Wednesday, November 30, 2022
News Mercedes-Benz Preparing an EQE SUV to Pit Against the Tesla Model X

Mercedes-Benz Preparing an EQE SUV to Pit Against the Tesla Model X

Mercedes wants to take on the BMW iX and Tesla Model X with this EQE SUV

  • The EQE SUV will be a counterpart to the upcoming EQE sedan

  • It should have a range slightly below 373 miles (600 kilometers) WLTP

  • Sales are due to begin in 2023

Mercedes-Benz is currently working to expand its electric EQ lineup by unveiling new models.

After the EQE sedan was launched as a counterpart to the gasoline powered E-Class, many believed the GLE SUV would also receive an electric companion.

Recently, Mercedes has announced the EQE SUV which will be the crossover version of the EQE sedan, therefore, it will occupy a similar place in the company’s lineup as the GLE currently does.

With the EQA, EQB and EQS electric SUVs that will arrive during the next two years, the EQE will be the midsized offering from Mercedes-Benz in that segment, thus it will compete with the BMW iX and the Tesla Model X.

Despite prototypes having been seen testing on public roads a few times already, many details are still unknown about the appearance and technology of this vehicle.

From what pictures show us, the SUV will have a similar front end to the company’s other EQ models, where the space that would be occupied by a grille in vehicle with an engine is covered in smooth black plastic.

Other details include flush door handles and the backup camera that is hidden under the Mercedes logo on the liftgate, as with many other cars from the brand.

The wheels are of a new design that seems specifically engineered to be aerodynamic, but they could change before the EQE SUV goes on sale.

Mechanical elements are unknown, but the EQE SUV is expected to be more powerful than the EQC’s 402 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque. The battery should be the same used in the EQE sedan, meaning the range could be slightly lower than the sedan’s 373 miles (600 kilometers) WLTP because of the less aerodynamic shape of the SUV.

EPA range isn’t known yet since this model will only be introduced during 2023, possibly as a 2024 model.

Source: Carscoops

Trending Now

Toyota bZ4X: Cold Weather Tests Show a Much Shorter Range than Advertised

The electric SUV only managed to drive 47% of its WLTP range in Danish tests conducted at 4˚C (39˚F). Even when compared with...

Tesla 2023 Lineup: Models And Changes Overview

The Tesla Cybertruck’s launch has been delayed again. New swivel base for Model S and Model X touchscreens. More powerful microchips for Model 3 and Model Y. With...

BMW 3.0 CSL Celebrates 50 Years of M With a Carbon Body and 554 HP

Hand-made carbon fiber highlights CSL Just 50 of these super-Ms will be built BMW has just launched the most hardcore offering in its celebration...

Mercedes-Benz Extra Power Subscription Won’t be Offered in Europe: Report

Report cites legal issues behind move Subscription power boost to cost $1,200/year Mercedes-Benz USA is getting ready to let you add power to your...

Volkswagen May Team Up with Foxconn to Build Scout Vehicles

Taiwanese Foxconn is currently building the Lordstown Endurance pickup. Volkswagen announced the return of the Scout brand last May. Volkswagen is actively shopping for...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.