Review – Mercedes-Benz 350 4MATIC (2022)
Mercedes-Benz 350 4MATIC
The EQA came on the market in 2021, as a 190 hp EQA 250 . You can now also opt for the EQA 300 4MATIC and 350 4MATIC. These models not only have more power, but also four-wheel drive. What about the power? The 300 has 228 hp and 390 Nm and in the 350 the electric motors on the front and rear axle together provide 292 hp and 520 Nm.
Very fast SUV
So quite a lot of power. The EQA 350 that we are testing can therefore reach 100 km/h in just 6 seconds. Thanks to the immediately available torque, it flies off the line. Especially the first few meters you will be pushed into your seat. Impressive, for a car that weighs 2,105 kilograms. The top speed is less impressive — but also less important in our country — namely 160 km/h.
The EQA may be a big boy, so you hardly notice it while driving (in a straight line). You can win a lot of traffic light sprints with the 350 4MATIC, but more importantly: you can travel comfortably from A to B. The electric powertrain provides smooth and linear acceleration. In addition, a lot of insulation material has been used, making it very quiet in the car. Even on the highway you hardly suffer from rolling noise or wind noise. If you are looking for a comfortable SUV, the EQA is the right place for you.
Range EQA 350
But what about the range? The EQA contains a battery pack with a capacity of 66.5 kWh. The front-wheel drive EQA 250 will travel 426 kilometers on paper. The range of the EQA 300 4MATIC is 400-424 km and of the EQA 350 4MATIC 409-430 km. Remarkably, the strongest variant therefore kicks the furthest. It doesn’t make much difference, but you certainly don’t have to hand in anything. During our test we get about 350 kilometers on a full battery. In practice, of course, the range depends on the outside temperature, driving speed, driving behavior and many other factors.
How fast can a Mercedes-Benz EQA fast charge?
All variants of the Mercedes-Benz EQA can quickly charge up to 100 kW. With a fast charging station — with the right power — the battery pack is back at 80% in 30 minutes. The charging time at a wallbox or public charging station (11 kW) amounts to 5 hours and 45 minutes from 10 to 100 percent. The Germans provide the car with a heat pump as standard, which can heat the interior extra efficiently. This is very nice and useful, especially in winter, because then the range does not collapse as soon as you switch on the heating.
The EQA was not built from the ground up as a fully electric car. Mercedes-Benz has chosen the new GLA as the basis for the EQA. Just like the EQB and EQC are based on the — you guessed it — the GLB and GLC. The wheelbase of the EQA is 2,729 mm equal to that of the GLA, but because the bumper is slightly different, the EQA is a few millimeters shorter than the GLA.
Mercedes-Benz has slightly changed the design of the EQA compared to the GLA. It got an EQ makeover. The headlights are connected by an LED strip and run up to the grille, which is closed. A light bar runs at the back and the license plate is no longer on the tailgate — as on the GLA — but in the rear bumper. Furthermore, you will of course encounter blue accents and EQ badges everywhere.
Unfortunately, we do not come across the MBUX Hyperscreen in the interior, which we know from the EQS that we recently tested . That does not alter the fact that the EQA offers a pleasant workplace. The MBUX infotainment system is simply present, only on a smaller screen. It is at least as pleasant to operate and responds very quickly.
High-quality materials have been used in the interior and the whole looks classic and modern at the same time. There is no shortage of mood lighting. The interior lights up as soon as it gets dark outside. You can choose all the colors of the rainbow via the screen. Even the turbine-shaped ventilation grilles are illuminated.
Prices Mercedes-Benz EQA
You can drive the Mercedes-Benz EQA from 52,899 euros. You then get the 190 hp EQA 250 . For the 228 hp EQA 300 4MATIC you pay 60,764 euros. The EQA 350 4MATIC that we have tested has a price tag of 63,184 euros. However, the price quickly increases when you start with the options list. Our test car is equipped with nice extras, such as a panoramic sliding roof (1,415 euros), Burmester sound system (792 euros) and a driving assistance package (1,730 euros), bringing the total price to 71,019 euros.