When it comes to boot/interior specifications, the Audi Q8 e-tron has an edge in terms of boot space capacity (528-569L) against the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV (520L). The Audi Q8 e-tron's rear seats folded boot space is larger at 1725L versus the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV's 1675L. Both SUVs offer seating for five passengers and come with five doors, making them equally practical for most families. Isofix is standard on both vehicles, ensuring child safety.
Both the Audi Q8 e-tron and the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV come with a single-speed transmission. The higher-performance Mercedes EQE SUV boasts a top speed of 210 km/h, while the Audi Q8 e-tron ranges from 200-210 km/h, depending on the engine variant. The Audi Q8 e-tron's engines offer more power (250-370 kW) and torque (664-973 Nm) compared to the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV (215-350 kW and 565-858 Nm). Both vehicles have a similar 0-100 km/h acceleration time (4.5-6.0 seconds for Audi and 4.5-6.7 seconds for Mercedes-Benz).
The tyre size of the Audi Q8 e-tron is 255/55R19, while the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV features 275/40R21 tyres. The noise levels for both vehicles are comparable, with Audi Q8 e-tron having a range of 66-67 dB and Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV reaching 66-69 dB.
Comparing weight and towing specifications, the Audi Q8 e-tron has a heavier empty weight (2585-2695 kg), while the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is lighter (2430-2600 kg). However, the permissible total weight of the Audi Q8 e-tron (3170-3245 kg) is higher than that of the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV (2975-3195 kg). The Audi Q8 e-tron has a better towing ability for braked trailers (1800 kg) compared to the Mercedes EQE SUV's range (750-1800 kg). Both vehicles have a 750 kg towing capacity for non-braked trailers. With a maximum roof load of 100 kg, the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV surpasses the Audi Q8 e-tron's 75 kg limit. Lastly, the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV has a better maximum towbar load of 100 kg, while the Audi Q8 e-tron can handle 80 kg.
Considering off-road capabilities, the Audi Q8 e-tron surpasses the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV with a maximum incline of 27.00 degrees and a fording ability of 300 meters. The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV provides information on ramp angle, departure angle, and approach angle, depending on the engine variant, ranging from 11.1 to 13.1 degrees, 19.6 to 22.1 degrees, and 16.1 to 17.5 degrees, respectively.
In terms of electric vehicle specifications, the Audi Q8 e-tron outperforms the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV range-wise under WLTP standards (491-600 km vs 476-593 km). The battery capacity of the Audi Q8 e-tron's total range (95-114 kWh) and usable range (89-106 kWh) surpass the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV's 90.6 kWh capacity. Both vehicles have three-phase AC charging capabilities. The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV does have a slightly higher AC charging speed (170 kW) compared to the Audi Q8 e-tron (150 kW). Both EVs come with Type 2 charging ports, Lithium batteries, and CCS fast charging. The charging port positions vary, with Audi having it on the driver side front and Mercedes-Benz on the passenger side rear. Finally, the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV features a heavier 557 kg battery, potentially influencing vehicle handling.