Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2023 EQE SUV, an all-electric luxury crossover variant of the EQE sedan. When it launches, the 2023 EQE SUV will rival the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover.
The 2023 EQE SUV is based on the German automaker’s latest all-electric platform, and measures in with a 119.3-inch wheelbase, 191.5-inch overall length, 76.4-inch overall width, and 66.4-inch overall height. The design incorporates Mercedes’ latest all-electric styling language, and is characterized by a large, rounded front fascia.
As for the powertrain specs, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV features permanently excited synchronous motor(s), with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive to put the power down. The battery pack consists of ten lithium-ion modules. Range-per-charge is expected to be similar to that of the EQE sedans, with up to 342 miles covered between plugs.
The new 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE will also feature the brand’s latest driving assist tech, including Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and Parking Package with Surround View System, all of which are included as standard. Further features will be available with the optional Driver Assistance Package. Over-the-air software updates will keep onboard systems up to date.
The suspension spec includes a four-link setup in front and an independent multi-link in the rear. Customers can also opt for Airmatic air suspension with ADS+ continuously adjusting damping. Notably, the new EQE SUV also incorporates an Offroad mode, and it offers adjustable vehicle ride height, rising more than an inch compared to the standard ride height. Rear axle steering is optional.
The new Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV will launch in the U.S. for the 2023 model year. Production will take place at Mercedes’ plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with batteries supplied by the battery factory in Bibb County. Pricing information is currently unavailable. Notably, Mercedes is also planning a sporty AMG EQE model for the 2024 model year.