The new Mercedes EQA electric SUV is here. Official data and photos

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Mercedes sends into the premium electric segment a brand-new ace. It is the compact EQA that the German car maker describes as an electric athlete.

The new Mercedes EQA features a back panel front grille with the three-pointed star in the center. The continuous fiber-optic light strip at the front and rear end represents the key element of the Mercedes-EQ range. In order to make the model perfectly identifiable, the experts decided on relocating the lisence plate into the bumper.

The new Mercedes EQA

The car comes with light-alloy wheels in a bi- or tri-color design with sizes up to 20 inches. A rose gold-colored on ventilation outlets, seats and vehicle key or blue decorative trim are also available. The Edition 1 will feature perforated leather seats with blue fabric.

Mercedes promises the driver an SUV-typical high and upright seating position and good all-round visibility.

The new Mercedes EQA benefits from better range due to low drag coefficient

The new EQA boasts a Cd value of 0.28. the completely closed cooling air control system in the upper section, the aerodynamically efficient front and rear aprons, the almost completely enclosed underbody, the Aero wheels and wheel spoilers go a long way for the very low drag coefficient.

The new Mercedes EQA

Mercedes equipped the new EV with a highly intelligent thermal management system. It reuses the heat from the electric drive system and is configured for top efficiency, thus maximizing range. The driver will also have the possibility to set the pre-entry climate control prior to starting, straight via the MBUX infotainment system or via the Mercedes me App.

As previously teased by Mercedes, the EQA will benefit from the presence of the Navigation with Electric Intelligence. The technology calculates the fastest route to the destination, considering charging stops, topography and weather.

The MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system is standard equipment. Drivers can activate it by simply saying “Hey Mercedes”. The tile layout of the display can also show charging options, electrical consumption and energy flow.

The figures of the new Mercedes EQA

The launch variant is the EQA 250 with 140 kW and 375 Nm of torque. The car can run from a standstill to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 km/h. This was the variant that the Auto motor und sport has already reviewed, ahead of the official reveal.

A “double-decker” lithium-ion battery of with a capacity of 66.5 kWh provides it with a range of 486 kilometers according to the NEDC testing cycle.

Mercedes claims a charging duration of 5 hours and 45 minutes when connected to an AC wallbox or public charging station. 30 minutes are enough when using a DC rapid charging station.

The new Mercedes EQA

Further variants with more output and all-wheel drive and better range of up to 500 kilometers within the WLTP standard, are underway.

In order to meet the stringent standards of safety, the battery sits within the frame made of extruded sections. A battery guard, located in front of the unit, prevents the unit from the piercing of sharp objects.

The model has a towing capacity of 750 kilograms. The variants with all-wheel drive system will come with superior capabilities.

TECHNICAL DATAMercedes
ModelEQA
Engineelectric, asyncron
Rated output (HP)190
Rated torque (Nm)375
Transmissionfwd
Gearboxsingle-speed
L/w/h (mm)4463/1834/1620
Wheelbase (mm)2729
Boot volume (l)340-1320
Kerbweight (kg)2040
Battery capacity brutto/netto(kWh)na/66,5
Time AC charging 11 kw (h)5:45 h
Time DC charging 100 kw 10-80% (h)30 min
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)8,9
Top speed (km/h)160
Energy consumption WLTP (kWh/100 km)17,7
Mixt range WLTP (km)426

Generous standard equipment

The LED High Performance headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, the EASY-PACK tailgate, the 18-inch wheels and 64-color ambient light system are standard specification. So are the double cup support, the reversing camera and the four-way adjustable lumber support of the luxury seats. Customers can tick the box of two design and equipment lines: the AMG Line and the Electric Art. A Night Package is also available.

The standard equipment includes the Active Lane Keeping Assist and the Active Brake Assist for preventing collisions or mitigating consequences. There is also the Driving Assistance Package that can even alert the driver that it detects pedestrians in the area of zebra crossings.

New Mercedes EQA

The electric SUV will hit the European showrooms in the spring of 2021. 47,540.50 euros is its starting price in Germany. Customers can benefit from the 6000-euro environmental bonus of the federal government and from the 3000 euros from Mercedes-Benz as manufacturer. The model thus reaches a price of 39,950 euros.

TECHNICAL DATAMercedes
ModelEQA
Engineelectric, asyncron
Rated output (HP)190
Rated torque (Nm)375
Transmissionfwd
Gearboxsingle-speed
L/w/h (mm)4463/1834/1620
Wheelbase (mm)2729
Boot volume (l)340-1320
Kerbweight (kg)2040
Battery capacity brutto/netto(kWh)na/66,5
Time AC charging 11 kw (h)5:45 h
Time DC charging 100 kw 10-80% (h)30 min
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)8,9
Top speed (km/h)160
Energy consumption WLTP (kWh/100 km)17,7
Mixt range WLTP (km)426

 

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