Mercedes-Benz has launched the EQE all-electric SUV in India. This is the German carmaker’s third electric vehicle to be launched in India. Prices are set at INR 1.39 crore, ex-showroom. In India, we will get the 500 4Matic variant.
Internationally, the SUV will be offered in 3 trims and 2 AMG variants. The EQE is also the 8th all-electric vehicle from the German stable.
Design of the Mercedes-Benz EQE
In terms of the overall design, the EQE resembles its larger sibling – the EQS. That said, it gets a more sloped roofline and an angled tailgate. AMG models get their own design elements, including a Panamerica-based grille, redesigned numbers and different alloy wheel designs.
The EQE slots below the Mercedes-Benz EQS similar to how the brand positions its E-Class and S-Class range. The Mercedes-Benz EQE measures 4,934mm in length and 3,122mm of wheelbase. To put things into perspective, the EQS comes with an overall length of 5,265mm and a wheelbase of 3,210mm.
The EQE gets five seats and comes with a choice of 2 interior designs. The dashboard gets a 1,410 mm full-width hyperscreen consisting of 3 displays combined into one single unit.
The insides of the EQE are similar to the other EQ models. The SUV gets Mercedes’ Hyperscreen which combines three screens – a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display and an additional screen for the front passenger.
Powertrain options for the Mercedes-Benz EQE
The 500 4Matic is the highest non-AMG trim. It comes with 408 HP and 858 Nm of torque with a range of 547 km on the WLTP test cycle.
Other variants in the international market include the base EQE 350+ with 292 HP and 565 Nm and a range of 590 km, the EQE 350 4Matic with 292 HP and 765 Nm along with 558 km (WLTP cycle) and the highest rated Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic+ that develops 625 HP and 950 Nm of torque.
Competition of the Mercedes-Benz EQE
The EQE will head against the likes of the BMW iX and the Audi e-tron.