Mercedes Benz Mercedes Benz Eqa Hatchback EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto

Trip computer
Service indicator
Acoustic ambient protection
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Hard-disk navigation
Easy-pack tailgate
Mercedes me connect
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)
Mercedes Benz emergency call system
EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control
11KW onboard charger
Comfort suspension with self levelling rear air suspension
Charging cable for wall box and public charging station - Type 2(mode 3) 5m
Combined charging system CCS-2 connector
Charging cable for domestic plug socket, Type G (Mode 2) 5m
100KW DC onboard charger
DAB Digital radio
MBUX multimedia system with 10" Digital instrument cluster and 10" media display with touchscreen
Mercedes benz sound system
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Front fog lights
Rear wiper
Body colour bumpers
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Polished aluminium roof rails
Automatic dimming interior mirror
Daytime running lights
Privacy glass - heat insulating dark tinted glass
LED High performance headlamps with adaptive highbeam assist
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with aluminium rubber studs
Front and rear LED light band
AMG Line bodystyling including AMG front apron with integrated air curtain and AMG rear apron with diffusor optics
Surround lighting with projection of brand logo
Black panel radiator grille with twin blade design in chrome
Badge on the wing in high-gloss black with blue EQA lettering
3rd brake light
Rear wing door
Heated front seats
Front and rear head restraints
AMG sports seats
Velour floor mats with AMG lettering
Rear armrest with storage + through load
Thermotronic automatic climate control
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Reach and rake adjustable steering column
3 seat bench in 2nd row
Ambient lighting with choice of 64 colour settings
Roof lining - Black fabric
Stowage compartment with retractable cover
Artico man-made leather/ Dinamica microfiber upholstery
Illuminated door sills with EQA lettering
Double Cupholder
3 spoke AMG multifunction sports flat bottom steering wheel in nappa leather with galvanised shift paddles
Aluminium with rubber studs stainless steel sports pedals
Single front passenger seat
Interior light package - EQA
Mirror package - EQA
Parking package with reversing camera - EQA
Seat comfort pack - EQA
Stowage package - EQA
Anti-lock brake system
3 rear seatbelts
Electronic Stability Programme
Child locks on rear doors
6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
Radar-based recuperation
Knee bags
Isofix child seat anchor points on outer rear seats
Remote central locking
Urban guard vehicle protection
Light longitudinal grain aluminium trim painted
Tirefit
Summer tyres
18" AMG 5 spoke light alloy wheels
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 2020
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 430
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined 260.00
Urban 260.00
Extra Urban 258.00
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 190.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.61
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.90
Engine BHP 190.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 2040
Engine Torque 370.00
Top Speed 99
Front Tyres 235/55 R 18
Rear Tyres 235/55 R 18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1615
Length 4463
Wheel Base 2729
Width 1834
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 2470
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 2040
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

This is what the Mercedes of compact electric cars looks like. The EQA isn't the most sophisticated or longest-running small EV out there, but the Stuttgart maker is hoping that when it comes down to it, this will be the one that customers in search of a premium alternative would rather have.

Background

Mercedes has long needed a relatively affordable all-electric family hatchback. BMW has its i3. Audi has the Q4 e-tron, Volkswagen has the ID.3 and ID.4. Plus there's the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Skoda Enyak iV and the CUPRA el-Born. So Mercedes has pulled out all the stops to bring us this EQA. There wasn't time for the Stuttgart brand to construct a bespoke electric platform for this model of the kind that features on its competitors. So it must sit on the same MFA underpinnings as the compact GLA crossover it's based upon, a chassis not originally designed for full electrification. Quite a lot of work's had to go in then, to revise this platform to take the weight of this EQA's 66kWh drive battery. The pay-off though for Mercedes is that it means that this BEV can roll down the same German Rastatt production line as its GLA combustion engine counterparts. Let's take a look at what this car can offer.

Driving Experience

Setting off in this Mercedes feels all very normal. There's the same kind of starter button and column-mounted auto gear lever that you'd find in any normal combustion engine model in the Stuttgart maker's range. Mainstream versions of the EQA are based around a single powertrain and battery package, dubbed the 'EQA 250'. Here, a 66.5kWh battery pack and a single asynchronous electric motor sit on the front axle and produce a combined output of 188bhp and 375Nm of torque. Drive is through the usual fixed-ratio auto gearbox common to full-battery models. Like all EVs, the EQA shoots away from rest like a scalded cat as all the torque is developed all at once. And, like all EVs, it runs out of puff a little once the 62mph mark is passed (in 8.9s), eventually topping out at just 99mph. If you want to go faster in an EQA, you'll need to talk to your dealer about the two 4MATIC models, the EQA 300 (with 228hp) and the EQA 350 (with 292hp), the latter capable of 0-62mph in around 6 seconds. Our focus here though, is on the volume EQA 250 derivative and the stat you'll be most interested in with that particular variant is driving range, rated at 265 miles from a single charge (the 4MATIC models deliver much the same figure). That's not particularly noteworthy; to give you some segment perspective, a rival Volkswagen ID.3 with a 77kWh battery manages up to 341 miles. Expect longer range EQAs in the future. To maximise the range you do have, you'll need to make proactive use of the various brake regenerative energy harvesting modes on offer. The most aggressive setting is 'D - -', in which you feel sharp retardation whenever you come off the throttle. That's useful in town, meaning you hardly ever need to use the brakes, except when coming to a complete stop. The least aggressive setting is 'D+', in which the car coasts without any perceptible off-throttle braking, maintaining momentum.

