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News Twin-motor AWD Mercedes EQA Launches

Twin-motor AWD Mercedes EQA Launches

EQA gets AWD

  • Still not for us, EQA gets AWD and two motors

  • Longer range EQA set for later this year


Mercedes-Benz has already expanded the EQA lineup. The electric crossover is adding two new all-wheel drive versions, offering up to a 432 km range. A longer-range version is expected to arrive later in the year, while the AWD models are available for order in Europe now.

The Mercedes-Benz EQA is the entry into the brand’s new line of EVs, based on the standard GLA crossover but with a host of changes including the electric powertrain. Mercedes says it has already taken more than 20,000 orders since the two-wheel drive EQA 250 launched in February, and is expecting more orders with the new models.

The first is the EQA 300 4Matic, with 225 hp combined from its two motors. The 66.5 kWh (usable) is shared with both it and the EQA 350 4Matic, which makes 288 hp from its two motors. Both are rated for the same consumption level and that means a WLTP estimated range of 409-432 km.

One year of Mercedes me Charge is included, giving owners a discounted rate on fast-charging using the European Ionity network. German customers can also get a 300 euro voucher to rent a larger gas or diesel vehicle for vacations or moving as well as discounted car-sharing services and other Benz store discounts.

Mercedes-Benz didn’t say what exactly would be on the table when the new longer range model arrives later this year, saying just that it would be “a version with particularly long range.” Based on these two models, something over 500 km seems likely using a larger battery pack.

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