Mercedes-Benz has solely simply launched the 2023 EQS SUV, a full-size electrical SUV sharing a platform and different applied sciences with the EQS hatchback. Nonetheless, the automaker will quickly unveil a smaller sibling to the EQS SUV.
To be known as the EQE SUV, the smaller, mid-size electrical SUV’s inside design was proven on Tuesday and its debut confirmed for Oct. 16. It ought to arrive as a 2023 mannequin.
Because the title suggests, the EQE SUV is the high-riding counterpart to the EQE sedan that additionally arrives for 2023. Each use Mercedes’ EVA modular EV platform that debuted within the EQS and helps high-performance purposes developed by the AMG skunkworks.
Mercedes hasn’t supplied any powertrain specs for the EQE SUV however we are able to have a look at the EQE as a information. Within the U.S., the EQE begins off with a single motor delivering 288 hp and tops out with an AMG dual-motor setup good for as much as 677 hp. The sedan additionally comes with a 90.6-kwh battery, although EPA-rated vary figures are but to be revealed.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV spy photographs – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
We all know from spy photographs of prototypes that the EQE SUV will resemble a scaled-down EQS SUV. Nonetheless, as a result of its smaller measurement, the EQE SUV will seat a most 5 whereas the EQS SUV seats as much as seven.
The inside is a match for the EQE, and can be very near the interiors of the EQS and EQS SUV. Mercedes stated the car will probably be among the many most spacious in its class by way of leg room and head room, and the automaker’s absolutely digital sprint, generally known as the Hyperscreen, will probably be obtainable as proven within the teaser picture. Right here, a collection of digital screens are housed underneath a single glass cowl. The choice is a extra typical design with separate screens for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment hub.
Manufacturing of the EQE SUV will probably be dealt with at Mercedes’ plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the place the EQS SUV is constructed.
Pricing will probably be introduced nearer to the market launch however as a information, the EQE will begin at about $70,000 and the EQE SUV ought to carry a small premium.