Mercedes-Benz unveiled the manufacturing model of the EQA, a brand new electrical SUV that’s including to the German automaker’s EQ electrical line-up.

The primary model of the EV affords 265 miles of vary (WLTP) and begins at round $46,000 worth.

Mercedes-Benz EQA Design

Again in 2017, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the EQA concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show. It was a compact hatchback on the time.

Final yr, Mercedes-Benz changed its strategy for the EQA and made the vehicle an electric crossover.

Now with the discharge of the manufacturing model at this time, the German automaker confirms that it’s a small SUV/crossover akin to the GLA in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup.

Listed here are the official dimensions:

  • Size: 4,463 mm (175.7 inches)
  • Width: 1,834 mm (72.2 inches)
  • Width incl. exterior mirrors: 2,020 mm (79.5 inches)
  • Top: 1,620 mm (63.8 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 2,729 mm (107.4 inches)

Mercedes-Benz commented on the design comparability with the GLA – calling the EQA an “all-electric sibling”:

“Because the all-electric sibling of the GLA, the EQA enjoys the identical highly effective total proportions with quick overhangs entrance and rear. The entrance part flows over the A-pillar into the visually compact greenhouse. The powerdomes hinted at within the bonnet, just like the flush wheels, underscore the automobile’s self-confident stance. Additional distinctive options embody the highly effective shoulders of the bodywork and the coupé-like traces of the facet home windows. The pronounced contours of the edges add a sure dynamic class and provide an fascinating interaction of sunshine and shadow.”

Listed here are some footage of the manufacturing model of the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250’s exterior:

And listed below are some footage of the inside of the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250’s:

Mercedes-Benz EQA Powertrain

For the primary model of the EQA, Mercedes-Benz says that the car is supplied with 66.5 kWh battery pack.

Nonetheless, that’s the useable capability. The pack is rated 190 Ah at 420-volt, which might imply a complete capability of 79 kWh – leaving a large nearly 13 kWh buffer.

Mercedes-Benz claimed that the battery pack permits a spread of 486 km (301 miles), however that’s based mostly on the NEDC cycle, which isn’t actually helpful.

The WLTP vary is 426 km (265 miles), which is far more achievable on 66.5 kWh of vitality capability.

The battery pack could be charged by way of a 11 kW stage 2 on-board charger or it may be DC fast-charged (CCS) as much as 100 kW.

The EQA’s battery pack sends energy to a 140 kW entrance wheel drive motor that may speed up 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds.

Listed here are the specs of the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250’s powertrain:

EQA 250
Drive system structure   Entrance
Electrical motor, entrance axle                                  Mannequin Asynchronous motor
Rated output kW 140
Rated torque Nm 375
Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 8.9
Prime velocity[4] km/h 160
Battery capability, usable (NEDC)[5] kWh 66.5
Mixed gasoline consumption (NEDC)2 kWh/100 km 15.7
NEDC vary2 km 486
Charging time[6] at wallbox or at public charging stations (AC charging) h 5:45
Charging time[7] at a speedy charging station (DC) min 30

Mercedes-Benz says that it’ll launch future choices, together with all-wheel-drive and longer vary variations, at a later date.

Apparently, the corporate says that it’ll deal with effectivity moderately than greater battery packs in an effort to ship extra vary.

Mercedes-Benz EQA Trims, Worth, and Availability

The primary model of the EQA, the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250, is obtainable in 3 completely different trims: the bottom model known as “Progressive”, Electrical Artwork, and a AMG Line.

Listed here are the variations between the three trims:

  Base mannequin (Progressive) Electrical Artwork AMG Line
Grille Black panel radiator grille Black panel radiator grille AMG-specific black panel radiator grille with shiny black encompass and twin louvre in chrome
Entrance apron     with built-in air curtains and chrome trim[1]
Doorways With chrome trim With chrome trim With chrome trim
Rear apron     AMG-specific, with diffuser look and chrome trim
Roof rails Polished aluminium Polished aluminium Polished aluminium
Mild-alloy wheels in 3 particular designs As normal: 18-inch, five-spoke design, bi-colour As normal: AMG, 18-inch, five-twin-spoke design, bi-colour As normal: 18-inch, various five-twin-spoke design, bi-colour
Seats Luxurious seats incl. Seat Consolation Package deal[2] Luxurious seats incl. Seat Consolation Package deal1 Sports activities seats incl. Seat Consolation Package deal1
Upholstery ARTICO/material in black or macchiato beige[3] ARTICO/material in rosé gold/titanium gray[4], rosé gold-coloured piping Black ARTICO/DINAMICA[5] with crimson ornamental topstitching
Trim Customary: spiral look
Choices: back-lit spiral look, aluminium with mild longitudinal grain, open-pore brown linestructure walnut wooden, open-pore black lime wooden
Customary: back-lit spiral look
Possibility: open-pore black lime wooden
Customary: back-lit spiral look
Choices: aluminium with mild longitudinal grain, open-pore black lime wooden
Sports activities steering wheel with Contact Management buttons In leather-based, paddles for recuperation in black In nappa leather-based[6], with flattened backside part, strengthened grip space, silver-coloured recuperation paddles In nappa leather-based[6], with flattened backside part, strengthened grip space, silver-coloured recuperation paddles
Door sill Not illuminated Illuminated with EQA lettering Illuminated with EQA lettering
Flooring mats Customary Customary Velour mats with AMG emblem
Pedals black black polished stainless-steel

With the revealing at this time, Mercedes-Benz solely launched the worth in Germany, the place the EQA goes to start out at 47,540.50 euros.

When eradicating VAT and changing to USD, that’s about $46,000.

The Mercedes-Benz EQA is predicted to start out deliveries later this yr.

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