The All-New Mercedes-Benz EQA
Joining the EV market is the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQA, the brand’s first ever fully electric compact model. Initially in the 250 form, the EQA is a similar size to its sibling, the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Further derivates are expected to follow with larger ranges of up to 311 miles. For now, lets take a look at what we know about the new EQA 250 form.
Performance & Range
One of the main factors that motorists consider when choosing an electric car is the charge range. Well, one full charge of the EQA is reported to provide an impressive range up to 263 miles on the WLTP cycle. This is greater than the charge range of up to 255 miles (WLTP) for the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Also, the EQA can reach 10-80% charge using public rapid charging (100kW charger) in just 30 minutes!
As for performance, the figures are impressive for an electric car. Based on the EQA 250, it can achieve 0-62mph in just 8.9 seconds and has a limited maximum speed of 99mph. Located in the centre of the car is the high-voltage lithium-ion battery, which has a 66.5 kWh battery capacity.
The EQA has an array of excellent features available to help make your journey as pleasant as possible, although not all come as standard. Some of the optional equipment includes a Panoramic glass sunroof, wireless smartphone charging and augmented reality navigation system. As standard, the EQA has a thermal management system with a heat pump to help ensure maximum efficiency. Other standard features include ambient lighting, a reversing camera, Speed Limit Asist and an MBUX intelligent multimedia system, just to mention a few. Also, standard safety features include Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist.
Optional equipment packages are available for an extra £750 - £6,000, depending on which package and car model you choose. This allows you to make the car yours with the features you require and want. For more safety tech, you could opt to include the Driving Assistance Packages which comes with a range of extras for £1,495 including VAT. It seems Mercedes-Benz have really thought about what drivers want and expect from a modern day EV.
Spec & Pricing
The EQA 250 is now on sale with prices starting from £40,495, which seems very reasonable for a premium EV. This is for the Sport model and includes the Government grant of £3,000 discount. If you would prefer the AMG Line trim with a higher specification, then prices are also slightly higher starting from £41,995. The main difference is the AMG Line has bespoke styling elements and an aluminium interior trim. The premium and premium plus optional equipment packages are only available for the AMG Line models.
So, what do you think of the new Mercedes EQA? We’re looking forward to finding out more about the further variants to follow the 250. If you’d like to find out more about leasing an electric car, call us on 0161 667 5338. Our remote sales teams at GB Vehicle Leasing are available for a no-obligation chat to discuss your needs and answer your questions.