Update: ‘Specifications,’ ‘Features,’ and ‘Release Date’ sections updated.
This spring, the Mercedes EQE SUV will begin arriving at U.S. dealerships, which is to be followed by the AMG variant in a few months. Not only will the Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV be more powerful, it will also be better equipped.
The Mercedes EQE SUV has two AMG variants in the global market — 43 4MATIC and 53 4MATIC+, but only the latter is coming to the U.S. market. It’s for this reason that the AMG offering does not have alphanumeric branding.
The Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV sports two electric motors, one at each axle, producing 617 hp and 701 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a top speed of 137 mph. An AMG Dynamic Plus Package option raises the combined power and total torque to 677 hp and 738 lb.-ft., respectively. However, these increments are temporary, being available through a boost function. They increase the top speed to 149 mph and allow the EV to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.
A 90.6 kWh battery pack consisting of ten modules with 360 lithium-ion pouch cells powers the motors. It supports charging at up to 9.6 kW (AC)/170 kW (DC). On a full charge, it could deliver an EPA-est. range of up to around 235 miles. These specifications are assumptions based on the information released about the global-spec model. We expect Mercedes to publish U.S. model information in the coming months.
In addition to offering higher performance, the AMG-EQE SUV features the MBUX Hyperscreen, in the international specification. Three displays merge almost seamlessly underneath a glass cover and appear as a single unit. There’s a 12.3-inch LCD driver’s display (instrument cluster), a 17.7-inch OLED central display, and a 12.3-inch OLED passenger display.
These features are compiled from the official information that has been released about the global-spec model. However, the availability of these features can vary depending on local demand, preferences, and laws. We anticipate that Mercedes will release information about the U.S.-spec EQE SUV in the upcoming months.
It will be launched, the 43 (EQE-AMG SUV 43 4MATIC) in May in Europe, and the 53 is then coming in August in the U.S. as the beginning because the plant is in the U.S. In September we come then in Europe, and then the Asian markets, China, S.Korea, Japan so on and so forth later in the year, in Q4.Jens Hüser (Project Leader EVA2 AMG), to Youtube channel Isle of Cars
Citing a Mercedes-Benz engineer, MBWorld forum member Sportstick said in a post on January 8, 2023, that the production of the 2024 EQE SUV will begin on July 1. We expect the 2024 AMG EQE SUV to start rolling off the assembly line around the same time. All models in the EQE SUV series will be made in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV is undergoing road testing ahead of its U.S. launch. Instagram car spotter KindelAuto has revealed a local test mule with a manufacturer license plate and an AMG logo on the left side of the liftgate. The absence of the ’53’ badge next to the EQE branding on the liftgate of the vehicle indicates that it was a U.S.-spec model. It will be the sole AMG variant of the EQE SUV in the country
While the Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV delivers solid performance and offers ample luxury, its low range limits its appeal as an all-rounder.
Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV FAQs
What is the Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV release date?
The AMG EQE SUV will be launched in the U.S. in August 2023, as per a recent interview of a Mercedes executive.
What will be the Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV price?
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV could be priced at around USD 110,000.
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