The new EQA has just been revealed by Mercedes, and is set to be the company’s smallest electric vehicle ever and also the entry point of the EQ model range.
The latest EQA is shown as base level EQA 200, will be fitted with an electric motor generating as much as 187 horsepower and 276 pound feet of torque. Power will be supplied to the front wheels from the 66 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The car manufacturer is yet to conclude the WLTP test cycle of this EQA 20 but we learnt it will offer a driving range of 264 mile on a single charge. The NEDC driving range as opposed to the WLTP will be 302 miles.
As expected, the Mercedes EQA 250 will offer additional variants of the new compact electric crossover. According to the company, this will work on the entire lineup of EQA models, which will offer an all-wheel drive system and also the front-wheel drivetrain. For the flagship variant, we should expect an output of over 268 horsepower and a special driving range version of more than 310 miles on the WLTP.
The new 2021 Mercedes EQA takes its bodyshell design after the GLA model. The new EV will offer a black panel ‘grille’ new full LED headlights and new LED taillights, merged with an LED strip. Other external features include new alloy wheels and bumpers. Mercedes has done a lot of blue detailing on its body considering it’s an EQ product.
On the inside, the new 2021 Mercedes EQA 250 has similar dashboard with its ICE-powered counterpart. The only difference is that the EV offers different trim elements and light effects. The base models are fitted with a pair of 7-inch displays, with an optional twin 10.25-inch display. The cutout area in front of the passenger is finished in a spiral look trim with the aid of fiber optics.
Thanks to the presence of ‘Navigation with Electric Intelligence’, the infotainment system on this new Mercedes EQA 250 can easily plan the fastest route with charging stops and reacts dynamically to traffic holdups and other changes. Potential owners will have access to Mercedes me Charge and other services such as network of 450,000 DC and AC charging points all over thirty one countries. This also includes the Ionity network.
The 11 kW onboard charger is standard on this model, and can comfortably charge to a peak output of 100 kW at a DC fast-charge unit or station. The German car manufacturer believes that when you plug using the DC fast charge, it will only take an estimated 30 minutes for the EQA to be charged from 10% to 80%. The heat pump is also standard on its battery pack.
The 2021 Mercedes EQA 250 will come with a comfort suspension with steel springs as standard and optional adaptive dampers. The more potent versions will make use of second electric motor at the rear axle, making them all-wheel drive system. While the front unit will be asynchronous motor, the rear unit will be synchronous moor, with the presence of the 4Matic system to make a 100 times adjustment in every second on the torque distribution.
Mercedes states that the sales of this new EQA model will commence by this spring across Europe. The starting price has been placed at $46,700.