The Mercedes-Benz EQA is the new entry model to the Mercedes-EQ family of electric models. Equipped with a 188 hp electrical unit and a battery that gives it a range of 426 km, the EQA will hit the market in spring 2021.
After a complete test program with several camouflaged prototypes, we can already see the final appearance of the Mercedes-Benz EQA, the entry model to the Mercedes-EQ range of electric vehicles, where the Mercedes-Benz EQC is also present. The new EQA is manufactured in Rastatt (Germany) and in Beijing (China).
Mercedes-Benz EQA: this is how it is on the outside
From a range point of view, the EQA is the electric equivalent of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, something that is perceived from the outside, when considering the dimensions: at 4.46 meters long, 1.83 meters wide and 1 , 62 meters high, is five centimeters longer; while the width and height are maintained.
On the other hand, it is also possible to appreciate in its body features of its older brother, the EQC. For example, the EQA boasts the Black Panel grille or the light bands front and back. All of this distinctive features of the EQ range. The location of the license plate, which is now on the bumper, has also been moved. The rear, for its part, has lights joined by an optical crossbar that further accentuates the width of the set. Another of the elements that stands out the most are the 20 ” wheels, in two-color or three-color design.
With an aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.28, this section has been very careful. The most important aerodynamic measures include the cooling air regulation system, with a completely closed grille in the upper section, the aerodynamic design of the front apron and rear apron, the particularly smooth underbody of the vehicle, almost completely closed, rims optimized aerodynamics and spoilers harmonized with these components in front of the front and rear wheels.
Mercedes-Benz EQA: this is how it is inside
The EQA cabin welcomes us with all the elements put at the service of electric mobility. Thus, it can include rose gold backlit or decorative elements on the vents, seats and vehicle key. As for the seats, they have a high and upright position, with a rear backrest divided into three modules in a 40:20:40 ratio.
If we talk about the equipment of the Mercedes-Benz EQA, this includes the standard MBUX infotainment system. Thanks to its huge screen, MBUX can be configured to offer a large number of functionalities: Head-up-Display (optional), navigation system with augmented reality (optional) or the possibility of configuring a multitude of car parameters using command commands. voice.
A single release version
The first EQA model that will go on sale in spring 2021 is the EQA 250. This particular model is powered by a 188 hp (140 kW) electric drive and maximum torque of 375 Nm. It consists of a single speed and a traction system that distributes the torque to the front axle (it only has one motor). In this way, it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.9 seconds, while its maximum speed is 160 km / h. If we talk about its consumption, it homologates an average of 15.7 kWh per 100 km, according to the NEDC cycle.
The battery has a capacity of 66.5 kWh, so the EQA offers a range of 426 km. The charging time, in a wallbox or public charging station with alternating current (AC) is 5 hours and 45 minutes. That time is reduced to only 30 minutes if you opt for a recharging system with direct current (DC). Likewise, this EQA, through the app Mercedes me Charge, provides customers with access to the largest network of charging points in the world. It currently includes more than 450,000 charging points with alternating current and direct current in 31 countries.
With regard to safety, the EQA is fully equipped with driver assistance systems. It includes Active Lane Departure Detector and Active Brake Assist. Other extended functions of the Driving Assistance Package include, for example, the turn function, the emergency corridor function, the warning function when leaving the vehicle if cyclists or other vehicles are approaching, and a preventive warning if there is an approach. recognize people in the environment of a crosswalk.