Mercedes-Benz has revealed its second electric product, the EQA 250, edging out the before long-to-be-revealed EQS sedan. The EQA is a little crossover sibling to the EQC, and it’s intently associated to the gas-powered GLA-Class. That romantic relationship is crystal clear in the styling, whilst the EQA will get a amount of exclusive layout variations. It also packs a powertrain which is proper on par with the GLA, and arguably additional remarkable. Apparently, however, is that Mercedes has not determined whether it will be offered in the U.S.
From the outdoors, you may be capable to distinguish the EQA from the GLA generally from its different front and rear fascias. It has additional tapered headlights that merge with a black grille encompass that can make just about every of the parts search like section of one much larger unit. The headlights are also related with an illuminated crossbar throughout the major of the grille. At the back again, the taillights have an illuminated part that spans throughout the hatch. The EQA also will get distinctive wheels intended for aerodynamics and which attribute blue or rose-gold accents. Other slight tweaks to the bumpers, spoilers and underbelly have also been manufactured to enhance the EQA’s aerodynamics to a .28 Cd. If people variations were not adequate, there are also badges bearing the EQA title on the front fenders.
Only one battery and powertrain possibility will be accessible at first. It capabilities a solitary electric motor at the front powering the front wheels. Output is 188 horsepower and 277 pound-toes of torque, which is routed by a solitary-speed transmission. The ground-mounted battery pack has 66.five kWh of usable vitality, which in turn provides a WLTP variety estimate of 264 miles. On an AC charger, the charging level is eleven kW. It can charge at a hundred kW on a DC quickly charger, getting thirty minutes to go from ten% to eighty%. Later on Mercedes will supply a better output all-wheel-drive product making 268 horsepower with two motors. A for a longer period-variety variant is also on the way with a WLTP variety of 310 miles.
The inside is also plainly derived from the GLA, but with a few exclusive capabilities. There is a dashboard trim accessible with sections that are backlit. Blue and rose gold accents can be chosen, which are exclusive to EQ versions. You will find even an EQ-precise instrument and infotainment topic using the exact shades. It can be exhibited on the regular dual seven-inch shows or the optional dual ten.twenty five screens. A further exclusive attribute for the EQA is the navigation process, which normally takes into account traffic, topography and charging station destinations for mapping out routes.
The EQA 250 goes on sale in Europe this yr, and pricing in Germany starts off at 47,540.fifty euros, which comes to $57,620. Mercedes is at present thinking about the EQA for the U.S., but has not manufactured a closing conclusion both way.