All-rounder with performance genes: the new Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV

The most versatile model from Affalterbach with a purely battery-electric drive system

Mercedes-AMG presents the EQE SUV, a further milestone in its electrification strategy – the first all-electric SUV from the performance and sports car brand. With its variable interior and performance-oriented drive concept, it is the most versatile electric vehicle in the Mercedes-AMG portfolio. The new model also offers generous space for passengers and luggage. Like the AMG EQS Sedan and AMG EQE Sedan, the AMG EQE SUV is based on the electric platform from Mercedes-EQ. Two powerful electric motors and the fully variable all-wheel drive form the basis for the hallmark AMG dynamic driving experience.

Exterior design with characteristic AMG features

The exterior design is characterized by generously modelled surfaces, reduced joints and seamless transitions. Dynamic proportions emphasize the sporty character. A new feature is the brand-specific badge on the bonnet with the AMG emblem instead of the Mercedes star. The air diffusers in high-gloss black on the left and right allow the AIR CURTAIN effect, which guides the air around the front wheels in a streamlined manner. The standard DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps feature a specific AMG projection when unlocking and locking the vehicle.

In the side view, AMG-specific wheel arch claddings in the body colour, and the seamlessly integrated, fully recessed door handles add visual accents. Added to this are aerodynamically optimized 21 or 22-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. The rear apron in the body colour with aerodynamically optimized diffuser and longitudinal fins as well as the tail lights in a helix design round off the dynamic appearance.

Interior design with a particularly sporty touch

The interior is also dominated by style-defining AMG features. Here, the new SUV offers a sporty ambience, including seats with individual graphics and special seat covers in ARTICO man-made leather with MICROCUT microfiber and red topstitching. Alternatively, seat upholstery in nappa leather is optionally available, also with AMG-specific seat graphics. Additionally, the AMG badge on the backrests of the front seats and the embossed AMG emblems in the front headrests emphasize the brand's identity.

The AMG Performance steering wheel, with its striking twin-spoke design and seamlessly integrated buttons, combines visual stability with lightness. The steering wheel rim, which is flattened at the bottom and covered in nappa leather, can be heated as an option. The standard AMG steering wheel buttons impress with brilliant displays. Numerous parameters can be selected directly. The menus on the left steering wheel button can be individually supplemented, exchanged or reduced. For this, there is a list in the Multimedia Touch Display or in the optional Hyperscreen with more than 15 information and setting options as direct selection for the steering wheel buttons. 

Optional Hyperscreen with AMG-specific functions and displays for the MBUX infotainment system

The new AMG EQE 4MATIC+ can be optionally equipped with the innovative MBUX Hyperscreen. With adaptive software, MBUX completely adapts to its user, and offers personalized suggestions for numerous infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions. With the zero layer, the most important applications are always displayed situationally and contextually on the top level in the field of vision.

The Dolby Atmos® sound format takes the audio experience in the EQE SUV to a new level. Individual instruments or voices in the studio mix can be positioned all around the listening area. A new kind of sound animation thus becomes possible; while conventional stereo systems usually have left-right dynamics, Dolby Atmos® can use the entire range and create a 360-degree experience.

With the premium digital entertainment platform from Californian specialist ZYNC integrated into a vehicle for the first time, customers can enjoy a seamless digital entertainment experience. Through ZYNC, customers benefit from a wide range of renowned global and local streaming services. This enhances the audio-visual experience, interaction and user-friendliness. ZYNC offers video streaming, on-demand content, interactive experiences, local video programs, sport, news, games, and much more – all via a single user interface.

Performance-oriented drive concept with two electric motors

The new Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV offers a performance-oriented drive concept with two electric motors. The powerful electric powertrain (eATS) with a motor at the front and rear axle also offers a fully variable all-wheel drive, which optimally transmits the drive power to the road in all driving conditions. The power in the AMG EQE boasts 505 kW (677 hp) with an optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package with Boost function. The maximum torque ranges from 700 lb-ft to 738 lb-ft of torque.

The EQE 4MATIC+ SUV uses AMG-specific electric motors with adapted windings, different laminations, higher currents and adapted inverters. This allows higher motor speeds and thus even more power, which is particularly noticeable during acceleration and at top speed.

Added to this is the highly resilient thermal concept, which allows repeated acceleration manoeuvres with consistently high performance. The centrepiece of the sophisticated design is the water lance in the shaft of the rotor, which cools it. Other AMG-specific cooling elements in the cooling circuit include special ribs on the stator and the needle-shaped pin-fin structure on the inverter, which is made of high-performance ceramics. Additionally, there is the transmission oil heat exchanger; in addition to cooling, the oil is also preheated during cold starts to increase efficiency.

Fully variable all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC+

The power of the engines is brought to the road with AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive. The vehicle's system continuously distributes drive torque between the front and rear axles depending on the driving situation. When compared to a mechanical all‑wheel drive system, the electric-specific system ensures a significantly faster response. The torque is checked 160 times per second and adjusted if necessary. Furthermore, the torque distribution varies with each selected drive program.

AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension with Adaptive Damping System

The AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension with air suspension and Adaptive Damping System is based on a four-link suspension at the front and a multi-link independent suspension at the rear, each optimized with AMG‑specific wheel carriers, suspension links, and anti-roll bars with greater rigidity. The rear axle carrier is connected to the body shell with 50 per cent stiffer bearings and reduced bearing clearance, to create even more direct road contact.

The Adaptive Damping System uses two pressure limiting valves. These continuously variable control valves located outside the damper allow the damping force to be adjusted even more precisely, to different driving conditions and drive programs. Moreover, the rebound and compression phases are controlled independently of each other. Not only does this technology provide increased comfort, but it also delivers even sportier driving dynamics.

The suspension control unit analyzes data to adjust the damping force for each wheel in a few milliseconds to suit the situation. By using the two adjustment valves, the damper is able to provide damping force adjustment across the full range of wheel vibrations. Thanks to the special design of the valves, the damper reacts quickly and sensitively to changing road surfaces and driving conditions.

With active rear-axle steering as standard

The new Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV is equipped with active rear-axle steering as standard. The steering angle of up to 9.0 degrees promotes agile handling and allows a turning circle of 10.9 metres. The interaction between front-axle and rear-axle steering is designed to achieve an agile response with minimal steering effort, both when driving in town and on country roads. At speeds below 60 km/h, the rear wheels steer in the opposite direction to the front wheels. As a result, the Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV is agile, light-footed and nimble.

AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL: electromechanical active roll stabilisation

Instead of using conventional anti-roll bars, the active roll stabilization in the AMG EQE 4MATIC+ SUV compensates body movements electromechanically. For this purpose, the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles are divided into two parts. In the centre is an electromechanical actuator, in which a three-stage planetary gear is integrated. If the road surface is uneven, the actuator actively separates the stabilizer halves, which increases ride comfort. During dynamic driving, the halves join together and are twisted against each other. This significantly reduces rolling movements. In order to meet the high performance requirements of Mercedes-AMG, the system is based on an additional 48-volt auxiliary power system.

For an individual driving experience: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs

The driving characteristics can be changed by the driver at the touch of a button, to suit the respective situation or their own preferences. This is made possible by the five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual". The drive programs cover a wide spectrum, from high comfort to pronounced sportiness. Important parameters, including drive and performance characteristics, suspension settings, AMG DYNAMICS with steering torque characteristics, and AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE are modified to suit the selected drive program. The maximum drive power can be called up in the Sport+ drive program, or in all drive programs by kick-down. With the exception of Sport+, the maximum power is adjusted to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption throughout all drive programs.

AMG high-performance brake system

The AMG high-performance brake system, with six-piston brake callipers and 415x33 millimetre brake discs at the front, and single-piston brake callipers and 378x22 millimetre brake discs at the rear, delivers first-class deceleration values with high fade-resistance and endurance. Another high-tech feature is the intelligent, electromechanical brake booster: iBooster. The intelligent feature ensures that the brake system combines electric recuperation with the hydraulic brake highly efficiently. For the authentic driving experience, the iBooster is specially tuned to the typical AMG pedal response and the AMG brake system.

AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE: unique sound experience with a wide bandwidth

With the AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE, the performance and sports car brand is giving a new voice to electric mobility. Like the drive programs, the acoustic composition has a wide bandwidth. The hallmark AMG driving sounds are generated with the help of additional hardware, including special speakers, a bass actuator and a sound generator. Using the AMG steering wheel buttons or the central display, the driver can select the sound characteristics "Balanced", "Sport" and "Powerful" in each drive program. During RACE START, the vehicle produces a unique sound to match the dynamic acceleration.

A brand new feature is the AMG-specific event sound that is heard when the vehicle is locked. The event sounds can be deactivated at any time via the multimedia system settings – separately for the exterior and interior.

AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package with dynamic driving extras

The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package, available as an option for the EQE 4MATIC+ SUV, combines extra dynamic features – including the powerful boost for RACE START, an increase in maximum speed to 240 km/h, and the emotional AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE "Performance". Sounds composed especially for this sound world – for charging or infotainment functions, for example – round off the AMG experience.

High-performance drive battery with a capacity of 90.6 kWh

The new Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV is equipped with a powerful 328-volt high-performance drive battery, manufactured using the latest lithium-ion technology. It has a usable energy content of 90.6 kWh, and consists of 10 modules with a total of 360 pouch cells. The battery management system in the EQE SUV is also tuned specifically for AMG. In the Sport and Sport+ drive programs, the focus is on performance; in the Comfort drive program, the focus is on operating range. The battery generation is characterized by a high energy density and has a high charging capacity. Another new feature is the possibility to install updates for the battery management system over-the-air for continuous improvements over the life cycle. The EQE 4MATIC+ SUV also features an AMG-specific wiring harness adapted to the higher performance capability. A major advance in sustainability has been achieved in the cell chemistry; the cobalt content is reduced to 10 per cent, while the optimized active material consists of nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1.

