Mercedes-Benz’s EQE SUV mid-size electrical crossover has been spied once more.
It is one in all a handful of automobiles designed across the devoted electrical car platform often known as EVA, which debuted within the 2022 EQS full-size hatchback.
The platform has since appeared within the 2023 EQE mid-size sedan that debuted in September on the inaugural Munich auto present, and in its subsequent act will seem in a pair of crossovers.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV spy photographs – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
First up might be an EQS SUV giant crossover, which is able to embody an extra-plush Maybach variant. Then we should always see the EQE SUV. Each crossovers are due in 2022, seemingly as 2023 fashions. Each crossovers are additionally confirmed for manufacturing at Mercedes’ plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The EQE SUV prototype could seem like beforehand spied testers for the EQS SUV, however there are some delicate variations. The rear doorways and trunk part do not stretch as lengthy right here, in comparison with the EQS SUV. The entrance overhang of the EQE SUV can also be shorter, and its hood positioned not fairly as excessive. The EQE SUV additionally seems to have entrance fenders which can be separate to the hood, whereas the EQS SUV has the entrance fenders joined with the hood, like on the EQS hatchback and EQE sedan.
There is not any shot of the inside however the design right here ought to match up with the EQE sedan, whose personal inside design (proven under) matches up with the EQS hatchback. This implies patrons can look ahead to the dash-wide Hyperscreen as an choice.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE
Anticipate the EQE SUV at launch to have an identical powertrain setup to the EQE sedan. This implies the usual setup ought to function a 90-kilowatt-hour battery and a single motor on the rear delivering 288 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. A extra highly effective setup with a motor additionally on the entrance axle for all-wheel drive must also be on supply, and you’ll rely on all-wheel steering making the reduce, probably as a typical function within the U.S.
As for vary, the bigger, extra highly effective EQS with a 107.8-kwh battery delivers a most EPA-rated vary of 350 miles. We are able to anticipate one thing comparable for the smaller EQE SUV on account of its smaller battery. It is potential Mercedes will launch fashions with the next vary at a later date.
We’re additionally more likely to see Mercedes-Benz AMG launch its personal model of the EQE SUV sooner or later. AMG has already revealed its personal model of the EQS and has been noticed testing its personal model of the EQE. Keep tuned.