The Mercedes range will be expanded with two new electric models, the EQE SUV and EQS SUV, by the end of 2022.
Mercedes’ EQ electric range continues to grow. After the EQE and EQS sedans, it will be their SUV variants that will join the manufacturer’s catalog at the Star. Our English colleagues of Coach claim that the two models will be launched by the end of 2022, a few months apart. Auto-Moto takes stock of what we already know.
The production EQS SUV presented from April?
The larger of the two models, the future EQS SUV, was presented as a concept for the luxury branch Maybach in September 2021 in Munich. Its production version could be presented in April at the Beijing Motor Show. It is based on the EQS limousine, while inflating its body to become an SUV. With its Norman cabinet size, the vehicle should be less efficient than the sedan, with a very low Cx. But the SUV should appeal to large families with its 7 seats in just over 5.15 meters long. The EQS SUV is expected to offer similar powers to the sedan, with 333 and 524 hp variants, but also the spicy AMG version. On the EQS limousine, the AMG 53 4Matic+ version develops 761 hp!
The EQE SUV, logically based on the EQE sedan, uses the same recipe. Recently discovered during winter tests, the vehicle could be presented in November at the show in Guangzhou, China. The EQE SUV seems, according to the first spy photos, rather imposing with a size close to the sedan (4.95 m including 3.12 m wheelbase). It adopts short overhangs and a long wheelbase to save space on board. On the other hand, we do not know if it will also offer a seven-seater version or not. On the engine side, it could also share the blocks with its sedan equivalent. As a reminder, the EQE has two engines at launch but Mercedes has chosen to communicate only on the first, offering 292 hp and 530 Nm. The 90 kWh battery would offer up to 660 km.
Produced in North America, alongside thermal GLE and GLS
Developed on a common basis, the EQE and EQS SUV will have many similarities. But their price will differ, with a difference of 15,000 pounds according to the British media. The EQE SUV would start at around 75,000 pounds (approximately €89,000) when the big brother EQS SUV would be displayed from 90,000 pounds (approximately €106,500). The EQS SUV and EQE SUV are expected to be produced at the brand’s US factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It already manufactures the thermal “brothers” GLE and GLS.
Photos: J.Jodry, N.Mohamed, DR, AutoMedia.
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