The website www.motor1.com has published new photos of the Mercedes EQE SUV (codenamed X294) which will debut in 2023.
New photos of the prototype without camouflage were published by our colleagues from www.motor1.com two weeks after the official unveiling of the Mercedes EQS luxury SUV and one month before the start of deliveries of the new Mercedes EQE sedan.
As you can see, the Mercedes EQE SUV is in an advanced stage of development, now being spotted without camouflage. It is the fourth and final model built on the dedicated EVA II electric platform, which also underpins the EQS, EQS SUV and EQE. We expect the GLE’s electric sibling to get powertrains from the EQE. Most likely, the entry-level version will have a single rear axle-mounted motor that will deliver 292 HP and 530 Nm as in the EQE 350+, and a battery with a net capacity of 90.8 kWh.
All-wheel-drive versions will follow, as well as the AMG EQE 43 and AMG EQE 53 versions, with the base AMG developing 476 HP. It is not known if the Mercedes EQE SUV will also get the large 107.8 kWh battery from the EQS SUV considering that its direct rival, the BMW iX, also has a 111 kWh battery pack in the iX xDrive 50 version.
As in case of the EQS SUV, the range of the EQE SUV will be slightly lower than that of the EQE. According to the official data, the EQE 350+ has a WLTP range of 654 km. But the gap between the two will not be significant because the EQE SUV is more of a crossover than a thoroughbred SUV. The front end is thus not much bigger compared to that of the EQE. The front and rear overhangs are slightly shorter compared to the EQS SUV.
It is not known how much the EQE SUV will cost. But considering that the EQE 350+ starts at 70,626.50 euros, the Mercedes EQE SUV will probably start at around 75,000 euros. The Mercedes EQE SUV will also be produced at the Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama, alongside the GLS and GLE. The batteries will come from the new Bibb County plant, located nearby and opened on March 15.