The Mercedes EQA family is expanding rapidly.
Before the EQS set new standards for luxury electric sedans last month, Mercedes unveiled the EQA, the electric equivalent to the GLA. At the time, the only variant you could buy was the entry-level EQA 250 with 187 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the front wheels, and a 66.5-kWh battery with over 300 miles of range. Now, Mercedes has expanded the EQA family with two more powerful variants: the EQA 300 4MATIC and EQA 350 4MATIC.
These new variants utilize a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup, with power between the front and rear axles controlled 100 times per second depending on the driving situation.
In the EQA 300 4MATIC, the two motors generate a combined 225 hp and 287 lb-ft of torque, while the more powerful 350 4MATIC is good for 288 hp and 383 lb-ft. 0-60 mph takes 7.7 seconds in the EQA 300 4MATIC and six seconds in the 350 4MATIC. As for range, a 66.5-kWh battery provides a driving range of 306 miles according to the NEDC and between 249-265 miles and 254-268 miles according to WLTP estimates. Another new EQA variant with a "particularly long range" will also be unveiled later this year.
As standard, the the EQA 300 4MATIC and EQA 350 4MATIC are equipped with LED headlights with an adaptive high beam assist, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a power liftgate.
Inside, both models are equipped with ambient lighting featuring 64 colors, luxury seats with four-way adjustable lumbar support, a leather multifunctional steering wheel, a reversing camera, and the latest MBUX infotainment system.
Order books for both models are now open in Germany: the EQA 300 4MATIC retails for 53,500 euros ($64,800), while the 350 4MATIC starts at 56,200 euros ($68,000). Incentives from the German government and Mercedes lower the MSRP to 45,400 euros ($55,000) and 48,500 euros ($58,750) respectively.
Since February, more than 20,000 customers have already ordered an EQA - let's hope its popularity encourages Mercedes to bring the EQA to America to take on the Tesla Model Y.