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I have been driving an EQA 250 for 3 weeks now, after a wait of nearly 5 months. So far so good. Driving mostly in D auto & Eco mode and getting using around 16 kwh/100 km
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The Australian version of the EQA gets D-auto? They disabled that on the EQC. I was told it was due to lack of necessary detail in our mapping data. I wonder if that's been improved now and we Aussie EQC owners can also get it.
 

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The Australian version of the EQA gets D-auto? They disabled that on the EQC. I was told it was due to lack of necessary detail in our mapping data. I wonder if that's been improved now and we Aussie EQC owners can also get it.
What I meant was the re-gen mode is on D-Auto and the Dynamic Select is on E. I assume you are talking about the ECO Assist function which I don't think is in my car as well.
 

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seriously great, pkaus.
how are you finding the EQA? I’ve had mine on order since November, dealer says delivery mid June.
interested in your impression.
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Very smooth and quiet and the acceleration is instantaneous with EV. Still getting used to the gear selector being on the right stalk. The base model in Australia has most of the options. I hope yours has them too. It looks like I can get around 400kms with 90% charge. My longest round trip so far is around 250kms - no range anxiety yet. There are lots of videos on Youtube which you can watch to familiarise yourself with the instrument displays/MBUX, etc...Good luck with the wait.
 

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Very smooth and quiet and the acceleration is instantaneous with EV. Still getting used to the gear selector being on the right stalk. The base model in Australia has most of the options. I hope yours has them too. It looks like I can get around 400kms with 90% charge. My longest round trip so far is around 250kms - no range anxiety yet. There are lots of videos on Youtube which you can watch to familiarise yourself with the instrument displays/MBUX, etc...Good luck with the wait.
great thanks for the info…
Mine will be based out of Melbourne.. interested to hear what range you are getting on the highway with Australian conditions (temperatures and 100/110 kms/hr speeds).
 

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Yep, Aus spec EQCs miss out on D-Auto.... we get D-- all the way through to D+, but long hold on either paddle and nothing happens.
If it was a case of mapping data, then a software update should set it right. Did the car you did the test drive in have the feature?
 

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Just found this in another forum....

Finally, a response from MB about my missing D-AUTO
I have finally, a year later, received an answer as to why Australia had D-Auto disabled in EQC400's. MB used 2D maps without "topographical elevations" as they rushed to throw mapping together for Australia. Due to this, the car does not know if it is going uphill or downhill therefore cannot maximize regeneration based on elevation. This has already been fixed in the new EQA models but a retrofit is not immediately planned for the EQC400.
 

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Nope, no Aus EQCs had it, and at that stage EQAs didn't exist, at least not in Aus. I'm not sure whether current Aus EQCs have it.
Looking at the specs of EQCs currently available on MB website, I think they have it. D-auto takes the stress out of trying to maximise re-generation.
 

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Looking at the specs of EQCs currently available on MB website, I think they have it. D-auto takes the stress out of trying to maximise re-generation.
How can you tell? I might have missed something, but the specs now look pretty pretty much as I remember them.
I've not been too stressed. Around these parts most of my driving is done with the cruise control engaged so the paddle reg-gen settings are ignored. The rest of the time I tend to stick to D-- and sometimes D+ with the speed limiter engaged. Over 11,000 km I've averaged 21.2 kWh/100km, pretty much bang on the claimed 21.4, so even without stressing, it seems to be doing well.
 
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