Mercedes-Benz Introduces the EQE SUV: South Africa's Luxury Electric Driving Revolution

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In the EQE SUV, Mercedes-Benz brings its electrifying innovation to the South African market. This luxury all-electric SUV boasts a lithium-ion battery composed of ten modules. What sets it apart is the cutting-edge battery management software developed in-house, enabling over-the-air updates to keep it up-to-date with the latest advancements.

Aerodynamics plays a pivotal role in the EQE SUV's design, sharing some measures with its model counterparts. The underbody features numerous aerodynamic details, contributing to its remarkable Cd value of 0.255, despite its spacious interior and short rear overhang. The distinctive design elements, such as the flat windscreen and sweeping roofline, also enhance its aerodynamic efficiency.

One of the standout features in the EQE SUV is the introduction of the "Serene Breeze" soundscape, providing a relaxed and natural auditory experience for passengers. This holistic sound staging helps occupants make the auditory transition from a traditional combustion engine to an electric vehicle, adding a unique touch to the driving experience.

Under the hood, the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4MATIC takes center stage with an impressive power output of 215kW and a whopping 765Nm of torque. The lithium-ion battery, consisting of ten modules, powers this electric powerhouse. Furthermore, the innovative battery management software allows for over-the-air updates, ensuring it stays ahead of the curve. South African customers can expect a WLTP range ranging from 461 to 551 kilometers.

Keeping up with the times, the EQE SUV offers the flexibility of activating additional vehicle functions through over-the-air technology (OTA). This means you can customize some of the vehicle's equipment even after purchase, thanks to the options available in the Mercedes me Store.

The EQE SUV also comes equipped with a comprehensive range of driving assistance systems, including ATTENTION ASSIST, Active Brake Assist, and Parking Package with a reversing camera, to name a few. These systems are designed to enhance safety and provide peace of mind to South African drivers.

Mercedes-Benz's commitment to battery development is evident in the EQE SUV, benefiting from a new generation of batteries with higher energy density, originally introduced in the EQS model. These batteries raise the bar in terms of performance, efficiency, and charging capacity.

The electric drivetrain is particularly noteworthy, with a powerful rear axle electric motor that offers 1-pedal driving, making braking a seamless experience. Thanks to ECO Assist, the EQE SUV can automatically decelerate to a standstill when it detects vehicles ahead, adding to the convenience of electric driving.

Charging the EQE SUV is a breeze with the charging system located above the rear axle. It can be used to charge the battery via single-phase or three-phase alternating current from the public mains supply, with an optional charging capacity of up to 22 kWh.

Mark Raine, co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, highlights the unique offering of the EQE SUV, combining compactness with practicality, a dynamic driving experience, and luxurious interior appointments. He describes it as the ultimate all-electric luxury SUV for discerning South African buyers.

Alex Boavida, Vice President Sales and Marketing, expresses excitement about introducing the EQE SUV to the local market. He emphasizes its sublime design, impressive range capabilities, advanced technology, and enticing pricing.

To make ownership even more accessible, Mercedes-Benz South Africa offers Agility Finance, a flexible financing solution with a Guaranteed Future Value. Customers can tailor their financing terms to suit their needs, and timely payments can even earn them interest rate reductions. This financing option aligns with the brand's commitment to providing luxury with peace of mind.

The Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4MATIC is available in South Africa at a recommended retail price of R2,194,500, delivering a new era of all-electric luxury SUVs to the discerning South African market.

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