Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV debuts with AMG siblings

Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic electric SUV

I know, it’s all getting a bit confusing with Mercedes’ EQ lineup of cars because the same name is being used for both sedan and SUV bodystyles, and as if that’s not enough, they all look the same to make things even worse. But anyway, the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQE sedan is now joined by the EQE SUV—which will be available in multiple flavors including those from AMG.

The regular EQE SUV lineup will include EQE 350+ (RWD), EQE 350 4Matic and EQE 500 4Matic. For those interested in AMG, you got two options: EQE 43 4Matic and EQE 53 4Matic+. As mentioned, there’s nothing special to talk about its looks; if you’ve seen the EQS SUV, the EQE SUV is not gonna look all that different. And of course, if you never liked any of the EQ line of cars, this is not gonna change your mind either.

Digital Light headlights are an optional extra on the regular models while standard on the AMG variants. Airmatic air suspension with ADS+ continuously adjustable damping is an optional extra on regular models while the AMG models boast standard AMG Ride Control+ suspension with air suspension and Adaptive Damping System. The EQE 53 also gets a 48-volt electromechanical active roll stabilization system. What about rear-axle steering? Well, the AMG models get it as standard.

The AMG models ride on 21-inch light-alloy wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport EV tyres as standard, while there are 20- and 22-inch options. Options for the regular models range between 19- and 22-inches. The discs on the AMG models measure 415 x 33 mm at the front gripped by 6-piston calipers and 378 x 22 mm at the rear gripped by single-piston calipers. The optional AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system gets you larger 440 x 40 mm discs at the front.

For those interested to know the dimensions, the EQE SUV measures 4,863 mm long, 1,940 mm wide and 1,686 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3,030 mm. Do note that the width is with conventional door handles and excludes mirrors. With the optional flush door handles, it’s gonna be 1,918 mm. The AMG models vary slightly due to their sporty bodykit, while retaining the same wheelbase, of course. The LWH is 4,879 x 1,931 x 1,672 mm. The flush door handles appear to be standard on the AMG models.


The luggage capacity is 520 litres by default. The rear seat backrests can be split in a 40/20/40 ratio, and when you fold them down fully, the capacity goes up to 1,675 litres.

On the inside, well, it’s a déjà vu for the nth time. The dashboard is dominated by the optional MBUX Hyperscreen—which is optional on the AMG models as well. The AMG models get AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather; sporty seats upholstered in Artico man-made leather (Nappa leather is optionally available); AMG sports pedals; AMG floor mats, and.. pretty much everything AMG-branded. Standard ADAS includes Attention Assist, Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Parking Package with reversing camera and Speed Limit Assist. And, as with other EQ models, the high-voltage system automatically shuts off in an event of a serious accident. In case of a minor frontal collision, the high-voltage system shuts down but can be re-activated by pressing the start button again.

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the EQE 350+ has a single electric motor at the rear, offering 215 kW (292 metric hp) and 565 Nm (417 lb-ft) of torque. A 90.6 kWh (usable) battery pack is estimated to offer a WLTP range of anywhere between 480 and 590 km (298-367 mi).

The EQE 350 4Matic has got two motors, offering combined figures of 215 kW (292 metric hp) and 765 Nm (564 lb-ft); the range estimation here is between 459 and 558 km (285-347 mi).

As for the EQE 500 4Matic, the output figures are 300 kW (408 metric hp) and 858 Nm (633 lb-ft); the range estimation here is between 460 and 547 km (286-340 mi).

Now let’s talk about the AMG models. The EQE 43 4Matic offers 350 kW (476 metric hp) and 858 Nm (633 lb-ft); the range estimation here is between 431 and 488 km (268-303 mi). The official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 4.3 seconds and the top speed is 210 km/h (130 mph).

As for the big daddy 53, the figures are 460 kW (625 metric hp) and 950 Nm (701 lb-ft) as standard. But if you get the AMG Dynamic Plus pack, you get 505 kW (687 metric hp) and 1,000 Nm (737.5 lb-ft). The range estimation here is between 375 and 470 km (233-292 mi). The official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 3.5 seconds (with AMG Dynamic Plus pack) and the top speed is 220 km/h (137 mph). You get 20 km/h more with the AMG Dynamic Plus pack.

The 328-volt 90.6 kWh battery pack can handle a DC charging speed of up to 170 kW.

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