The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV may be the most important model in the company’s electric vehicle rollout.
And our spy photography agency spotted these cars on a lorry in Germany. They look like crash test cars, with one showing damage to the bonnet and front bumper.
The proportions of the crossover, namely the greater height and upright rear end, should result in a more eye-catching design.
Whereas sedans have frameless windows and a cropped scalloped bonnet that distracts from the wheel arches, the EQE SUV features fully framed windows and a more traditional bonnet design. .
Like the closely related EQE sedan, as well as the larger EQS and EQS SUVs, the EQE SUV rides on the all-electric MEA platform.
Mercedes-Benz has yet to confirm which powertrains will be offered on the EQE SUV, but we would be surprised if they differ significantly from those available on the EQE.
Currently, the mid-size electric sedan is called the EQE 350 with a 215kW electric motor driving the rear wheels.
The next step is a AMG EQE 43 4Matic, has two electric motors, all-wheel drive, and total system power is 250kW and 858Nm. This reduces the sedan’s 0-100km/h time to 4.2 seconds.
At the top of the pile is AMG EQE 53 4Matic +which has a dual-motor system with 460kW and 950Nm, which means tons can be achieved in 3.5 seconds.
All current models come with a 90kWh battery pack which, according to the WLTP test mode, has a driving range of 518 km to 660 km depending on its powertrain.
Spy photos from 2020 says the EQE SUV will have an interior that’s largely shared with its sedan sibling.
The top EQE sedans feature the MBUX Hyperscreen system, which features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch central touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch passenger-side touchscreen, all of which under a single layer of glass.