Mercedes has launched two new four-wheel drive electric powertrains for the EQA, called 300 4MATIC and 350 4MATIC. They join the crossover’s existing front-wheel drive EQA 250 variant, with prices starting from £48,495 and £49,995 respectively.
Underneath, the two new EQA models are both powered by a 66.5kWh battery pack and both feature an electric motor on each axle. The only major difference between the two variants is the level of performance they offer.
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The EQA 300 4MATIC develops 225bhp and 390Nm of torque, which Mercedes says is enough for a 0–62mph time of 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 99mph.
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The EQA 350 4MATIC develops 288bhp and 520Nm of torque, which slashes the SUV’s 0–62mph time to six seconds flat. top speed is unchanged, at 99mph.
Despite the extra performance, Mercedes also claims that the extra electric motor has slightly improved the EQA’s maximum driving range. Both new variants can cover between 255 and 264 miles between charges, depending on the specification. For comparison, the EQA 250 will cover between 250 and 263 miles.
As the 66.5kWh battery pack is the same unit found in the entry-level EQA, charge times for these new, much more powerful variants are also unchanged. Both will recover an 80 percent recharge in 30 minutes when connected to a 100kW DC rapid charger.