With the EQC, Mercedes showed its plans to compete for the electric car. Now comes the new Mercedes EQA 2021, the company’s first compact electric SUV and one of the most relevant bets of the German manufacturer to adapt to the new market. Available from February and with a renewed design, the Mercedes EQA is one of the electric cars with more arguments to tighten the competition.
The new Mercedes EQA 250 comes with a 140 kW (about 190 hp) electric motor and a 426 kilometers autonomy in WLTP cycle. In the future it will be expanded with new ranges, reaching 268 hp, more than 500 kilometers and four-wheel drive. This is what the new electric Mercedes offers.
Front-wheel drive, 190 hp engine, two 10.25-inch screens
The Mercedes-Benz EQA is an SUV with 4.46 meters long, 1.83 meters wide and 1.62 meters high. For reference, it is slightly longer and taller than the Mercedes GLA, weighing considerably more after reaching 2,040 kg. The boot of the new EQA offers a total capacity of 340 liters, expandable to 1,320 liters when the rear seats are folded down.
For this model, Mercedes has opted for the MFA architecture 2, with front-wheel drive. In the future, other versions will incorporate more power and battery, as well as rear-wheel drive. The lines of the new EQA are recognizable compared to the GLA, but we have a front and rear design with changes. The license plate has changed position, hovering over the bumper, and we have a grill ‘Black Panel calender’ with LED lights, accompanying the headlights with the same technology. Alloy wheels are 18-inches on the base model, with a choice of 20-inch wheels.
The first EQA to hit the market comes with a combined cycle consumption of 15.7 kWh / 100km and a power of 140 kW, equivalent to 190 hp. According to the WLTP cycle, the autonomy will be about 426 kilometers thanks to its 66.5 kWh battery. We have a nominal torque of 375 Nm and a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour. According to technical data, the EQA is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers in about 8.9 seconds.
Mercedes will allow the car to be recharged through 420 V ports or public charging stations with a power of at least 11 kW. In this case, the battery can be completed in less than six hours. While, in 400 V stations the time will be reduced to 30 minutes.
The company includes the ‘Electric Intelligence’ navigation system that calculates the route based on the phases of battery charging. Also to recharge the vehicle, Mercedes offers ‘Me Charge’, with access to 450,000 charging points.
To improve the car’s efficiency, the EQA comes standard with a heat pump to take advantage of waste heat of electric propulsion. Through a mobile application, we can pre-climate the car before starting the engine.
The interior of the car features backlit details, optional leather seats in the ‘Edition 1’ version and two 10.25-inch screens giving access to the MBUX infotainment system. The standard equipment incorporates Active Lane Departure Detector and Active Brake Assist.
Availability and price of the Mercedes EQA 2021
The new Mercedes EQA 2021 will be available to reserve from February, arriving the first models to dealers in Europe during spring. The EQA will be manufactured between Germany and China and will be available in three finishes: the basic model (Progressive), an intermediate model (Electric Art), and the AMG Line.
The official price of the Mercedes EQA 2021 in Germany will be 47.540 euros, which may be lowered by means of the corresponding environmental aid for electric cars.
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