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    The Mercedes-Benz EQA’s base grade has received a range boost and minor equipment updates, resulting in a price increase for the brand’s cheapest electric vehicle.

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated EQA and EQB siblings in August last year with the subtle changes including a revised black grille and front bumper, plus new tail lights.

    They’re arriving in showrooms this week.

    The brand’s Australian division has opted to replace the EQA 250 with the new EQA 250+, which adds a larger battery for greater driving range. However, no such upgrade has come the way of the more expensive dual-motor EQA 350 4Matic.

    Priced from $84,900 before on-road costs, the EQA 250+ is $2600 more than the EQA 250 it replaces, however the previously optional $2269 AMG-Line package is now standard.

    It also represents an increase of $8100 compared to the entry price of the EQA when it first went on sale locally in 2020.

    As the EQA 350 4Matic has only undergone a minor visual tweak, its price increase has been limited to $321, now starting from $102,900 before on-road costs.  

    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA is due in Australian showrooms this week.

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    2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+$84,900 (+$2600 over EQA 250)
    2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA 350 4Matic$102,900 (+$321)

    Prices exclude on-road costs.


    The Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ scores a 10Nm torque increase compared to the pre-facelift model, with its electric motor now delivering 140kW of power and 385Nm of torque to the front wheels.

    The all-wheel drive EQA 350’s 215kW and 520Nm outputs are unchanged, as is its claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.0 seconds.


    While the EQA 350 retains its 66.5kWh battery pack, the EQA 250+ is fitted with a larger 70.5kWh battery, unlocking 496km to 560km of driving range on the WLTP lab test cycle – a significant gain over the 426km figure for the outgoing EQA 250.

    No changes have been made to the EQA 350’s claimed 412km to 459km driving range figure.


    The Mercedes-Benz EQA measures 4463mm long, 1834mm wide and 1619mm tall, riding on a 2729mm wheelbase.

    Though Mercedes-Benz is yet to disclose storage space details, the pre-facelift EQA could hold up to 340L in its boot with the rear seats up, increasing to 1320L when folded.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 25,000km, whichever comes first.

    Mercedes-Benz hasn’t announced service pricing for the updated EQA, but the current model is available with three-, four- and five-year pre-paid service plans priced at $1895, $2615 and $3165 respectively.


    The Mercedes-Benz EQA received 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.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Nine airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Traffic sign monitoring
    • Reversing camera
    • Safe exit warning
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Auto-dip rear-view mirror
    • eCall system
    • Surround-view camera

    Standard Equipment

    There are two members of the local EQA range.

    The Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ is fitted as standard with:

    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • AMG-Line exterior styling
    • LED headlights
    • Adaptive high-beam
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Adjustable dampers
    • Nappa leather steering wheel with haptic controls
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with updated MBUX operating system)
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Wireless smartphone charging
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Augmented reality satellite navigation
    • Heated and power-adjustable front sports seats with four-way lumbar support
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • Wireless phone charging
    • 64-colour adjustable ambient lighting
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Three-year Chargefox subscription

    The EQA 350 gains:

    • Burmester 3D surround sound system
    • Head-up display
    • MBUX gesture functions
    • Guard 360° vehicle protection
    • Active steering assist
    • Route-based speed adaptation
    • Extended automatic restart in traffic

    All models come with Mercedes me Charge functionality. This allows you to use the satellite navigation to calculate a route that takes into account charging needs.

    The infotainment system will display Chargefox chargers (and will expand to include other providers in 2025), and authentication can be managed via the touchscreen or via the Mercedes me smartphone app.

    Users can view the specific cost per kilowatt-hour or per minute, as well as an estimate of the total charging cost, using the touchscreen or the smartphone app.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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