Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level electric vehicle range has expanded, with a new EQA 350 flagship now in Australian showrooms.

    The EQA now has a two-model range, with a choice of single-motor front-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrains.

    Across the showroom floor is the more spacious EQB, which shares the EQA’s platform but offers up to three rows of seating. Both are based on combustion-powered Mercedes-Benz models – the GLA and GLB, respectively – and rival the likes of the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

    Mercedes-Benz has sold 465 EQAs to the end of July, enough to push it past even combustion-powered small SUVs like the Audi Q2 (349) and BMW X2 (313).


    • 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250: $78,513
    • 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA 350: $96,900

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 uses a single-motor, front-wheel drive powertrain with 140kW of power and 375Nm of torque. It has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 8.9 seconds.

    The EQA 350 uses a dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain with 215kW and 520Nm. Its 0-100km/h time is 6.0 seconds.

    Both models feature a 66.5kWh battery.


    The EQA 250 has a claimed range of 426km on the stricter WLTP test cycle, while the EQA 350 has 400km of range.

    Mercedes-Benz claims energy consumption of 16.2kWh/100km in the EQA 250 and 17.1kWh/100km in the EQA 350.


    The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA measures 4463mm long, 1834mm wide and 1620mm tall, with a 2729mm wheelbase.

    Boot space is 340L, down 95L on what’s on offer in the petrol-powered GLA200 and GLA250.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA range is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 25,000km, whichever comes first, and Mercedes-Benz offers three-, four- and five-year service plans.

    These are priced at $1600, $2200 and $2650, respectively.


    The Mercedes-Benz EQA has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted in 2019.

    It received an adult occupant protection rating of 97 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 92 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 81 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 77 per cent.

    Atop the standard nine airbags, safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Traffic sign monitoring
    • Reversing camera
    • Safe exit warning
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go

    Standard Equipment

    The EQA 250 comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • LED headlights
    • Adaptive high-beam
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Adjustable dampers
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Satellite navigation
    • Heated front seats
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
    • Hands-free power tailgate

    Two packages are optional on the EQA 250 and standard on the EQA 350.

    The optional Vision Package adds a panoramic sunroof and the Parking Package with a surround-view camera, while the AMG Line Sports package adds:

    • Unique grille and front apron with air curtains
    • Backlit interior trim
    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Artico leatherette and Dinamic microfibre upholstery
    • Front sports seats
    • Stainless steel pedals
    • Nappa leather-wrapped, flat-bottomed steering wheel

    The EQA 350 can also be specified with the Edition 1 package ($3900), which adds:

    • 20-inch matte copper-finish alloy wheels
    • Black roof rails and mirror housings
    • Neva Grey leather upholstery
    • Blue stitching details
    • Illuminated sill panels

    Standalone options include:

    • Ventilated front seats
    • Power front seats with memory
    • Mercedes-Benz Wallbox
    • Open-pore wood trim


    Polar White and Night Black are the two standard colours, with the following metallic finishes a $1146 option:

    • Denim Blue
    • Rosé Gold (not available with Edition 1 package)
    • Digital White
    • Iridium Silver
    • Mountain Grey
    • Cosmos Black

    There’s also Designo Mountain Grey Magno, which costs $2539.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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