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New Mercedes EQE SUV: UK pricing revealed

Published: 21 February 2023 Updated: 21 February 2023

► New EQE SUV joins the electric ranks
► Hyperscreen infotainment as an option
Two AMG variants also revealed

You’re looking at the Mercedes EQE SUV, and there are no prizes for working out it’s a high-riding version of the brand’s electric EQE saloon. Designed to take on the likes of the BMW iX, the Jaguar i-Pace and the newly revealed Polestar 3, the EQE SUV is now on sale in the UK. 

On this page you’ll find out everything you need to know about the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV. 

EQE SUV: what you need to know

The new EQE SUV is taller than a regular EQE saloon and designed to have at least a whiff of off-road ability, with an off-road mode standard. The EQE SUV can be specced with or without Merc’s ultra-wide Hyperscreen infotainment system (it’ll be an expensive extra) and it’s a five-seat car only, unlike the larger EQS SUV.

Only adding to the technical wizardry on board, the EQE SUV keeps itself up to date with regular over-the-air software updates, and can find the best route that uses as little e-range as possible. Mercedes also says there’s a heat pump on board that directs waste heat from the e-motor and battery pack into the cabin for more efficient HVAC operations.

Elsewhere, Mercedes has been expanding its range of sounds that emit in the cabin while the car is in motion, with ‘Serene Breeze’ being its latest inclusion. Merc says it sounds ‘relaxed and natural.’

What versions will there be?

Mercedes says there are 350+, 350 4Matic and 500 4Matic versions from launch – though it’s not confirmed which ones will come to the UK. These are the essential specs:

  • EQE 350+: 288bhp, 416lb ft, rear-wheel drive, up to 367 miles of e-range
  • EQE 350 4Matic: 288bhp, 564lb ft, all-wheel drive, up to 346 miles of e-range
  • EQE 500 4Matic: 402bhp, 632lb ft, all-wheel drive, up to 340 miles of e-range

You mentioned an AMG version?

Two, in fact. Both of the AMG models have a more aggressive exterior look and bespoke wheels as well as a load more sporty details inside when compared to the regular EQE SUV.

The AMG EQE 43 benefits from 469bhp, a 4.3sec 0-62mph time and a top speed of 130mph. Mercedes claims up to 303 miles of charge here.

Keep on climbing and you’ll hit the AMG EQE 53, which has 617bhp available for a sub-four-secon 0-62mph sprint and a top speed of 137mph. Mercedes says the 53 is capable of up to 292 miles on a charge.

Confusingly, you can squeeze out even more performance from the 53 model with the AMG Dynamic Plus pack, which adds an overboost function (kicking power up to 677bhp, a 0-62mph sprint time down to 3.7sec and the top speed up to 149mph) as well as a race start mode to get all of the power deployed to the e-motors from a standstill and bespoke ‘sound experiences’ that are audible while driving.

When can I buy an EQE SUV?

How much will it cost? 

The basic 350 4Matic will start at £90,560 and the 500 4Matic will begin at £108,760 – though it’s only available in the Premium model line and upwards. As you’d expect from a car within touching distance of six-figures in its most basic trim, you get a lot of features as standard: all EQE SUVs come with 12.8- and 12.3-inch instrument displays as standard, along with parking assistance and illuminated door sills. 

Shell out for the £99,260 AMG Line Premium edition, and you get a Burmester sound system as standard, as well as a built-in dashcam and MBUX AR for sat-nav instructions. At this level you also unlock Mercedes’ pricey but impressive Hyperscreen technology too – albeit for £7995. You can read our review of Mercedes’ Hyperscreen technology here. 

Premium Plus brings things to £112,260 for the 350 model and £121,760 for the 500 model, while Business Class costs the same, and forgoes some exterior upgrades for a focus on the interior. For example, you lose larger 22-inch alloys and trick ‘digital light’ headlights but gain a TV tuner with its Hyperscreen, as well as a heated steering wheel. 

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches

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