2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV interior revealed ahead of October debut
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior of the five-seat EQE SUV, with the optional MBUX Hyperscreen, before its reveal in mid-October. The interior of the all-electric 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV has been unveiled ahead of its full reveal on October 16.
Mercedes-Benz refers to the EQE SUV as the “multi-purpose variant of the EQE executive saloon” and a smaller companion to the recently-unveiled EQS SUV based on the EQS liftback. Confused? Think of the EQE range as electric versions of the E-Class and GLE, while the EQS line-up resembles the S-Class and GLS – albeit with a stronger connection between the sedan and SUV counterparts, unlike the brand’s internal-combustion models.
The luxury marque has copied the design of the EQE, EQS and EQS SUV for the cabin of the EQE SUV, with the model featuring the optional MBUX Hyperscreen that brings screens across the entire width of the dashboard. Mercedes-Benz claims the five-seat EQE SUV will be one of the “most spacious representatives” in relation to headroom, legroom and elbow room for its large SUV segment.
The central infotainment system, running the latest version of Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX operating system, measures 17.7 inches, joining the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch passenger touchscreen.
As with the EQE sedan, the EQE SUV sports turbine-like outer air vents, a free-standing centre console, colour-adjustable ambient lighting and available quilted Nappa leather upholstery. Mercedes-Benz will offer “five co-ordinated colour combinations” for the EQE SUV’s interior, with a suite of warm and cool tones. In addition, there are wood and aluminium elements and the laser-cut backlit three-pointed star trim on the centre console.
The company is yet to detail the exterior design or technical specifications for the EQE SUV, but spy photographers caught it undergoing testing in Germany in October 2021. It will adopt the Mercedes-EQ design language, with a smooth and rounded front facia, thin LED daytime running lamps, a full-width LED rear light strip and aerodynamic alloy wheels.
The entry-level EQE SUV – possibly badged EQE 350 – is tipped to adopt the sedan’s 90kWh battery pack, which could power a 215kW electric motor mounted to the rear axle with a driving range above 600 kilometres.
As the EQE SUV is based on the company’s EVA2 architecture, which is shared with the larger EQS SUV, it could also be offered with its larger sibling’s 107.8kWh lithium-ion battery.