Short charging times through intelligent thermal management

Another advantage of the new battery generation is the short charging times. The energy storage system can charge with up to 170 kW at fast charging stations with direct current. Thanks to the on-board charger, the electrified AMG can be conveniently charged at home or at public charging stations with 9.6 kW, or optionally 22 kW with alternating current. Additionally, there are intelligent charging programs that can be activated automatically depending on the location. Functions such as battery-saving charging make operations even more efficient.

The efficient thermal management also plays a part in shortening charging times. If the intelligent navigation with Electric Intelligence is activated, the battery is preheated or cooled while driving to reach the optimal temperature for fast charging. The desired temperature range of the battery is achieved with the aid of the cooling circuit and a PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) booster heater integrated into it.

The battery design aims to ensure the optimum battery operating temperature under all operating conditions. The aluminium extrusions of the battery frame have defined cavities through which the coolant flows. Overall, the intelligent temperature and charging management ensures that high charging currents can be maintained for a long time. The standard heat pump uses the waste heat from the electric drive (inverter and electric motor) and the high-voltage battery to heat the interior. This reduces the need for battery power for interior heating, all while increasing the range.

The battery also stands out for its durability. The ECO Charging function makes a significant contribution to this; the intelligent control reduces the battery load during charging, which slows down the natural aging process of the battery. Customers can also benefit from the "charging interruption" function; the charging process can be paused at freely selectable times so as to use cheaper off-peak electricity at a later time. The battery certificate stands for the long-service life of the high-voltage batteries. It is valid for up to eight years or up to 160,000 kilometres.

Intelligent recuperation for efficient energy recovery

The battery can also be charged through efficient energy recovery using recuperation. The recuperation power reaches up to 260 kW1. The driver can adjust the level of recuperation in three stages via switches on the steering wheel, and receive situation-optimized support from ECO Assist.

Sustainable use of electrical power thanks to Mercedes me Charge

With Mercedes me Charge, customers can always be sure of "green" charging at many public charging stations throughout Canada as of 2022. High-quality guarantees of origin ensure that as much green power from renewable energies is fed into the grid as is withdrawn via Mercedes me Charge. In the first year after purchase, there is no basic fee for Mercedes me Charge and thus Green Charging for customers.

Predictive route planning and efficient driving with Electric Intelligence

Electric Intelligence plans a fast and comfortable route in advance, including charging stops based on numerous factors, such as the calculated energy requirement. With Electric Intelligence, the new AMG EQE SUV reacts dynamically to the traffic situation on the planned route. The AMG vehicle records traffic tailbacks and road closures, as well as changes in energy demand. For its calculations, the system uses a combination of information from the cloud and existing on-board data. The planned route can be edited individually.  

Comprehensive safety concept: Battery is crash-protected in the underbody

The battery sits in a crash-protected area in the underbody, embedded in the body shell structure and including an extruded aluminium profile to the side. During extrusion, a heated block of metal is pushed through the dies and turns into an endless section, which is then cut to fit. This creates highly complex profiles that are precisely tailored to the possible requirements. The housing, with energy absorbing structures at the front and side paired with a rigid, double-walled base plate, provides additional protection for the modules. In addition, there is a separate, multi-level safety system for everyday operation. This includes temperature, voltage or insulation monitoring. If an accident occurs, the battery switches off. Crash monitoring when stationary is also standard.


"The AMG EQE SUV is another milestone in our Future of Driving Performance. The new model is our first all‑electric SUV. And, after the AMG EQS and AMG EQE Sedan models, this is already the third performance model that we have realised as a derivative on the Mercedes-EQ electric platform. With its variable interior and high-performance all-wheel drive, it is Mercedes-AMG's most versatile electric vehicle. A real all-rounder – a real AMG!"

  • Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Key technical data



Drive system and battery

AMG Performance 4MATIC+
fully variable all-wheel drive

Electric motor(s)


Two permanently excited synchronous motors



460/617and 505/677 with AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package



950/700 and 1000/738 with AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package

System voltage



On-board charger (standard/optional)



Battery capacity, usable



Recuperation capacity, max.






DC charging capacity, max.










Turning circle (without/with rear axle steering, 10°)



Trunk capacity, VDA2



Curb weight/perm. gross vehicle weight/max. payload



Perm. towing capacity (braked/unbraked)




Acceleration 0-100 km/h


Up to 3.5 (with AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package)

Top speed


220/240 (with AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package)

  1. This value refers to the electrical power fed into the electric battery due to recuperation. It can be achieved under optimal environmental conditions, depending on, among other things, state of charge and temperature. Deviations are possible.
  2. Without/with cargo position of the rear backrest

About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes-EQ passenger vehicles, as well as Mercedes-Benz Vans. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada employs approximately 250 people across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 59 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 36,240 vehicles in 2021. This positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the eighth consecutive year.

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