After an announcement at the end of August, The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV has been launched at Rs 1.39 crore, ex-showroom. This is the fourth vehicle from the Mercedes-Benz MEA platform and is an all-electric equivalent of the ICE-powered GLE.
Looking at the design, the EQE follows the Mercedes EQ philosophy of a smooth body as well as a black front panel replacing what would have been a front grille on the GLE. Aside from that, most of the silhouette resembles the GLE. Practicality is aplenty with a 520-litre boot space that extends to 1,675 litres with the seats folded down.
As far as features go, it’s got all the bells and whistles which include a 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen, active ambient lighting, ventilated and heated front seats as well as a 15-speaker Burmester 3D sound system. There’s also ADAS features like Attention Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and Speed Limit Assist. There’s also a rear-steer system, which provides up to 10 degrees of steering angle on the rear axle.
India gets the top of the line 500 4MATIC variant that pushes 408PS. This allows for a 0-100kmph sprint in 4.9 seconds. In terms of range, the EQE SUV is juiced by a 90kWh battery pack which allows for a claimed range of 550km on a single charge. Speaking of charging, the 170kW fast charger helps give a 10 to 80 percent charge in just over 30 minutes
With this price tag for the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, you also get a wall box charger and installation. The electric SUV’s rivals include the BMW iX and the Audi Q8 e-tron.