Following the unveiling of the EQA last month, Mercedes’ chief operating officer told Autocar “an electrical platform in the direction of AMG is coming.” That’s pretty vague, but Markus Schäfer went on to say there will be “performance variants of the EQA, B, S, [and] E.”
Little is known about them at this point, but the EQA 250 features a 66.5 kWh battery that powers a front-mounted electric motor that develops 188 hp (140 kW / 190 PS) and 277 lb-ft (375 Nm) of torque.
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45
When the crossover was introduced in January, Mercedes confirmed plans for a “series of even more athletic all-wheel drive models” with an extra motor out back. The company said these variants would have an output of 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS) or more.
How much more is the big question as the GLA 45 has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 382 hp (285 kW / 387 PS) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque. Even the ‘mild’ GLA 35 boasts 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.
While it will likely be awhile before we see the various electric AMGs, rumors have indicated the upcoming EQS variant could have more than 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS).