-specific AMG inverters and upgraded motors produce 617 horsepower, and 950 Nm torque, and have a top speed of 210 km/h. With the AMG Performance Package, horsepower increases to 677 and torque reaches 1,000 Nm. This is good for a maximum speed of 240km/h.
The optional features include Airmatic suspension, active 48-volt sway bars (the first Mercedes-Benz to offer it), and carbon composite front rotors. The wheel sizes range from 21 to 22 inches.
Cabin features are shared with the EQE sedan. The 12.3-inch digital display and 12.8-inch touchscreen are both included. A Hyperscreen option is available that replaces the infotainment screen with a 17.7-inch screen and gives the passenger a 12-inch touchscreen. The cargo space is small compared with rivals like the Tesla Model Y or the spacious BMW iX. However, it has more headroom than its sedan counterpart.
We don’t know when we’ll be able to see this car, but we are happy that Mercedes-Benz has been making progress with its sedans and SUVs.
Mercedes has now introduced its fourth electric model. The EQS, the EQS SUV, and the EQE sedan are all-electric versions of the S-Class. By the end of 2022, it is planned that all segments will have battery-electric vehicles. From 2025, all of its vehicle designs will be exclusively electric.
The EQE SUV’s range, thanks to a 10-module battery pack with lithium-ion cells, is similar to that of the sedan, at 342 miles – though this is based on the more forgiving WLTP euro cycle. Expect to get around 300 miles on the road in North America. This is still a very good range. Mercedes will regularly update the battery management software via wireless updates. The battery pack can be heated or cooled according to the need. The charger onboard is 9.6 kilowatts. DC fast charging can be done at up to 170 kilowatts.
The new EQE is awash with technology. The AIRMATIC air suspension is available with a smart suspension that reads the road in front. Mercedes’ ride height can also be increased by one inch. The 4MATIC version offers an extra Off-Road mode. 4MATIC versions can decouple their front motors under low-load conditions. Three regenerative brake settings are available, including one-pedal operation.
Mercedes’ Hyperscreen is a new option that will transform the dashboard into a large touchscreen. The EQE SUV, like many other EVs, has a sound system onboard that compensates for its almost silent operation. The EQE can be tailored by the customer.
The SUV is equipped with a variety of safety aids, such as active brake assist and blind spot assist. It also has active lane-keeping, parking assistance, and active lane-keeping. Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music are integrated into the infotainment system.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE350+SUV Pricing
The EQE SUV is said to offer many of the same features as the upscale EQS but at a lower price. It’s reportedly priced at around $80,000. Pricing is yet to be announced.