Mercedes-Benz has revealed the U.S. pricing for its all-electric EQE SUV. Based on its EVA2 architecture, the SUV offers an enhanced interior and a suite of technologies and features familiar from the EQS Sedan and SUV. The OEM confirmed that the vehicle will be priced from $77,900 and arrive at its U.S. dealerships in the spring.
At launch, the 2023 EQE SUV line-up will feature the EQE 350+ SUV, EQE 350 4MATIC SUV and EQE 500 4MATIC SUV. Similar to the EQS SUV, all models will be offered in Premium (from $77,900), Exclusive (from $80,600) and Pinnacle (from $83,850) trims for the U.S. market. Each version will showcase EQ-specific set of features, along with an array of additional options for further personalization.
Inside, a MBUX infotainment system with a 12.8″ OLED multimedia touchscreen portrait display and 12.3″ driver display is offered as standard. Leveraging Mercedes-Benz’s zero-layer design, the system learns the driver’s typical usage habits – with more than 80% of input requests available directly on the home screen without having to scroll through submenus or give voice commands. Its Navigation with Electric Intelligence system plans the fastest, most convenient, route to the user’s desired location. An EV-specific tool within it plots charging stops along the way based on factors such as available charge, charging stations along the route, and the user’s driving style.
A Burmester Sound System also comes as standard with Dolby Atmos capabilities – allowing Apple Music subscribers to benefit from Spatial Audio within MBUX. Further standard convenience features include heated front seats as well as Keyless-Go. Optional feature highlights include the Energizing Air Control Plus with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter and the Digital Light headlamp technology that enables innovative functions, such as the projection of auxiliary markings or warning symbols onto the road. Customers of the Exclusive trim gain a MBUX Augmented Reality function that aids the infotainment system’s navigation operations, while the Pinnacle option adds a head-up display and a premium 100W USB-C package.
When charging the EQE SUV, Mercedes-Benz customers can benefit from a nationwide network enabled through Mercedes me Charge, an integrated payment function. The OEM’s U.S. customers benefit further from a collaboration with Electrify America, which provides an unlimited number of 30–minute DC fast charging sessions on Electrify America’s charger network at no additional cost for the first two years from account activation.
The EQE SUV will be produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, while a dedicated factory in Bibb County will supply its batteries.