Here's all you need to know about the Mercedes EQE SUV that has just been announced

Here's all you need to know about the Mercedes EQE SUV that has just been announced ...

The electric SUV market is growing right now, and nearly every electric-electric automobile in the United States has at least one SUV either on the road or coming very soon. Mercedes is absolutely no exception and just unveiled another electric SUV in the form of the Mercedes EQE SUV.

The EQE SUV should not be confused with the Mercedes EQE, which offers the sleeker styling of a sedan. Its like comparing the Mercedes EQS with the Mercedes EQS SUV. These are a few common vehicles, although they are totally different. And of course, any two luxury Mercedes can be.

Its now at the point where it''s difficult to keep track of all the electric Mercedes that are currently on the market. In the United States, the EQB, EQS, EQE, and the upcoming EQG. Europeans also get the EQA, EQC, and EQV. Mercedes is also taking electrification very seriously.

Have you ever been confused yet? Lets make a difference. Here''s everything you need to know about the Mercedes EQE SUV.

Possible price and availability for the Mercedes EQE SUV

Mercedes-Benz has two EQE SUV models on the way, the standard Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV and the performance-focused Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV. Unfortunately, the company hasn''t revealed anything about pricing yet, although we have a clue when their prices will be available to purchase.

This December, the standard model will begin production at a Mercedes facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This indicates that the EQE SUV may begin production shortly next year. It has not been disclosed when the AMG model will begin production, so expect to wait a bit longer for deliveries to begin.

Being built in the United States suggests that the EQE SUV might be eligible for the next federal EV tax credit. As long as you purchase one for less than the $80,000 price limit on electric vehicles and SUVs, the EQE SUV is likely to qualify.

a facility in Bibb County, North America, provides batteries for the EQS SUV. That might be beneficial as future changes affect tax credit availability, specifically those that seek batteries from abroad.

Mercedes EQE SUV: Design and Interior

Youd think that the Mercedes EQE SUV would look exactly like the EQE, though it is larger and extensible into an SUV. However, both are noticeable differences, irrespective of the fact that they are not identical to Mercedes cars.

The EQE SUV isn''t exactly hidden, and it looks like a lot of electric SUVs already on the market, including Mercedes'' own. Despite its speed, the EQE SUV looks somewhat shorter, but also slightly slimmer in profile.

The vehicle is primarily light-weight, with a large faux grill, flush door handles, groves, and channels for directing air, as well as a full-length rear light bar. The vehicle is also fairly low to the ground, but without sacrificing the high speed that SUVs are known for.

Inside, the EQE SUV is still all-Mercedes, which includes the optional Hyperscreen display that extends across the entire dashboard. While the Hyperscreen indicates that the majority of cars controls are done via touchscreen, there are still physical buttons on and around the steering wheel, alongside the center console.

Materials-wise, Mercedes has stated that its using a mix of avant-garde and traditional materials for a special atmosphere." A NEOTEX design promises to combine the look of nubuck leather and neoprene, although the car will also employ wood and aluminum.

Although Mercedes does not appear to be changing a winning formula, SUVs are designed to be quite spacious, especially on an electric drivetrain, and the components are supposed to emphasize that. However, there isn''t much more to say here, other than that, whether youre the driver or a passenger.

Both the EQE SUV and the AMG EQE SUV are offering 18.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which expands to 59.2 feet when the rear seats are folded down. That''s not industry-leading by any means, but its a substantial amount of space. Despite its remarkable appearance, the EQS SUV is nevertheless capable of providing over 70 cubic feet of space.

Mercedes does not include frunks under the hood, and since there is no mention of one, it''s safe to say that the EQE SUV will follow this trend.

Mercedes EQE SUV: Battery and range

According to Mercedes, the standard model EQE SUV will run for up to 342 miles per WLTP testing cycle. The provisional estimates for the AMG model are understandably lower, estimating the maximum range between 233 and 292 miles. Hopefully, it''s closer to the latter, or it''s going to be a major disappointment.

Bear in mind these estimates are from the WLTP testing cycle, which is generally more flexible with range than the EPA testing cycle. So expect these figures to shrink, although we cannot know how much until Mercedes makes everything all official.

Mercedes hasnt announced a lot of battery information for the standard EQE SUV, but we do have figures for the AMG model. The car has a 90.6 kWh battery, and both models are capable of charging at speeds of up to 170 kW. This is, for one thing, pledging.

It''s not a bad charging speed by any means, but we expected more from a luxury automobile manufacturer like Mercedes. Especially since there are several cars that utilize an 800-volt charging structure, and the accompanying 350kW charging speeds.

Mercedes is touting the technology developed in its new generation of batteries that promise quicker recharging times at DC rapid chargers. That''s quite surprising, but we still wish we had better overall charging speeds. Tesla''s slowest charging car, the Model Y, can plug into a Supercharger to reclaim 162 miles of range in the same amount of time.

AC charging is higher than the AMG. Again, it''s cheaper than some cars, but it should be more than enough to fully charge (or close to it) with a home charger overnight. Mercedes hasn''t disclosed any information to narrow down that.

Mercedes EQE SUV: Performance

We haven''t found performance figures for the standard EQE SUV, but Mercedes has revealed what to expect from the performance-tuned AMG model. This is where the real magic happens, thanks to a maximum output of 677 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.

If you buy the AMG Dynamic Plus package, it will be boosted to the cars Race Start mode. Otherwise, youre limited to 617 horsepower and 701 lb-feet, although it''s nothing to be ashamed of. Naturally, this all comes out of a dual-motor AWD setup.

The Dynamic Plus package extends the speed from 137 mph to 149 mph, and has a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds. So far, Mercedes hasnt demonstrated how quick the automobile can accelerate without that additional purchase.

These figures make the AMG EQE SUV one of the most powerful electric cars, beating the Mercedes AMG EQS, which has a great speed of 137mph and a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds.

Mercedes EQE SUV: Technology

The EQE SUV is packed with plenty of features, including Apple spatial audio. Outside the Hyperscreen, which is becoming a top feature in the most expensive Mercedes EQ cars.

Mercedes will be available in cars with Dolby Atmos-powered Audio, which the EQE SUV will come with. Apple''s spatial audio will only be available with Apple Music, and youll need an active subscription, but it will mean that Mercedes will have some of the best sound on the market.

The EQE SUV boasts a range of driver safety features, including active steering assist, active lane change assist, autonomous emergency braking, and evasive steering assist to avoid stray road users, blind spot assist and a new intersection start-off feature that uses arrows to show drivers where traffic is coming from.

Mercedes also has pre-Safe systems that are designed to anticipate impact from the rear and side. These are all designed to prevent occupants'' injuries, including tensing seatbelts, locking brakes, and in some instances moving the occupants away from the impact site with air chambers.

Mercedes EQE SUV: Outlook

Were still missing crucial details about the Mercedes EQE SUV, which makes it difficult to correctly compare it to other vehicles like Tesla or Jaguar. That said, Mercedes is sticking to the original formula when it comes to electric cars. No matter what happens, these cars will, first and foremost, be Mercedes.

Whether the EQE SUV will have enough to break through is another issue. Especially with some disappointing specs, like relatively low charging speed. The SUV market in the United States is already crowded enough, and right now it does not feel as though there is enough to help the EQE SUV stand out on its own. But maybe our minds may be changed by a little more information, particularly the price.