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The EQ sub-brand add the Mercedes EQA 300 4MATIC and more powerful EQA 350 4MATIC variants to the portfolio.

Mercedes EQA 300 4MATIC and EQA 350 4MATIC

The Mercedes-EQ range of fully electric luxury cars has expanded to include two new all-wheel drive additions in the EQA line-up. Initially introduced as the “250” front-wheel drive version with 190 hp, the portfolio now expands to offer a choice of two more powerful all-wheel drive versions, with an asynchronous motor at the front and a permanently excited synchronous the rear. Both are powered by high-voltage battery packs with an energy capacity of 66.5 kWh.

The Mercedes EQA 300 4MATIC serves up 168 kW (228 hp) and 390 Nm of torque; figures comparable to a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol or older V6 engines.

The more powerful Mercedes EQA 350 4MATIC, meanwhile, offers a more potent 215 kW (292 hp) and 520 Nm of torque. This is the powertrain that was introduced in the EQA’s larger sibling, the EQB, and should see itself in more models soon.

Both models will have equipment levels with cutting-edge features and the latest MBUX interface for connectivity and info-tainment.

The news doesn’t stop there. There is more news of the flagship electric SUV model, the Mercedes EQG, that has also been circulating on the interweb. The silhouette is identical with the styling instantly recognizable as well. Expect a revised front end with a family face-like starry grille and similar detail on the rear door to set it apart from the conventional G-Wagen. There is no real news of power output or powertrain details we sort of know what to expect from the big thing. With the EQG 560 and EQG 580 names trademarked already, there is more than some indication. It’s expected to be introduced next year. The EQS 580 4MATIC is already out and makes 523 hp and 855 Nm – numbers definitely suitable to what is going to be a rather heavy EQG 580. A 100-kWh-plus battery pack is a given for an expected range of over 600 km.

The news from Car Magazine UK earlier spoke of a GLR, or more likely EQR – a revived R-Class seven-seater reimagined as an SUV – with a much larger battery pack and longer range and with more than 1,000 hp on tap.

There is a lot of news coming and the EQ range is only just beginning. An AMG EQE Saloon? Looks like it’s in the pipeline, too.

 

About the author: Jim Gorde

 

Automotive Correspondent at Car India and Bike India.
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