Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV electric crossover to debut in October, interior revealed
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV interior revealed
- The all-electric SUV looks identical to the EQE sedan inside
- The full reveal will take place on October 16
The interior of the all-electric 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV was unveiled ahead of its full reveal on October 16.
Mercedes-Benz calls the EQE SUV “a versatile variant of the EQE executive sedan” and a smaller companion to the recently unveiled EQS SUV based on the EQS liftback.
Confused? Think of the EQE range as electric versions of the E-Class and GLE, while the EQS range looks like the S-Class and GLS, but with a stronger connection between sedans and SUVs, unlike the internal combustion models of the brand.
The luxury brand has copied the design of the EQE, EQS and EQS SUVs for the EQE SUV cabin, with the model featuring the optional MBUX Hyperscreen which brings screens across the full width of the dashboard.
Mercedes-Benz says the five-seat EQE SUV will be one of the “most spacious representatives” in terms of head, leg and elbow room for its large SUV segment.
The central infotainment system, running the latest version of Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX operating system, measures 17.7 inches, joining the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch passenger touchscreen .
As with the EQE sedan, the EQE SUV sports turbine-shaped exterior air vents, a freestanding center console, color-adjustable mood lighting and available quilted Nappa leather upholstery.
Mercedes-Benz will offer “five coordinated color combinations” for the interior of the EQE SUV, with a suite of warm and cool tones.
In addition, there are wood and aluminum elements and the laser-cut backlit three-pointed star trim on the center console.
The company has yet to detail the exterior design or technical specifications of the EQE SUV, but spy photographers caught it undergoing testing in Germany in October 2021.
It will adopt the Mercedes-EQ design language, with a smooth, rounded front end, slim LED daytime running lights, a full-width rear LED light strip and aerodynamic alloy wheels.
The entry-level EQS SUV – possibly badged as the EQE 350 – is expected to adopt the sedan’s 90kWh battery, which could power a 215kW electric motor mounted on the rear axle with a range of over 600 kilometres.
As the EQE SUV is based on the company’s EVA2 architecture, which is shared with the larger EQS SUV, it could also be offered with its bigger brother’s 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery.
Therefore, the more capable EQE SUV would likely feature dual electric motors for more power, longer range and all-wheel drive.
High-performance versions from Mercedes-AMG are also expected, with the EQE 53 sedan producing up to 505 kW and 1000 Nm, enabling a 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.3 seconds.
All electric 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV will be unveiled on October 16, 2022, before likely arriving in Australia in the second half of next year.