2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV rivals BMW iX, Audi E-Tron

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    A brand new efficiency variant fills out the rising electrical crossover SUV choices within the Mercedes-Benz EQ household. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV unveiled Sunday in Paris, France, might be adopted by the 2024 EQE SUV AMG with an estimated 0-60 mph time of three.4 seconds, Mercedes introduced Sunday.

    The EQE SUV shares the identical parts because the EQE mid-size electrical sedan, however at 191.5 inches lengthy and with a wheelbase of 119.3 inches, the EQE SUV is 5.1 inches shorter and has a wheelbase that’s 3.6 inches shorter than its sedan counterpart. The five-seater is greater than 10 inches shorter than the associated three-row EQS SUV, and the AMG model sits a bit decrease and its bumpers make it a bit longer.

    The smaller proportions and lighter weight won’t translate to better vary than the EQS SUV. As a substitute of the bigger 108-kwh battery pack normal within the bigger EQS SUV, the brand new EQE SUV makes use of the 90.6-kwh battery within the EQE sedan. The battery feeds everlasting magnet motors in primarily 4 configurations. 

    A single 215-kwh motor drives the rear wheels within the base EQE 350+, making 288 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes estimates a 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds in its lightest EQE SUV. Mercedes solely disclosed the load on its heaviest model, the 5,930-lb EQE SUV AMG. Estimated vary hasn’t been disclosed both, however the 550-kilometer vary on the WLTP European emissions testing cycle interprets to about 305 miles on the EPA scale. 

    Vary will lower as buyers climb the trim ladder. The EQE SUV 350 4Matic provides a motor up entrance for dual-motor all-wheel drive and a lift to 564 lb-ft of torque with an estimated 0-60 mph time in 6.2 seconds. 

    The EQE SUV 500 4Matic comes normal with dual-motor all-wheel drive, however the output from the 300-kw mixed motors will increase to 536 hp and 633 lb-ft of torque. The five hundred 4Matic goes from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, however the AMG EQE SUV 53 variant does what AMG does. 

    Outfitted with two AMG-specific motors (Mercedes hasn’t disclosed the scale) producing 617 hp and 701 lb-ft of torque, the EQE SUV AMG matches the specs of the forthcoming AMG EQE sedan. The AMG Dynamic Plus Package deal boosts output to 677 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 mph time of three.4 seconds.

    Mercedes estimates the AMG model can recoup as much as 100 miles of vary in quarter-hour with DC fast-charging. For different EQE SUV fashions sharing its 400-volt structure, fast-charging at as much as 170 kw would take 32 minutes to cost the battery from 10% to 80%. 

    2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

    2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

    A house or vacation spot charging station with a 240-volt output at 32 amps can cost the battery to full in 9.5 hours by means of the 9.6-kw onboard charger.

    The primary EQ Mercedes to make use of a regular warmth pump, the EQE SUV recycles the waste warmth from the drive system to warmth the cabin as a substitute of utilizing the battery, and it conserves vitality on battery preconditioning as effectively.

    A regenerative braking system has 4 ranges selectable by way of paddle shifters; in our testing of different similarly-equipped EQ fashions, it could actually go right down to a cease for one-pedal driving, but it surely additionally impacts the throttle really feel, which takes some getting used to.

    An non-compulsory air suspension with adaptive dampers comes with all-wheel-drive fashions, which add an Offroad mode to the Eco, Consolation, Sport, and Particular person modes. Non-obligatory rear-axle steering of as much as 10 levels provides some agility or stability, relying on velocity. It is restricted to 9.0 levels on the AMG as a result of wider monitor and bigger obtainable wheels. 

    Customary options embrace a 12.8-inch central touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, wi-fi smartphone connectivity and charging, 64-color ambient lighting, artificial leather-based upholstery, Burmester sound, satellite tv for pc radio, a panoramic sunroof, and 19-inch wheels.

    Choices vary from Mercedes’ Hyperscreen to an immersive Burmester 3D sound system with Dolby Atmos.  

    Pricing hasn’t been introduced however the usual 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 350+ is not as effectively geared up as the bottom EQS SUV, which has a beginning value that exceeds $105,000. Pricing for the EQE sedan has not been introduced both. Count on costs to be finalized earlier than the early 2023 sale date for the 2023 EQE SUV. The AMG variant is anticipated in the course of the yr.  

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