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New Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV Packs 550km Range, A 56-inch MBUX Screen & Much More

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In its long lineup of all-electric cars, Mercedes-Benz has added yet another offering, the all-new Mercedes EQE SUV, which will slot right in between the EQC and EQS SUVs. 

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As is the tradition, the EQE SUV is based on the automaker’s EQE Sedan, which is due for launch here in 2023. 

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Built upon the same architecture which underpins the EQC and the EQS SUV, the EQE gets the same rounded design, with an all-black grille dominating the front.  

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Other notable design elements here include an all-led lighting strip, cutting across the width of the SUV at the back and front.

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Inside, the first thing you’ll notice is the massive 56-inch MBUX infotainment system, seen on Mercedes’ other electric offerings. It houses the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen.

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You also get Dolby Atmos audio and a HEPA filter-equipped air filtration system. But it remains to be seen if they will be offered as optional extras.

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Other tech features include Intelligent Park Pilot, which transforms the car into its valet. Then there’s the smart navigation system, which maps out your route to take the best advantage of the charging stops on the way.

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There’s also something called ‘Eco Assist,’ which automatically adjusts regen braking strength according to surrounding traffic, while also aiding in one-pedal driving.   

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Other features here include a “sound-scape” functionality, which Mercedes claims offers relaxing sounds “closer to nature.” And yes, the same system also allows you to choose the “roaring pulse” option, which mimics the sound of an ICE exhaust.   

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Offered with a 90.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the SUV will be offered in three variants internationally - 350+, 350 4Matic, and 500 4Matic. The base offers a range of 600km per charger, with 292PS of power and 565Nm of torque.   

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If you opt for the 350 4Matic, you get AWD and a further boost in torque up to 765NM. Although the range is compromised here to 560km. The top-shelf 500 4Matic variants boost the power and torque up to 401PS and 858Nm, but with a reduced range of 550km.

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The 0-100kmph figures here vary, taking 6.3, 6.2, and 4.6 seconds respectively. However, the top speed is pegged at 210km.   

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Charging the EQE from 10 to 80 per cent takes only 32 minutes according to the company if you opt for the 170-kW quick charger.   

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The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV will go on sale in the US market this December. It is likely to arrive on our shores along with its sedan counterpart. Here it’ll compete against the BMW iX.

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