Mercedes Debuts 2023 EQE Electric SUV

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The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV from a front quarter angle

  • Mercedes has not offered pricing data for the 2023 EQE SUV. We anticipate a beginning worth close to $80,000.
  • Mercedes expects the EQE to earn a certification for 342 miles on a cost in European testing, however American exams produce decrease vary numbers.

Mercedes-Benz at present premiered an all-new electrical luxurious SUV with choices for 288 or 536 horsepower, in addition to an inventory of luxurious options so lengthy it features a “consolation well being and wellness” system and 4 selectable soundscapes.

Meet the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV.

If the title sounds acquainted, it ought to. The EQE is the SUV twin to the EQE sedan revealed final September. The 2 share many elements and play comparable roles within the Mercedes lineup.

The corporate plans to promote an all-electric lineup in each market that has the infrastructure to help one by 2030. To get there, it’s within the course of of making an electrical counterpart to most of its gas-powered lineup.

The EQE SUV is the electrical equal of the GLE SUV in measurement and luxurious, although the 2 share few elements. It’s one step in grade (and possibly worth) beneath the opulent EQS SUV, although Mercedes says it’s “extra dynamic” than its super-luxury kin.

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV from a rear quarter angle

“One-Bow” Design

Mercedes’ electrical automobiles look decidedly completely different than the model’s gas-powered fashions. Whether or not that’s an excellent factor is a matter of style.

The German automaker describes the EQE SUV’s look as a “one-bow, cab-forward” design. To our eye, it seems to be a bit bulbous, like somebody overinflated it.

It shares the shiny, many-starred false grilled of different Mercedes electrical designs. There’s not a flat floor anyplace on it, which most likely contributes to a low drag coefficient to help with vary, although Mercedes hasn’t printed a quantity.

A distinguished diagonal line low on the doorways and two character traces within the hood hold it from trying too curvy. Complicated, many-spoked wheels lend an air of sophistication.

Tasteful, Excessive-Tech Cabin

The outside could also be a style not everybody can purchase. However few will object to the inside, which seems to be beautiful.

Early pictures characteristic the Mercedes Hyperscreen, which turns the complete dashboard into one touchscreen floor. It is going to be non-obligatory. Normal tools features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.8-inch central touchscreen in portrait orientation. The screens use a brand new logic Mercedes calls Zero Layer. It “retains essentially the most commonly-used functions all the time obtainable in a situational and contextual manner on the prime of the driving force’s field of regard.”

Different non-obligatory options push the luxurious to extremes. They embrace augmented actuality navigation that superimposes arrows on a digital rendering of the encompassing space. An “enhanced well being and wellness system” varies local weather management, lighting, and “energizing nature” sounds to maintain the driving force alert and calm.

An non-obligatory lively perfume system allows you to select scents to match the sound applications.

Three Trims, Two Powertrains

The EQE will likely be supplied in EQE 350+ type as a rear-wheel-drive automobile with a single electrical motor on the rear axle, good for 288 horsepower. An EQE 350 4MATIC model will likely be all-wheel drive (AWD), with a motor on every axle. It additionally produces 288 horsepower. An AWD EQE 500 4MATIC makes use of a motor on every for a complete of 536 horsepower.

An AMG high-performance model will observe for the 2024 model yr, with as much as 677 complete horsepower.

All EQE SUVs characteristic Mercedes’ Dynamic Choose driving mode system with consolation, sport, eco, and customised particular person settings. All-wheel-drive fashions additionally get an off-road setting.

The non-obligatory AirMatic suspension can elevate or decrease floor clearance by 1 inch. It repeatedly adjusts suspension damping to match street situations.

Security tools consists of a sophisticated driver help bundle with options like good cruise management, lane-centering, lively brake help with a cross-traffic operate, and a system that may talk and obtain details about driving situations to similarly-equipped automobiles. That will have little utility at first however ought to turn into extra helpful as different automobiles undertake the expertise.

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