Two years ago, the sub-brand of Mercedes Electric car, EQ gave us the mid-sized Mercedes Benz EQC SUV, and now, the company is launching its brand new all-electric Mercedes Benz EQA compact SUV by May of 2022. This Battery Electric Vehicle is very much related to the Mercedes Benz GLA vehicle with plenty of changes and it is the least expensive among the other cars in the EQ range. This pure electric SUV comes in three variants- Mercedes Benz EQA 250, EQA 300 4MATIC, and EQA 350 4MATIC, then the BMW IX3 and VW ID.4 are considered as the alternatives of Mercedes Benz EQA that costs around £49,995.
Exterior Of Mercedes Benz EQA
This Mercedes Benz EQA model weighs 2040kg with a length of 1620mm, a width of 4463mm, and a height of 2020mm. The color variants are of full-scale like Solid- Night Black, Solid- Polar White, Metallic Cosmos Black, Metallic Denim Black, Metallic Digital White, Metallic Liridium Silver, Metallic Mountain Grey, Metallic Rose Gold, Designo metallic – Patagonua red, Designo matte Mountain grey in which the leading two are for free and others wage charges.
The black panel radiator grille along with softer lines is different from the other EVs in the A-class. The smooth exterior infrastructure and progressive body styling help to reduce drag. Daytime running lights, front fog lights, 3rd brake light, front and rear LED light band is the elements of the lighting system inclusive of LED High-performance headlamps with adaptive high beam assist to illuminate the darker roads. The heat-insulating, privacy glass; polished aluminum roof rails, and 18 inches, 5 spoke light alloy wheels combined with the Summer tires are the other key features that certify that it is all-electric. The Premium and Premium Plus pack brings a movable panoramic glass sunroof, wireless smartphone charging, and an ahead display.
Interior Of Mercedes Benz EQA
The inner cabin comes with the basic classy look and layout, still, it is impressive to look at as other cars in the brand’s array. This classy look is endowed by the colored stitching on seats and extra carbon-fiber effect trim that associates with a cozy impression rendered by the high-quality components like soft dash and doors, Nappa leather on steering wheel, the Artico Faux leather on upholstery, Veloor floor mats, and the black fabric roof lining. The eye-catching interior design is featured with nice materials on the dashboard and doors with high quality, but several testimonies noted that some soft-touch materials are with lower-grade plastics.
Infotainment Of Mercedes Benz EQA
The unique feature about it is the infotainment display, in which the driver’s display is dichotomized with a 10-inch screen that controls the infotainment, and thus looks like a single widescreen as in Mercedes A-class. The infotainment system with keen graphics and quick response uses all-new software and it can be handled by a quick responsive touch screen, a touchpad, shortcut buttons on the steering, voice command, or by a trackpad. We can operate this suitably built trackpad easily even when driving.
We can upgrade the Sat-nav to ‘augmented reality to get a seamless cruise by getting precise directions. DAB Digital radio comes along with MBUX Multimedia system with 10” Digital instrument cluster and 10” media display with touchscreen. Access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are the basic amenities in all Mercedes Benz EQA variants with a 9 speaker audio system. But, the Premium version has an additional speaker to mix and the Premium Plus variant possesses a top-of-the-range Burmester to surround system with 12 speakers and 9590-watt total output.
Other Features Of Mercedes Benz EQA
In fact, the inner compartment is in agreement with the A-class or GLA, but the electric-orientated dials help to classify it as Mercedes Benz EQA. The diffusive mood lighting with a scheme of 64 colors, and sunlight and air circulation given by the sunroof light up the cabin. Smartwatch connectivity, Power- nap feature while in parking areas, climate control, heated front seats, and wireless smartphone charging pad are the other sublime features.
The boot space is 340-343 liters when the seats are up and 1320 liters when down. To provide room for battery, there’s not much space, making the rear seat passengers uncomfortable and the raised floor will be inconvenient to taller passengers. The central compartment between the front seats, two cup holders, and a sizeable glovebox add up the storage in the car.
Battery, Range, And Charge Of Mercedes Benz EQA
The motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery which is only available in one battery size of 66.5 kWh. It is a fairly high unit of capacity with a maximum charge rate of 110KW. The company claims a reasonable range of 280 – 283 miles on a single charge itself, even though, it manages a few more miles than Mercedes Benz EQC which is much bigger and more expensive. But, it is tested to be 200 miles in the versions equipped with Premium and Premium Plus trim levels. The range can fluctuate due to weather inclinations, driving style, vehicle load, etc., still, the range is not good as hoped. The Volvo XC40 P8 also run-up to this claimed range. Using an 11 kW board charger (wall box), the 66.5 kW battery could charge from 10% to 100% by taking up to 6 hours whereas, the 100kW public fast charger rapidly surges the charge from 10% to 80% in 30 minutes. Plugging into the three-pin socket at home needs about 22 hours to get a full charge, but in such a case, a 7kW wall box can cut this down to 9.5 hours.
Engine And Performance Of Mercedes Benz EQS
EQS 250 is a front-wheel-drive model that makes use of a single electric motor mounted under the bonnet, thus only driving the front wheels. As it uses a 190hp motor for the front-wheel drive, its keen performance matches with the efficiency of the GLA 280 petrol-powered car. The front axle produces 187 bhp and 375 Nm of torque with a top speed limited to 99 mph. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 8.9 seconds. The four-wheel-drive Mercedes Benz EQA 300 has a motor on both sides that produces 225 bhp and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 7.7 seconds, hence it is swifter to overtake. EQA 580 4MATIC has a total output of 288 bhp and speeds up from 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds. If the customer needs full-drive or more power, then the twin motor versions with 225 bhp and 288 bhp with the same battery are available.
The refinement, comfort, and smart response are impressive about it when combined with an excellent feature of an energy recuperation system handled through paddles behind the steering wheel. The five modest levels of regenerative braking- D, D+, D Auto, D-, D- – enables smooth drive mostly with one pedal and the light steering wheel to help in a flawless cruise through towns.
Price Of Mercedes Benz EQA
Mercedes announced that it’s brand new electric car, Mercedes Benz EQA will cost an On – road price of £ 45, 645. Currently, the product is available in countries like the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Germany. In the United Kingdom, EQA wages around £43,495, and in the Netherlands, £49,995. However, Mercedes Benz EQA is available in Germany with a medial cost of £47,541.