Mercedes-Benz expands EQ electric SUV range

Mercedes-Benz has announced the arrival of two new electric SUVs, with the latest incarnations of the EQE and EQS revealed. The former combines high-tech luxury with versatility, and is available in four trim levels.

On offer is an EQE 300, 350 4MATIC, a launch edition 500 4MATIC and the Mercedes-AMG 53 4MATIC. With a range of up to 539km (variant dependent), batteries can be charged to 80 per cent in as little as 32 minutes.

Key features across the range include augmented reality navigation, a panoramic sliding sunroof, and a head-up display. Mercedes-AMG variants add a number of exterior and interior niceties as well.

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Targeting supreme comfort, the four-link suspension on the front and independent multi-link setup at the rear iron out most pesky bumps in the road. You can also option the AIRMATIC continuously adjustable electronic damping.

Rear wheel steering is also an option on the entry level models, while the higher end has it as standard. Prices start from $134,900 plus on-roads, with the Mercedes-Benz EQE range topping out at $189,900 plus on-roads.

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQS
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450 4MATIC

Joining the EQE is the 7-seat SUV version of Mercedes-Benz’s iconic EQS EV. A fully kitted out luxury family offering, it offers an exceptional 2,100-litres of cargo space when you drop the second and third row.

The EQS is 262mm longer, 10mm wider and 32mm taller than its EQE sibling, giving all occupants much more room to stretch their legs. The second row of seats can recline too, for those looking to take nap on a long journey.

Optional Comfort Plus and Hyperscreen packages ramp up second-row luxury with a dedicated MBUX infotainment system with wireless headsets and a wireless charging station. Depending on your choices, you can also gives all rows seat heating.

The EQS gets 265kW of power and 800Nm of torque to play with, along with a range of 592km. Inside there’s a Burmester 3D surround sound system, with 15-speakers and 710-watts of audio goodness.

The EQS will be offered at $194,900 plus on-road costs and will be available from September. Rear-axle steering is also available as an optional extra. To find out more about either range, contact your local Mercedes-Benz dealer.

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