Mercedes presented two all-wheel drive variations of the Mercedes EQA electric car

Mercedes presented two all-wheel drive variations of the Mercedes EQA electric car

May 9, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The German company is expanding its Mercedes EQA range with two new variants that open up all-wheel drive in a new zero-emission compact SUV.

Those who are interested in the new Mercedes EQA will be delighted: the German company has officially announced the opening of an order book for the two most powerful variations, which offer not only additional power, but also the availability of 4MATIC all-wheel drive thanks to a second electric motor mounted on the rear axle. A system that changes the way a compact electric SUV works.

The new variations of the EQA 300 4MATIC and EQA 350 4MATIC are already equipped with a second electric motor, which is located on the rear axle and provides rear-wheel drive in most cases, but in situations with poor traction or when the accelerator pedal is pressed more than necessary, the front power unit is activated and four-wheel drive.

The solution by which Mercedes will reduce the energy consumption of the battery that is installed between the axles, thanks to the 4MATIC system, which intelligently and continuously controls the recoil between the two axles up to 100 times per second, will not affect the cargo space in the luggage compartment. It maintains a minimum volume of 340 liters in standard condition and 1,320 liters with the rear seats folded down – the same performance as the front-wheel drive Mercedes EQA 250.

The first copies of the two new variants will arrive in Germany in July, and later in other car markets, which will also bring the necessary innovation to the model range: thanks to the all-wheel drive, both offer a towing capability, which in the EQA 250 has increased from 750 to 1,800 kilograms.

Mercedes EQ has also worked on the battery, making it more efficient. With a useful performance of 66.5 kWh, consumption has been reduced compared to the single-engine variant, which also slightly extended the maximum range to 432 km. In addition, thanks to the built-in charger with a maximum charger with an output of 113 kW at 80% constant current, the battery can be charged in half an hour and in 5.75 hours with a wall charger.