Mercedes Benz is committed to expanding their pure electric portfolio. While we already have the EQS and EQC, we now have some additional members at the lower end of the spectrum the EQA.
Mercedes-Benz introduced two more members in its all-electric compact SUV family: the EQA 300 4MATIC with 168 kW and the EQA 350 4MATIC with 215 kW. Both have a combined power consumption of 15.8 kWh/100 km and, as expected, give out CO2 emissions of 0g/km. On an average the two all-wheel drive models provide a range of nearly 430km.
Following the already successful launch of the EQA 250 with 140 kW and front-wheel drive, the addition of two more variants seems exciting. The EQA 300 4MATIC is priced at €53,538.10 and EQA 350 4MATIC is priced at €56,538.60. However, Mercedes-Benz and the German federal government in support of electric mobility have seem to have agreed on a deal therefore, the prices scoop down to €45,515.10 for the EQA 300 4MATIC and €48,515.60 for EQA 350 4MATIC.
Let’s talk about some of the standard equipment that Mercedes-Benz provides us with the cars - LED High Performance headlamps with Adaptive High beam Assist, EASY-PACK tailgate with automatic opening and closing, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, ambient lighting with up to 64 colours, luxury seats with four-way adjustable lumbar support and a multifunction sports steering wheel. Also included as standard are the MBUX infotainment system, Navigation with Electrical Intelligence system and a 360° rear view camera.
Mercedes-Benz provides an electric powertrain (eATS) at the rear axle with a newly developed motor which is extremely compact in design. The Mercedes-EQ philosophy is ‘to optimize consumption by using the rear electric motor as often as possible while the asynchronous motor at the front axle generates only minimal drag losses in partial-load operation’.
|EQA 300 4MATIC||EQA 350 4MATIC|
|Drive System Layout||All-wheel||All-wheel|
|Battery energy content, usable||kW/h||66.5||66.5|
|Max charging capacity, DC||kW||100||100|
|Charging time 10%-80%||Min||30||30|
Mercedes-Benz seem to have come up with a good alternative to the Mercedes GLA, in a more environmentally friendly version. The GLA has tasted a fair bit of success in the Indian market. How well do you think these cars will perform in the Indian market? Let us know in the comments section below.