Against the backdrop of continuing public demand for SUVs, Mercedes-EQ has introduced its latest offering – the new five-seater EQE SUV – choosing the recent Paris Motor Show as the platform for its unveiling.
The new EQE SUV is the all-electric powered sports utility version of the acclaimed EQE saloon, with credentials that have been widely acclaimed in domestic and international reviews.
Available in rear wheel or all-wheel-drive formats in a range that includes two performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG versions, the EQE SUV is equipped with a multiplicity of innovative tech, comfort appointments and features, many of which originated in the range-topping EQS and its SUV derivative.
Representing yet another step in the German car maker’s goal “to have a battery-electric model in every market segment in which they are active – before the end of this current year” – the EQE SUV’s introduction brings the number of all-electric passenger cars to eight in the Mercedes-EQ portfolio.
Range-wise, in standard models, owners can expect to achieve a distance of up to 590km from its lithium-ion battery, depending on its equipment and load configuration, while its 10-module drive concept enables it to offer a range of outputs from 180 to 300 kW.
Towing capacity is 1,800kg (all-wheel drive ) and 750 kg (rear-wheel drive ).
At launch, models will be a 180kW entry-level EQE 300 SUV and EQE 350 4MATIC SUV; a 300kW EQE 500 4MATIC SUV and two Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV models – a 350 kW EQE 43 4MATIC SUV and 505 kW EQE 53 4MATIC+ SUV.
It is expected that the first deliveries in Ireland will be in spring of next year.
“With its EQS signature look and fitments, we expect the EQE SUV to appeal to discerning owners looking for a more roomy interior. Its five-seat capacity positions it as one of the most spacious representatives in its class,” Ciaran Allen, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Ireland, confirming that price will not be available until closer to that date, said.