Mercedes-Benz unveils EQE SUV at Paris Motor show

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The SUV is expected to have a range of 342 miles

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its EQE SUV at the Paris Motor Show this weekend. The latest offering from the German luxury automaker will have a range of 342 miles (550 kilometers). When the EQU is released later this year it’s expected to start at $68,000.

The standard equipment of the EQE SUV includes Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and Parking Package with Surround View System. Additional options will be available as well.

Following in the footsteps of Tesla, EQE SUV will offer over-the-air technology (OTA), which will allow the vehicles to be updated in the future when new features are released.

Production of the EQE SUV will start at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (US) in December. The batteries will be supplied by the company’s Bibb County plant just seven miles away. The battery factory, in which Mercedez invested one billion dollars, opened in March of 2022.

“Last summer we announced our strategic move from “Electric First” to “Electric Only”. In 2025, Mercedes-Benz will introduce three new electric architectures. We are preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade – Chief Engineer, Dr Oliver Röcker

Interesting facts & figures from the official press release

The new EQE SUV: at a glance

The electric motor on the rear axle is particularly powerful due to its 6-phase operation: it has two windings with three phases each.

To recuperate, the driver does not need to press the brake pedal – pure 1-pedal driving. Thanks to ECO Assist, the EQE SUV also decelerates automatically to a standstill when it detects vehicles ahead, for example at traffic lights.

Mercedes-Benz issues a battery warranty for its high-voltage batteries, and thus a performance guarantee to customers: 10 years or a mileage of 155,000 miles with a defined residual capacity.

The chassis of the new EQE SUV comprises a four-link suspension at the front and an independent multi-link suspension at the rear. Due to the comparatively short wheelbase of 119.3 inches and the corresponding suspension tuning, it feels particularly agile and maneuverable even with the basic set-up.

The AIRMATIC air suspension with ADS+ continuously adjustable damping is available as an optional extra. To increase ground clearance, the vehicle level can be raised by up to 1 inch. Optionally, customers can opt for rear axle steering with a maximum steering angle of 10 degrees.

Many aerodynamic measures contribute to the high aerodynamic efficiency of the EQE SUV. These include novel, patent-pending wheel spoilers in front of the front axle. The lower edges have 17 prongs each. Together with other details such as a small bumper and longitudinal ribs, they improve the flow of air to the front wheel.

With the holistic sound staging, the paradigm shift from the combustion engine to the electric car becomes audible in the Mercedes-EQ models. “Serene Breeze” is the name of the new, 4th soundscape, which celebrates its premiere in the EQE SUV. It offers a relaxed and natural sound.

Mercedes me Charge has an integrated charging network with around 700,000 charging points, of which around 60,000 are in the United States.

While conventional stereo systems usually have a left-right dynamic, Dolby Atmos® can use the entire range and create a 360-degree experience.

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