Design and Build

As is intentional, there's a clear visual connection between this EQA and its combustion-engined GLA conventional showroom stablemates. The two cars share the same steel bodyshell and bumpers, but the electric variant gets its own unique blanked-off front grille and some other lightly altered details. A horizontal fibre-optic strip connects the daytime running lights of the full-LED headlamps, ensuring a high level of recognisability both in daylight and at night. Exclusive to this model are light-alloy wheels in a bi- or tri-colour design, up to 20 inches in size, in some cases with rose gold-coloured or blue decorative trim. The interior's very recognisable from the GLA too, though there are EQA-themed instrument and infotainment graphics across the distinctive bonded twin screens that dominate the front of the cabin. The rear seat's a bit different though, mainly because the floor level's had to be raised to accommodate the battery pack that's been inserted beneath, there's also a transmission tunnel-like ridge running down the cabin centre. At least legroom isn't compromised over a normal GLA. Out back, the usual 481-litre boot you get in a combustion-engined GLA has been compromised in size a little here (to 340-litres), but the useful 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat of the conventional car has been retained.

Market and Model

OK: what'll you pay for the first all-electric battery-powered Mercedes-Benz? Because this car bears the Three Pointed Star, you won't be surprised to hear that its price starting point is way above the level (£35,000) at which the government is prepared to offer assistance towards EV purchase these days. All the models available in this line-up use the same 66.5kWh battery and nearly all sales are of the EQA 250 variant we tried, which uses a front-mounted 190hp electric motor and is priced from around £45,000 in entry-level 'Sport' form. From there, it's a £1,500 jump to 'AMG Line'-spec, with 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus'-spec variants demanding further £3,000 increments, the latter requiring £52,000 from you. That's pretty much the price starting point for the two more sophisticated EQA variants, the EQA 300 4MATIC and the EQA 350 4MATIC, which add an extra electric motor on the rear axle to increase traction - and power, the '300' variant offering 228hp and the '350' version boosting that to 292hp. Because these faster models can't be had with base 'Sport' trim, prices from launch started from around £48,500 for the '300' and from around £50,000 for the '350'. If you like the idea of an EQA of some sort but need a bit of extra versatility, bear in mind that Mercedes also has its mechanically almost identical EQB SUV for relatively little more.

Cost of Ownership

The elephant in the room here is driving range. The EQA 265 mile figure (which applies to both front and four-wheel driven models) really isn't that much more than you'd get from a Renault ZOE supermini EV from the next class down. And you're going to need to make pretty proactive use of the brake regenerative settings to achieve that. The EQA will at least support both 11kW AC and 100kW DC charging. The 100 kW DC on-board charger allows the car to charge from 10 to 80 per cent in 37 minutes, and from 10 to 100 per cent in around seven hours using an 11kW wall box. Navigation with Electric Intelligence - included as standard on both trim levels - calculates the route that will get the driver to their destination fastest, taking into account charging times, and taking the stress out of route planning. A three-year subscription to the Mercedes me Charge public charging service is also available as standard. With Mercedes me Charge, customers have access to what is currently the world's biggest charging network: this currently comprises more than 450,000 AC and DC charging points across 3 countries. Mercedes me Charge allows customers convenient use of the charging stations of various providers, even when travelling abroad. By registering just once, they can benefit from an integrated payment function with a simple billing process. Mercedes me Charge enables customers to charge at more than 175,000 public charging points throughout Europe; Mercedes-Benz ensures a subsequent offset with green power.

