Mercedes announced its latest AMG-level EQ-Series model this autumn. The new green-souled speed-demon is a showroom presence that should garner significant attention, as it presents a viable option for progressive buyers in the market for a performance variant, but combines the heavy-foot appeal with a family-oriented body style: the SUV.
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV follows the Mercedes-AMG EQS SUV sedan which appeared this spring. The EQE SUV is an all-electric vehicle—an SUEV, if that acronym is preferred—and in its Benz iteration can be trimmed out to an almost 400 horsepower suburban beastie with a torque rating of over 600 pound-feet.
The Mercedes-AMG version of the EQE SUV will be offered in 43 and 53 4MATIC+ trim levels. The latter, the top of the lineup, has a 626-HP, 700 lb-ft powertrain, enough to propel it from 0-62 MPH in 3.5 seconds with the optional AMG Dynamic Plus Package; all the power is primarily courtesy of custom AMG motors and support components. The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC brings 476 HP and 632 lb-ft of torque to the table, and can snap to 62 MPH in 4.3 seconds. Range for the AMG EQE SUV variations begins at 234 miles; that’s the 53 4MATIC+ talking, as EV range and performance generally exist, at present, in terms of inverse ratio. Range tops out at just over 300 miles.
The interior of the AMG EQE SUV include a dash dominated by three screens designed around the Hyperscreen at center. AMG-specific touches include a Performance wheel, while upholstery and trim upgrades add Nappa leather and carbon fiber to the cabin.