Mercedes EQE SUV Specifications and Details
Mercedes-Benz India has unveiled its highly anticipated electric SUV, the Mercedes EQE 500 Electric SUV priced at 1.39 Crores. This launch is accompanied by a new approach to customer experience, moving away from large showrooms to boutique outlets. Mercedes-Benz plans to open these boutique outlets, with the first one in Vadodara, where customers can configure and book their cars, visit the Pune plant, and even take a spin on the off-road track, all in partnership with Ritz Carlton. Santosh Iyer, MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, revealed these exciting developments.
Mercedes EQE SUV Design
The design of the Mercedes EQE SUV seamlessly continues the brand’s signature aesthetic seen in its other electric vehicles. It features sleek lines and precise body curves, incorporating practical design elements like aerodynamic wheels and a sealed-off front grille to enhance its efficiency. The SUV is equipped with 20-inch wheels and an air suspension system that allows for a 25mm increase in ride height. Additionally, buyers can choose from a palette of nine distinctive color options to personalize their EQE SUV.
Interior and Features
The EQE 500 SUV interior boasts the brand’s impressive 56-inch Hyperscreen unit as standard. This features three seamlessly connected screens on the dashboard encased in robust tempered glass. These screens serve both information display, and entertainment purposes, including the passenger display and central infotainment unit. The EQE comes with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), a premium 15-speaker Burmester sound system. It also has a cabin-wide high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter for improved air quality.
Battery, Range and Performance
The Mercedes EQE 500 SUV boasts an impressive array of performance features. It comes standard with a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration and an off-road package, providing exceptional versatility. Powering the SUV is a robust 90.56kWh battery, which can handle up to 170kW of DC fast charging, delivering a substantial claimed WLTP range of 550km. This formidable electric powertrain generates 408hp and a robust 858Nm of torque. This propels the EQE 500 from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.9 seconds and achieving a top speed of 210 km/h. Additionally, the SUV offers three levels of regeneration, easily adjustable via paddle shifters, enhancing its overall efficiency and performance.
The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV enters the Indian market at an introductory price of Rs 1.39 crore (ex-showroom). While it commands a slightly higher price, it’s important to note that the EQE will be offered in India as a completely built unit (CBU). It competes with other luxury electric SUVs in the Indian market, including the newly launched Audi Q8 e-tron (Rs 1.14 crore-1.26 crore), the BMW iX (Rs 1.21 crore), and the Jaguar I-Pace (Rs 1.20 crore). This positions the EQE as a compelling option in the luxury electric SUV segment.