Mercedes-Benz has revealed two new 4Matic all-wheel-drive variants of the all-electric EQA small SUV, one of which will enter Australian showrooms by the end of this year.
The EQA300 won’t be sold locally, but the EQA350 will be, with the former’s dual-motor powertrain producing 168kW/390Nm, while the latter ups the ante to 215kW/520Nm, which is a big upgrade over the previously revealed single-motor EQA250’s 140kW/375Nm.
As a result, the EQA350 sprints from a standstill to 100km/h in six seconds flat, making it 1.7s and 2.9s quicker than the EQA300 and EQA250 respectively. Either way, top speed is 160km/h.
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Like the pioneering EQA250, the EQA300 and EQA350 use a 66.5kWh battery, which provides up to 426km, 426km and 432km of WTLP-certified range respectively.
Conversely, charging times for the EQA250, EQA300 and EQA350 are identical, with a 100kW DC fast-charger able to increase their battery capacity from 10 to 80 per cent in half an hour.
As reported, the EQA250 will launch in Australia in June, although order books are already open, with its price set at $76,800 plus on-road costs.
Local pricing and full specification details for the EQA350 will be released closer to its launch, so stay tuned for more information on the new Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric and Audi Q4 e-tron rival.