New Mercedes EQE will join EQC and EQE sedan in 2022.
These spy shots are our first look at Mercedes’ next pure-electric SUV, set to bring the brand’s EQ model range to a total of six by 2022. The car will sit above the Mercedes EQA, EQB and EQC in the range, while offering a higher-riding alternative to the EQE Saloon; next year’s EQS saloon will top the range.
Seen here testing under a comprehensive disguise, the EQE looks to share a similar front end to its Saloon counterpart, with slim LED headlights and a large grille just about discernable under the dazzle camouflage. A tall roofline tapers down to meet the rear end, which itself is likely to feature a full-width LED light bar as found on the EQC.
Unlike the current GLC-based Mercedes EQC, the EQE SUV will sit on the same electrified platform as the EQE and EQS saloon models. The new underpinnings, named MEA, should prove lighter, more efficient and better for overall packaging than the brand’s first effort.
As with other EQ models, the EQE is likely to be available with a range of different battery sizes and power outputs, similar to those offered by rivals including Tesla and Audi. It’s likely that the top-performing models will easily pass the 350-mile mark for range, alongside punchy sub-five-second acceleration times.