The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV debuted earlier this month, joining the automaker’s growing EV lineup. The hotter AMG variant also breaks the lid, providing five seats with up to 671 horsepower (500 kilowatts). Three new walkaround videos approach the two, showing off the model’s unique features and comparing the two variants.
The two models feature a different front fascia, with the regular EQE SUV receiving a closed grille with a star motif. The AMG face features vertical accents similar to the Panamericana grille theme. There’s not much difference in the cabin, with both available with the brand’s optional Hyperscreen display. However, AMG comes with the Alcantara headliner.
The overall styling of the EQE SUV is in line with the rest of the Mercedes EQ lineup. But it differs from its brethren by adopting more conventional stylistic cues. EQE also shares its foundation, using Mercedes’ EVA2 platform – a modular architecture that the company can scale up and down for different segments.
One difference hidden from view is the powertrains. Mercedes will offer the EQE SUV in four variants, from the entry-level 350+ to the AMG. The 350+ will feature a single-motor rear-wheel drive configuration that produces 288 hp (214 kW) and 417 pound-feet (565 Newton-meters) of torque. Mercedes will also offer the dual-motor EQE 350 4Matic and the 536-hp (392-kW) EQE 500 SUV.
The EQE SUV will get its power from a 90.6 kilowatt-hour battery. The EV will offer up to 550 kilometers (342 miles) of travel on a single charge. However, that figure is based on WLTP cycles. The US EPA will likely rate the long-range variant at 300 miles.
The regular EQE SUV will go on sale in the first half of next year. The hotter AMG variant will hit dealers a few months later. Mercedes has yet to release pricing information for the model, which we expect will arrive closer to its sales date. The SUV EQE slots under the larger EQS SUV while offering a high-drive alternative to the EQE sedan.