Billed as the multi-purpose variant of the EQE saloon, Mercedes-Benz has whipped the wraps off the EQE SUV. 

EQE SUV

According to Benz, the latest model in its EQ line-up is one of the most spacious vehicles in its class. Interestingly, though, the SUV derivative is more compact than its saloon stablemate. The EQE SUV’s wheelbase is 90 mm shorter than the saloon’s. The SUV measures 4 863 mm bow to stern, 1 940 mm in width, and 1 686 mm in height. 

In addition, the chassis comprises a four-link front suspension set-up and an independent multi-link arrangement at the rear. The firm says this, together with the comparatively short wheelbase and suspension tuning, makes the SUV feel particularly agile and manoeuvrable even with the basic set-up. The ground clearance can also be raised by 30 mm. 

EQE SUV

“More dynamic” than its larger EQS SUV sibling, the EQE SUV is underpinned by the Three-pointed Star brand’s new all-electric platform. The Stuttgart-based manufacturer says the modular drive concept enables it to offer a wide range of maximum total drive outputs. 

The EQE 350+’s permanently excited synchronous electric motor sends 215 kW and 565 Nm of torque to the rear wheels. This model has a claimed electric range of 480 to 590 km (on the WLTP cycle). The (all-wheel-drive) EQE 350 4Matic produces the same power as its rear-wheel-drive sibling. However, this variant has 765 Nm. Mercedes claims the 350 4Matic has an electric range of 459 to 558 km. The EQE 500 4Matic produces 300 kW and 858 Nm. It has a claimed electric range of 460 to 547 km.