It's no Porsche Cayenne, but it will do.
Mercedes-Benz seems to be on a mission to build an electric vehicle for every occasion. In addition to its existing range of ICE, hybrid, and PHEV vehicles, it has launched a host of EQ vehicles. The "EQ" prefix indicates a fully-electric model, and the latest is the EQE SUV, recently spied at the Nurburgring.
No matter, for the EQE is the one most people will buy. An electrified SUV based on Merc's most successful sedan ever will be in high demand.
Like other EQ SUV models, it will likely use the same design as the EQE but with the masculinity bumped up by 30 percent. There will probably be an AMG version (670 hp from dual motors), but the model in this video appears to be based on the EQE 350. The latter is driven by a 288 hp/391 lb-ft rear-mounted motor. Mercedes claims a range of 410 miles for the EQE sedan, but it will likely be slightly less due to the SUV body.
The EQE's 90-kWh battery pack allows for charging up to 170 kW, which means roughly 30 minutes for a full charge.
The EQE must be nearing the end of its development cycle because it recently went out on the Nurburgring for the first time. It was also recently spied minus the usual camouflage.
So how does it behave on the infamous track? Well, it's fairly obvious that the EQE is not there to set any records. It gives way to faster cars and stays well within the boundaries of the track.
There's this misconception that manufacturers only go to the Nurburgring to churn out sporty models. More often than not, it's just a safe place to explore the limits of an everyday car. For a car like the EQE SUV, Mercedes likely wants it to understeer on the limit.
It does seem to corner remarkably flat for what will undoubtedly be a hefty SUV.