Summary

There's lots you might like about the EQA. It is, after all, a very Mercedes-style package, with a feeling of cabin elegance, sophistication and quality that many competitors struggle to match. And the compromises the battery system requires in terms of rear seat accommodation and boot space aren't too great. The brake regeneration system is excellent. The extensive 'Mercedes me' charging network and the easy way you can pay to use it is an obvious attraction. And residual values will probably be very competitive. If you can use all of these attributes to justify a car that costs slightly more than its most obvious rivals and goes a slightly lower distance than them between charges, then all well and good. If you can't, then lots of alternatives in this segment await your evaluation. Once you've tried them though, you might end up feeling that none have quite the class and appeal of an EQA. Such is the draw of the Three Pointed Star. We're a little disappointed that Mercedes chose to patch together an electric family car from the engineering of a combustion-powered one. But not everyone cares about design semantics of this sort and for the kind of people an EQA is aimed at, what's delivered here will probably be sufficient to satisfy. We always thought though, that the Mercedes mantra was 'The best or nothing'. Which means that in this case, the best is clearly yet to come.

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Cruise control Standard (ex. VAT)
Power assisted steering Standard (ex. VAT)
Speed sensitive power steering Standard (ex. VAT)
Active speed limit assist Standard (ex. VAT)
Active lane keeping assist Standard (ex. VAT)
Blind spot assist with exit warning function Standard (ex. VAT)
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Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Designo Magno Paint £1495.83 (ex. VAT)
Designo metallic paint £662.50 (ex. VAT)
Trailer coupling with ESP trailer stabilisation £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Driving assistance pack - EQA £1245.83 (ex. VAT)
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Solid - Night Black Standard (ex. VAT)
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Active brake assist Standard (ex. VAT)
ARTICO man-made leather / DINAMICA leather - Microfibre black with red topstitching Standard (ex. VAT)

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Trip computer
Service indicator
Acoustic ambient protection
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Hard-disk navigation
Easy-pack tailgate
Mercedes me connect
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)
Mercedes Benz emergency call system
EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control
11KW onboard charger
Comfort suspension with self levelling rear air suspension
Charging cable for wall box and public charging station - Type 2(mode 3) 5m
Combined charging system CCS-2 connector
Charging cable for domestic plug socket, Type G (Mode 2) 5m
100KW DC onboard charger
DAB Digital radio
MBUX multimedia system with 10" Digital instrument cluster and 10" media display with touchscreen
Mercedes benz sound system
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Front fog lights
Rear wiper
Body colour bumpers
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Polished aluminium roof rails
Automatic dimming interior mirror
Daytime running lights
Privacy glass - heat insulating dark tinted glass
LED High performance headlamps with adaptive highbeam assist
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with aluminium rubber studs
Front and rear LED light band
AMG Line bodystyling including AMG front apron with integrated air curtain and AMG rear apron with diffusor optics
Surround lighting with projection of brand logo
Black panel radiator grille with twin blade design in chrome
Badge on the wing in high-gloss black with blue EQA lettering
3rd brake light
Rear wing door
Heated front seats
Front and rear head restraints
AMG sports seats
Velour floor mats with AMG lettering
Rear armrest with storage + through load
Thermotronic automatic climate control
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Reach and rake adjustable steering column
3 seat bench in 2nd row
Ambient lighting with choice of 64 colour settings
Roof lining - Black fabric
Stowage compartment with retractable cover
Artico man-made leather/ Dinamica microfiber upholstery
Illuminated door sills with EQA lettering
Double Cupholder
3 spoke AMG multifunction sports flat bottom steering wheel in nappa leather with galvanised shift paddles
Aluminium with rubber studs stainless steel sports pedals
Single front passenger seat
Interior light package - EQA
Mirror package - EQA
Parking package with reversing camera - EQA
Seat comfort pack - EQA
Stowage package - EQA
Anti-lock brake system
3 rear seatbelts
Electronic Stability Programme
Child locks on rear doors
6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
Radar-based recuperation
Knee bags
Isofix child seat anchor points on outer rear seats
Remote central locking
Urban guard vehicle protection
Light longitudinal grain aluminium trim painted
Tirefit
Summer tyres
18" AMG 5 spoke light alloy wheels
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 2020
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 430
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined 260.00
Urban 260.00
Extra Urban 258.00
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 190.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.61
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.90
Engine BHP 190.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 2040
Engine Torque 370.00
Top Speed 99
Front Tyres 235/55 R 18
Rear Tyres 235/55 R 18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1615
Length 4463
Wheel Base 2729
Width 1834
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 2470
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 2040
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

This is what the Mercedes of compact electric cars looks like. The EQA isn't the most sophisticated or longest-running small EV out there, but the Stuttgart maker is hoping that when it comes down to it, this will be the one that customers in search of a premium alternative would rather have.

Background

Mercedes has long needed a relatively affordable all-electric family hatchback. BMW has its i3. Audi has the Q4 e-tron, Volkswagen has the ID.3 and ID.4. Plus there's the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Skoda Enyak iV and the CUPRA el-Born. So Mercedes has pulled out all the stops to bring us this EQA. There wasn't time for the Stuttgart brand to construct a bespoke electric platform for this model of the kind that features on its competitors. So it must sit on the same MFA underpinnings as the compact GLA crossover it's based upon, a chassis not originally designed for full electrification. Quite a lot of work's had to go in then, to revise this platform to take the weight of this EQA's 66kWh drive battery. The pay-off though for Mercedes is that it means that this BEV can roll down the same German Rastatt production line as its GLA combustion engine counterparts. Let's take a look at what this car can offer.

