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The new all-electric EQE SUV from Mercedes-Benz

Defining it’s class with unrivalled luxury and technology
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·       In the EQE SUV, the lithium-ion battery consists of ten modules. The innovative battery management software, which was developed in-house, allows updates over the air.
·       The EQE SUV shares some aerodynamic measures with its model counterparts. The underbody with its numerous aerodynamic details plays a central role in a very good Cd value from 0.255.
·       “Serene Breeze” is the name of the new, fourth soundscape that makes its debut in the EQE SUV. It offers a relaxed and natural sound. With the holistic sound staging, the paradigm shift from combustion engine to electric car becomes audible for the occupants.
·       The Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4MATIC has been made available for the local market. This model offers an impressive 215kW and 756Nm of torque.

The EQE SUV is the multi-purpose variant of the EQE executive saloon. Like the latter, it is available with the essential innovations of the EQS and at the same time is more dynamic than the EQS SUV. The EQE SUV is one of the most spacious representatives of its class.

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Distinctive purpose design
The proportions of the EQE SUV combine function and aesthetics with the sporty character of the SUV. The new model, with its unmistakable purpose design, marks a turning point in its class. The overhangs and the front-end assembly have been kept compact. The wheels in sizes from 19 to 22 inches are positioned flush with the outer edge of the body and lend a commanding stance.

A great deal of aerodynamic fine tuning
The EQE SUV shares some aerodynamic measures with its model counterparts. The underbody with its numerous aerodynamic details plays a central role in a very good Cd value from 0.255, which was achieved despite the large load volume and short rear overhang. But the dimensional concept with the flat windscreen, sweeping roof line and indents were also important factors.

Electric power with improved battery technology
The Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4MATIC has been made available for the local market. This model offers an impressive 215kW and 765Nm of torque. In the EQE SUV, the lithium-ion battery consists of ten modules. In certain cases, the innovative battery management software, which was developed in-house, can be updated over-the-air (OTA). Customers can expect a WLTP range of between 461-551 km.

Always up to date
The EQE SUV offers the possibility of activating additional vehicle functions via over-the-air technology (OTA) in several functional areas. This means that after purchase and having chosen the original new car configuration, some of the EQE SUV’s equipment can be individually customised. The OTA functions are available in the Mercedes me Store, and the range will be successively expanded.

Extensive range of driving assistance systems
The current generation of driving assistance systems includes numerous functions that support the driver. The general standard equipment of the EQE SUV includes ATTENTION ASSIST, Active Brake Assist, Parking Package with reversing camera and Speed Limit Assist. The status and activity of the systems are shown in a full-screen view in the assistance display in the driver’s display. Further options are available in the Assistance Package and the Driving Assistance Plus Package.

New sound experience
“Serene Breeze” is the name of the new, fourth soundscape that makes its debut in the EQE SUV. It offers a relaxed and natural sound. With the holistic sound staging, the paradigm shift from combustion engine to electric car becomes audible for the occupants in the Mercedes-EQ models. A variety of soundscapes allows for an individual acoustic set-up. An optional interior driving sound is available. This adjusts adaptively to the driving style.

Electric drivetrain
Battery development is a crucial factor in Mercedes‑Benz’s electrification strategy. After all, the battery is the heart of an electric car and makes a decisive contribution to, among other things, the range and thus the driving characteristics of the electric vehicle. With the EQS, a new generation of batteries with significantly higher energy density has been launched, from which the EQE SUV now also benefits. The new batteries set standards in terms of performance, efficiency and charging capacity.

The electric motor on the rear axle is particularly powerful due to its 6-phase operation: it has two windings with three phases each. To recuperate, the driver does not need to press the brake pedal – pure 1-pedal driving. Thanks to ECO Assist, the EQE SUV also decelerates automatically to a standstill when it detects vehicles ahead, for example at traffic lights.

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

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“The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV ushers in a new ownership opportunity for our customers. It is relatively compact without compromising on practicality. It offers a dynamic driving experience that remains comfortable. It is luxuriously appointed on the inside while offering class-leading exterior aero-dynamics. This is undoubtedly the every-day all-electric luxury SUV for the luxury conscious buyer that doesn’t want to compromise on anything.” Mark Raine, co-CEO Mercedes-Benz South Africa

“We are excited to introduce the EQE SUV into the local market. It offers a sublime design, impressive range capabilities and impeccable on-road dynamics. It is packed with the latest technology, and I think our pricing model will entice customers and potential customers into the driver’s seat of this luxury, all-electric SUV” – Alex Boavida, Vice President Sales and Marketing

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Agility Finance explained – Agility = Luxury with Peace of Mind
Agility is one of the best ways to purchase a Mercedes-Benz, as customers have flexibility. This tailor-made finance solution comes with a Guaranteed Future Value and customers can select their mileage and term upfront to suit their needs.

The Guaranteed Future Value is an upfront commitment by Mercedes-Benz to the value of the vehicle which benefits the customers with a lower monthly instalment packaged with a shorter finance term. Agility is available from 12 to 60 months, while our price points are consistently advertised at 48 months.

When selecting Agility over 36 months, customers can participate in our Agility Earned offer and earn a reward of 0.25% interest rate reduction in the 2nd year of your finance contract and again in the 3rd year for timely monthly payments.

Qualifying criteria for Agility Earned:
•          New Agility 36-month contracts
•          Monthly debit order payments
•          Timely payments

At the end of the selected finance term the customer can choose to either, Renew, Retain or Return (the fair wear and tear guide applies).

“Agility proves to be a perfect match, providing customers with flexibility and opens an avenue to explore our range of luxurious Mercedes-Benz EQ vehicles. We have been proudly delivering Agility to our South African customers for a decade, and our wealth of experience in various global markets enables us to provide the utmost satisfaction to our customers. Testament to this is our recently introduced Agility Earned option, with this addition we continue to provide luxury with peace of mind.”  Robert Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.

Recommended Retail Price:
EQE 350 4MATIC: R2 194 500

www.mercedes-benz.co.za

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