New 2023 Mercedes EQE SUV to have 400-mile range

Our exclusive renders of the new EQE SUV provide a glimpse of what it may look like when it goes on sale in 2023

EQE SUV
  • Range of around 400 miles from 90kWh battery
  • Will feature the Mercedes Hyperscreen
  • Performance versions expected

The hotly anticipated Mercedes EQE SUV is due to go on sale in 2023 and our exclusive renders show what it might look like. The new mid-size electric SUV will share its name and design cues with the EQE saloon, as well as other electric Mercedes cars such as the smaller Mercedes EQA.

Instead of the typical Mercedes chrome studded grille, the new EQE SUV may well feature a blank, black panel to aid aerodynamics. This would house various driver assistance systems, similar to other EQ-badged Mercedes models. The car’s body will be curvy to further improve airflow and efficiency and several pre-production cars have already been spotted out on the roads sporting aerodynamic alloy wheels.

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Despite sitting parallel in the Mercedes range to the GLE, the EQE SUV will instead share the same EVA2 architecture as the EQE saloon and the EQS hatchback. According to official figures, the EQE 350 saloon will manage up to 410 miles of range from its 90kWh battery. Thanks to its streamlined bodywork, we expect the larger EQE SUV to achieve around the same, which would be more than its Tesla Model X and BMW iX rivals.

For drivers seeking more speed, Mercedes has already trademarked the ‘EQE 43’ and ‘EQE 63’ names, hinting at future high-performance variants of the EQE SUV from AMG, Mercedes’ performance division.

On the inside, the EQE SUV will be available with the cutting-edge Mercedes Hyperscreen, a 1.4-metre wide infotainment display that was first seen in the Mercedes EQS. This contains three separate screens: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a giant 17.7-inch central touchscreen and a third 12.3-inch display for the front passenger.

As you might have guessed, the EQE SUV will be expensive, given it’s an electric car that will sit towards the upper end of Mercedes’ range. When it’s released in 2023, the EQE SUV will be one of the largest electric SUVs in the Mercedes lineup, with an even larger seven-seat EQS SUV due to arrive next year. Mercedes has stated that all of its cars will be electric by 2030, so plenty of new electrified models are due in the intervening years.

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