The Mercedes EQA has been revealed as the German brand’s smallest electric SUV. The new Mercedes EQA is a rival for BMW iX3, VW ID.4 and Tesla Model Y. The EQA 250 will be available in Germany at prices from 47,540 euros. Based on the net list price of 39,950 euros, customers can avail themselves of the environmental bonus of 6000 euros offered by the federal government and 3000 euros from Mercedes-Benz as the manufacturer.
The EQA is being launched as the EQA 250 (combined electrical consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) with 140 kW and a range according to NEDC of 486 kilometres.
The „double-decker” lithium-ion battery, which sits as a structural element within the underbody of the vehicle, has an energy content of 66.5 kWh. In order to meet the high standard of noise and vibration comfort that is such a hallmark of the brand, complex measures have been taken to isolate the electric powertrain from the chassis and body. Numerous damping measures enhance this effect.
Further variants to meet specific customer requirements will follow. These will include on the one hand a series of even more athletic all-wheel-drive models with an additional electric powertrain (eATS) and an output of 200 kW or more, and on the other hand a version with a range of more than 500 kilometres (WLTP).
Taking the robust structure of the GLA as the basis, the body of the EQA was adapted to meet the particular demands that face an electric car. The battery sits within a specially developed frame made out of extruded sections. This fulfils structural tasks. A battery guard in the front area of the battery is able to protect the energy storage unit from being pierced by foreign objects, and thus also prevent consequential damages. Naturally the EQA also had to go through the brand’s normal and very thorough crash test programme. Stringent requirements for the battery and all components carrying electrical current also apply.
Electro-aesthetics of the design signalise Progressive Luxury:
The EQA comes with the typical Mercedes-EQ front-end design: a „Black Panel” radiator grille with central star. A further distinctive design feature of the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles is the continuous light strip at front and rear: a horizontal fibre-optic strip connects the daytime running lights of the full-LED headlamps, ensuring a high level of recognisability both in daylight and at night. The inside of the headlamps is finished to a high level of quality, detail and precision. Also typical of Mercedes-EQ are the blue strips in the headlamps. The LED tail lamps merge seamlessly into the tapered LED light strip, giving the car a special look of its own from the rear, too.
A well equipped entry point of Mercedes EQA:
The standard specification of the EQA includes such features as LED High Performance headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, the EASY-PACK tailgate with electrically operated opening and closing, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, ambient lighting with 64 colours, a double cup holder, luxury seats with four-way adjustable lumbar support, a reversing camera for added convenience and a better overview when manoeuvring, and a multifunction sports steering wheel in leather. Also included as standard are the intuitively operated infotainment system MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) and the Navigation with Electric Intelligence system. The new model can be personalised with the two design and equipment lines Electric Art and AMG Line, as well as with the Night Package.
Technical data EQA 250:
- Model Asynchronous motor
- Rated output kW 140
- Rated torque Nm 375
- Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 8.9
- Top speed10 km/h 160
- Battery capacity, usable (NEDC) kWh 66.5
- Combined fuel consumption (NEDC) 11 kWh/100 km 15.7
- NEDC range km 486
- Charging time at wallbox or at public charging stations (AC charging) h 5:45 (The charging times are for a 10-100% full charge at a wallbox or public charging station (AC connection with at least 11 kW, 16 A per phase)
- Charging time at rapid-charging station (DC) min 30 (The charging times are for 10-80% full charge at a DC rapid charging station with a supply voltage of 400 V, current at least 300 A)
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