Mercedes-Benz to offer new EQ models in the USA
In the USA, Mercedes-Benz has announced several new EQ models for the model year 2023. With the addition of the new models, the German carmaker says it is following on from the EQS Sedan with even more all-electric options for US customers.
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The EQS Sedan expands its line-up with the addition of the EQS 450 4MATIC. This will join the existing EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC. At the same time, the EQE Sedan adds the EQE 350 4MATIC to its line-up, which will be joining the EQE 350+ and EQE 500 4MATIC. There will also be an AMG version of the EQE. The EQB 250+ SUV will join the EQB line-up as the long-range variant.
Mercedes says that the new EQE Sedan “offers a dynamic driving experience and a comprehensive range of connected services”. This represents the second model based on the premium-class electric architecture (EVA2).
The the EQS SUV will represent the third model series to be built on Mercedes-EQ’s purpose-built Electric Vehicle Architecture. Mercedes says that the EQS SUV will come with “high-tech innovative features, comfort and luxurious appointments for up to seven passengers”.
Just a few days ago, Mercedes-Benz gave the go-ahead for the production of the EQS SUV. The SUV offshoot of the all-electric EQS is now being produced at the US plant in Tuscaloosa for the global markets. The German carmaker already started sales a few weeks ago. All of the above-mentioned models will be delivered in “late 2022”.
Update 02 November 2022
Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and packaging structures for the EQE Sedan in the United States. Starting from $74,900, the 2023 EQE Sedan will arrive at US dealerships in fall 2022. The EQE Sedan will be offered in three variants with three trim options in the USA: the EQE 350+ Sedan, EQE 350 4MATIC Sedan and EQE 500 4MATIC Sedan, with the trim options ‘Premium’, ‘Exclusive’ and ‘Pinnacle’. Prices range from the above-mentioned $74,900 for the 350+, up to $91,500 for the Pinnacle 4MATIC Sedan.
All variants are fitted standard with a 90.6 kWh battery, allowing for a range of up to 305 miles according to EPA estimates. The 2023 EQE Sedan is expected to reach dealerships in autumn 2022.