Mercedes-Benz to launch its third EV model in India


New Delhi: The EQE SUV is based on the EVA (electric vehicle architecture) platform, which also underpins the EQE sedan, another highly anticipated model from the automaker.

The EQE SUV offers a range of options and variants to suit different preferences and needs. All models are equipped with a 90.6 kWh battery that can support fast charging up to 170 kW via DC charging.

The base model, the EQE 350+, has a single-motor, rear-wheel drive system that delivers 292 bhp and 565 Nm of torque. It has a WLTP-certified range of up to 590 km. The next variant, the EQE 350 4Matic, has a dual-motor, all-wheel drive system that maintains the same power output but increases the torque to 765 Nm and reduces the range to 538 km.

The top-of-the-line non-AMG model is the EQE 500 4Matic, which boasts 408 bhp and 858 Nm of torque and a remarkable WLTP range of up to 521 km. The EQE 350 4Matic and EQE 500 4Matic both use dual-motor, all-wheel drive systems.

For those who seek more thrill and excitement, the AMG variants are the ones to look out for. The EQE 43 4Matic and EQE 53 4Matic+ both have dual-motor, all-wheel drive systems as well. The EQE 43 produces 476 bhp and 858 Nm of torque and has a WLTP range of up to 488 km. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 210 kph.

The ultimate AMG model is the EQE 53 4Matic+, which has a staggering output of 617 bhp and 950 Nm of torque and a claimed range of 490 km. It can sprint from 0 to 100 kph in an astonishing 3.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 240 kph.

The EQE SUV follows the distinctive EQ design language, which combines elegant curves, sleek lines, and EV-specific features that enhance both aesthetics and aerodynamics. The AMG models also have exclusive wheel designs, a Panamericana-inspired grille, and redesigned bumpers.


The interior of the EQE SUV is loaded with features, including the stunning ‘Hyperscreen’ layout that consists of a massive 1,410mm-wide panel with up to three individual displays. Alternatively, a conventional setup that resembles the S-Class has a vertical touchscreen that blends smoothly into the dashboard. The advanced MBUX operating system, which has an inbuilt SIM card for over-the-air software updates and an intuitive “Hey Mercedes” voice command for conversational control, connects seamlessly with these displays.

The Mercedes EQE will face stiff competition in the Indian market from vehicles like the BMW iX, which starts at Rs. 1.21 crore, and the Audi Q8 e-tron SUV, which is priced between Rs. 1.14 crore and Rs. 1.26 crore (all prices ex-showroom). It is unclear whether the EQE SUV will be imported or locally produced as Mercedes locally assembles the EQS 580 while importing the EQS 53 4Matic and EQB SUVs as CBUs.’