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Mercedes-Benz PH expands its EV portfolio with EQE SUV

Priced at P7,190,000 for the 350+ AMG Line

Mercedes-Benz finally has an EV SUV to rival the likes of the BMW iX and the Audi Q8 e-Tron. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

It seems that Inchcape Philippines is dead set on bringing over the entire portfolio of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles to our market. Initially starting with the EQA, the EQB, and the EQE sedan, followed by the ultra-luxurious EQS sedan, it is now the turn of the EQE SUV to join the fray.

Offered solely in the EQE 350+ SUV AMG Line trim (what a mouthful), this five-seater electric SUV will cost you a cool P7,190,000.

Do you like the EQE SUV's futuristic styling? PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Measuring 4,863mm long, 1,940mm wide, and 1,685mm tall, this midsize electric SUV is the perfect in-betweener for those who want to ferry around a small family and a generous amount of cargo.

Standard on the AMG Line exterior are sporty bits all around, including 21-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, Digital Light matrix LED headlamps, and 3D helix taillights.

A fully appointed interior, as always. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

As with Mercedes-Benz models, it’s chock-full of luxurious features. Up front and center is the Hyperscreen, a 56-inch glass dashboard comprised of three screens that run the MBUX software. It supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with a wireless charger and several USB-C ports.

Also present are 15-speaker Burmester 3D surround-sound system that pairs nicely with the ambient lighting, a panoramic glass roof, a Mercedes-Benz fragrance system, and climate-controlled massaging seats.

Mercedes-Benz says the EQE SUV is one of the roomiest in its class. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

These seats are upholstered in Nappa leather and are available in many different hues, alongside AMG Line metal accents with wood trim.

Thanks to a wheelbase of 3,030mm, the interior has a lot of space to work with, especially with a cargo capacity of 580L that can expand up to 1,675L when the 40:20:40-split rear seats are folded down.

The AMG Line trim makes sense here with how fast it can accelerate. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Additional tech from the Driver Assistance Plus Package include a heads-up display, a 360° camera with parking assistance, lane-keeping assist with active steering, automatic emergency braking, driver monitoring, blind-spot monitoring, and cruise control with stop-and-go assist.

Powering it all is a single rear-mounted electric motor with 292hp and 565Nm. It’s mated to a 96kWh battery that’s capable of being charged rapidly via DC fast charging.

Performance figures include a 0-100km/h sprint of 6.9 seconds, a top speed of 210km/h, and an estimated range of up to 628km from a single charge. Finally, the air suspension with adaptive dampers aids a comfortable ride.

You can travel up to 628km on a single charge with this car. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

It is available in 10 different colors: Black, Emerald Green, High-Tech Silver, Obsidian Black, Polar White, Selenite Gray, Sodalite Blue, Velvet Brown, Manufaktur Alpine Gray Solid, and Manufaktur Opalite White Bright.

Included in the sticker price is a 7.4kW home charger with a charging cable for plugging it into any standard socket.

Sam Surla

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