American-Made 2023 Mercedes EQE SUV Will Start at $79,050

Under Europe’s WLTP cycle, the EQS SUV will offer up to 342 miles of range. EPA figures have yet to be released.

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American-Made 2023 Mercedes EQE SUV Will Start at $79,050 © American-Made 2023 Mercedes EQE SUV Will Start at $79,050

Mercedes has announced pricing for its new mid-size electric crossover. When it pops up at U.S. dealerships this spring, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-built 2023 Mercedes EQE SUV will start at $79,050 including destination.

That money gets you into the base, 288-horsepower "Premium" trim EQE350+ or EQE350 4Matic SUV. (Yes, Mercedes is selling the rear-drive and all-wheel-drive models for the same money and has named the bottom trim "Premium.") The 536-hp EQE500 4Matic, meanwhile, will start at $90,650.

The most expensive EQE SUV configuration will start at $96,600 for a Pinnacle EQE500. This one comes standard with four-zone climate control, a head-up display, a digital light package, an air balance package, Mercedes stars projected onto the floor beneath the front doors, and everything else that comes with all lower trims.

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Some of those features happen to be an augmented reality nav system, active ambient lighting, Benz's ADAS with automatic lane changes, a panoramic roof, and a Burmester audio system. The EQE500 bundles in AMG Line exterior trim, 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, and 10-degree rear-wheel steering.

Slotting underneath the EQS SUV, the EQE SUV is positioned as the not-too-big, not-too-small electric SUV. Think of it as a gas-less equivalent to the GLE. Under the WLTP cycle, it's rated for 342 miles of range thanks to its 90.6-kWh battery. Capable of 170-kW DC fast charging, Mercedes claims a 10 to 80% charge time of 32 minutes.

When The Drive Managing Editor Jerry Perez spent a week with the EQE350 sedan not too long ago, he came away from the experience impressed overall. It's comfortable, practical, and encompasses the aura of a real E-Class. Let's hope all of this carries over to the SUV version.

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