Mercedes reportedly launching three new electric SUVs this year. EQS SUV, EQE SUV, and the first electric Maybach are coming to the market in late 2022.
Mercedes-Benz will soon launch its first electric SUVs, which will be based on the EV-dedicated EVA platform, according to Autocar.co.uk. The new models will technically have the same underpinnings and will be called EQS SUV and EQE SUV, respectively.
The German brand has already three fully-electric SUVs on its portfolio today, namely EQC, EQA, EQB. But those models were based on existing GL-Series ICE vehicles. Mercedes first introduced its EV-dedicated platform called EVA last year. EQS and EQE are much more efficient electric vehicles compared to those three ‘unpure’ electric SUVs, thanks to the new platform. EQS SUV and EQE SUV will also benefit from the luxury carmaker’s latest tech.
The SUV variant of the EQS will reportedly come with a 108-kWh battery pack and two electric motors. It will offer up to 523 horsepower and 854 Nm of torque.
EQE SUV will be less powerful, and yet also comes with a dual-motor option, which will allow this vehicle to offer 291 HP, 530 Nm of torque, and four-wheel drive. E-Class electric SUV will have a 90.6-kWh battery, but it will still be using a 400V electrical architecture.
EQS SUV is expected to cost around €110,000. EQE SUV will be much cheaper at around €90,000. Both of these large-size SUVs will be introduced in China. The S-Class electric SUV is going to the Beijing motor show in April. EQE SUV will be previewed at the Guangzhou motor show in November.
The production of the high-end SUVs will start at Mercedes’ Alabama factory in the United States, which currently builds petrol engine GLS and GLE SUV models. The German company will start mass production before the year ends.
First Electric Maybach to Be Called Maybach EQS 600 SUV
Mercedes will offer both regular and AMG versions of the EQS SUV and EQE SUV. There will also be a Maybach version of the EQS, which will be called the Mercedes-Maybach EQS 600 SUV. It will produce around 600 horsepower and also feature the most luxurious interior Mercedes ever used.
The first electric Maybach was unveiled as a concept at IAA Munich 2021 last year. The production version will be very similar to the concept Maybach you can watch below. It will most likely cost more than €200,000 in Europe.