Mercedes EQE 500 SUV to be priced at around Rs 1.4 crore

    India will get the top-spec (non-AMG) variant that gets a twin-motor set-up good for 408hp and 858Nm.

    Published On Sep 05, 2023 02:01:00 PM

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    Ahead of its market launch on September 15, we’ve got fresh details on the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV for India. Sources tell us that we will get the top-spec Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 variant, which is expected to be priced at around Rs 1.40 crore (ex-showroom, India). It will be the third EV in Mercedes’ portfolio following the EQB SUV and the EQS sedan.

    1. Will rival Audi Q8 e-tron, BMW iX, and Jaguar I-Pace
    2. Has a range of 488km on the WLTP cycle 
    3. Battery larger than I-Pace, iX, though smaller than Q8 e-tron’s

    Mercedes EQE 500 SUV India details

    The Mercedes EQE SUV is based on the brand’s EVA (electric vehicle architecture) platform and, globally, also has a sedan sibling – the EQE. The EQE 500 SUV gets a dual-motor set-up with standard all-wheel drive, drawing juice from a 90.6kWh battery that supports up to 170kW of DC fast charging speeds. It's the top-spec model in non-AMG trim, produces 408hp and 858Nm, and has a range of up to 521km on the WLTP cycle. 

    In contrast, the recently launched Q8 e-tron 55 churns out 340hp and 664Nm of torque, and also has a bigger 95kWh battery. The BMW iX, meanwhile, comes with a 76.6kWh battery and churns out 326hp and 630Nm of torque. Lastly, the Jaguar I-Pace produces 400hp and 696Nm of torque, and has a 90kWh battery pack. 

    The India-spec EQS 500 will come fully-loaded with features like an off-road package and hyperscreen as standard fitment as the brand intends to cash is on the Indian buyer's tendency to only opt for the top-spec variants.   

    Mercedes EQE 500 SUV pricing vs rivals

    At this price point, the EQE 500 will be positioned slightly higher than its rivals, which include the recently launched Audi Q8 e-tron (Rs 1.14 crore-1.26 crore), the BMW iX (Rs 1.21 crore), and the Jaguar I-Pace (Rs 1.20 crore).

    All prices, ex-showroom, India

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    BMW previews future EVs with Vision Neue Klasse concept

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