Based on the Mercedes GLA, the new electric Mercedes EQA arrives as the entry model that inaugurates a whole family of ‘zero emissions’ cars that will be known by the initials EQ. With a dynamic design in a compact SUV format, it is officially launched under the name EQA 250.
The EQA 250 will be followed by other versions that will make up a complete range of this electric SUV. That is why the brand anticipates that in the most equipped variants, the range of autonomy is around 500 kilometers. For this, is that the entry model, the range is about 426 km calculated in the WLTP cycle.
In terms of design, it took the Mercedes GLA bodywork differing in some details that distinguish it as a ‘zero emissions’ vehicle. The front grille on the EQA is a black panel that is integrated with new LED headlights and the brand’s insignia in the center.
Mercedes EQA Features
New details of its exterior aesthetics can be seen in its rear part, with a more rounded and integral shape than in the GLA, featuring a light signature that is connected by a light strip that passes through the trunk door. The design of the 18-inch alloy wheels is also new.
An element that will characterize the Mercedes-Benz EQ electric line will be the blue LED lighting, which in the case of the EQA 250 was applied to the headlights on the outside, and the interior in the ambient light that is projected from various parts from the cabin.
Just looking inside, depending on the equipment line, you can include a backlit trim element and other exclusive details such as rose gold decorations. The Edition 1 model has perforated leather seats through which you can see the upholstery with blue fabric in the background.
On the front panel of the EQA 250 a double digital screen of 10.25 inches each section was installed, in which the instrument panel and the multimedia center are integrated. Although it is only an option because the basic models come standard with two 7-inch screens for these respective functions.
On the systems and technological applications, we will begin to talk about MBUX with intuitive operation and navigation system with electric intelligence, which was installed in the new electric SUV. It also allows you to configure the climate control before entering the vehicle using the Mercedes me application.
The driving assistance package includes the usual features, and Mercedes says it added enhanced features such as turn maneuvering, emergency corridor, exit warning, and cyclist alert. The ECO Assist allows relaxed driving with the help of the Distronic system.
Mercedes EQA Engine
The brand reported that the new Mercedes EQA 250 has an electric motor that produces 187 horsepower and 375 Nm of torque, and the unit is powered by a 66.5 kWh battery pack bringing power to the front axle. With 426 kilometers of autonomy.
With the promise of future more capable versions, a propulsion system of more than 285 horsepower will be offered, a model that would reach the aforementioned 500 kilometers of autonomy. That will also include front-wheel-drive or four-wheel drive options, which will add a motor for the rear axle.
Driving in the electric SUV is enhanced by systematic isolation of the powertrain from the chassis and body for a high level of comfort, which reduces vibration noise. The suspension comes with spring steel springs and adaptive dampers are offered as an option.
For charging, the vehicle has onboard an 11 kW charger that can be charged with a maximum power of 100 kW in a fast DC station. Using this method, the EQA can reach an 80% charge in 30 minutes. Connected to Mercedes me Charge, you will be able to access a network of 450,000 points in 31 countries.
The Mercedes EQA, electric brother of the GLA, will begin to be marketed in the old continent in the middle of the year. The first market will be Germany where prices will start at 34,540 euros, and taking into account what the brand said, we will expect a series of premieres of its electric line.