Mercedes expands EQA electric crossover line-up with high-power AWD versions
Mercedes’ new EQA electric crossover is now available in high-power all-wheel drive versions, expanding the family further.
Based on the GLA, the EQA launched in February as the smallest model in the carmaker’s EV line-up, sitting under the EQC and the EQV MPV.
Initially available in a £43,495 EQA 250 model with 190hp and 375Nm of torque, the EQA is now offered in 300 4Matic and 350 4Matic variants.
Both use a dual-motor all-wheel drive set-up; the 300 4Matic has 228hp and 390Nm of torque, giving a 0-62mph time of 7.7 seconds, while the 350 4Matic has 292hp and 520Nm of torque, along with a 0-62mph time of 6.0 seconds. The duo have a top speed of 99mph.
The newcomers feature a 66.5kWh battery, giving a range of up 264 miles, depending on equipment level. Charging can be carried out at up to 100kW DC, giving a 10-80% charge in 30 minutes.
Three trim levels are available: AMG Line, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium Plus. Prices range from £48,495 to £54,495 for the 300 4Matic and £49,995 to £55,995 for the 350 4 Matic.
The two models also get access as standard to the Mercedes me Charge programme for three years, including discounted Ionity rapid-charging for one year.
The AMG Line model brings bespoke bodystyling, 18-inch AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels, black panel radiator grille with twin-blade design in chrome and illuminated door sills with ‘EQA’ lettering.
The AMG Line Premium model line is a £3,000 step up and includes 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke alloy wheels, electrically-operated panoramic glass sunroof, Keyless-Go Comfort package, augmented reality navigation system, advanced sound system and wireless charging for compatible smartphones.
Rising to the Premium Plus package costs an additional £6,000 and adds in 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels’ Parking package with 360-degree camera, electrically adjustable damping suspension with speed-sensitive steering, Burmester Surround Sound System, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, head-up display and MBUX Interior Assistant with gesture control.
First deliveries start from summer 2021.