Driving Experience

Setting off in this Mercedes feels all very normal. There's the same kind of starter button and column-mounted auto gear lever that you'd find in any normal combustion engine model in the Stuttgart maker's range. Mainstream versions of the EQA are based around a single powertrain and battery package, dubbed the 'EQA 250'. Here, a 66.5kWh battery pack and a single asynchronous electric motor sit on the front axle and produce a combined output of 188bhp and 375Nm of torque. Drive is through the usual fixed-ratio auto gearbox common to full-battery models. Like all EVs, the EQA shoots away from rest like a scalded cat as all the torque is developed all at once. And, like all EVs, it runs out of puff a little once the 62mph mark is passed (in 8.9s), eventually topping out at just 99mph. If you want to go faster in an EQA, you'll need to talk to your dealer about the two 4MATIC models, the EQA 300 (with 228hp) and the EQA 350 (with 292hp), the latter capable of 0-62mph in around 6 seconds. Our focus here though, is on the volume EQA 250 derivative and the stat you'll be most interested in with that particular variant is driving range, rated at 265 miles from a single charge (the 4MATIC models deliver much the same figure). That's not particularly noteworthy; to give you some segment perspective, a rival Volkswagen ID.3 with a 77kWh battery manages up to 341 miles. Expect longer range EQAs in the future. To maximise the range you do have, you'll need to make proactive use of the various brake regenerative energy harvesting modes on offer. The most aggressive setting is 'D - -', in which you feel sharp retardation whenever you come off the throttle. That's useful in town, meaning you hardly ever need to use the brakes, except when coming to a complete stop. The least aggressive setting is 'D+', in which the car coasts without any perceptible off-throttle braking, maintaining momentum.

Design and Build

As is intentional, there's a clear visual connection between this EQA and its combustion-engined GLA conventional showroom stablemates. The two cars share the same steel bodyshell and bumpers, but the electric variant gets its own unique blanked-off front grille and some other lightly altered details. A horizontal fibre-optic strip connects the daytime running lights of the full-LED headlamps, ensuring a high level of recognisability both in daylight and at night. Exclusive to this model are light-alloy wheels in a bi- or tri-colour design, up to 20 inches in size, in some cases with rose gold-coloured or blue decorative trim. The interior's very recognisable from the GLA too, though there are EQA-themed instrument and infotainment graphics across the distinctive bonded twin screens that dominate the front of the cabin. The rear seat's a bit different though, mainly because the floor level's had to be raised to accommodate the battery pack that's been inserted beneath, there's also a transmission tunnel-like ridge running down the cabin centre. At least legroom isn't compromised over a normal GLA. Out back, the usual 481-litre boot you get in a combustion-engined GLA has been compromised in size a little here (to 340-litres), but the useful 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat of the conventional car has been retained.

Market and Model

OK: what'll you pay for the first all-electric battery-powered Mercedes-Benz? Because this car bears the Three Pointed Star, you won't be surprised to hear that its price starting point is way above the level (£35,000) at which the government is prepared to offer assistance towards EV purchase these days. All the models available in this line-up use the same 66.5kWh battery and nearly all sales are of the EQA 250 variant we tried, which uses a front-mounted 190hp electric motor and is priced from around £45,000 in entry-level 'Sport' form. From there, it's a £1,500 jump to 'AMG Line'-spec, with 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus'-spec variants demanding further £3,000 increments, the latter requiring £52,000 from you. That's pretty much the price starting point for the two more sophisticated EQA variants, the EQA 300 4MATIC and the EQA 350 4MATIC, which add an extra electric motor on the rear axle to increase traction - and power, the '300' variant offering 228hp and the '350' version boosting that to 292hp. Because these faster models can't be had with base 'Sport' trim, prices from launch started from around £48,500 for the '300' and from around £50,000 for the '350'. If you like the idea of an EQA of some sort but need a bit of extra versatility, bear in mind that Mercedes also has its mechanically almost identical EQB SUV for relatively little more.

Cost of Ownership

The elephant in the room here is driving range. The EQA 265 mile figure (which applies to both front and four-wheel driven models) really isn't that much more than you'd get from a Renault ZOE supermini EV from the next class down. And you're going to need to make pretty proactive use of the brake regenerative settings to achieve that. The EQA will at least support both 11kW AC and 100kW DC charging. The 100 kW DC on-board charger allows the car to charge from 10 to 80 per cent in 37 minutes, and from 10 to 100 per cent in around seven hours using an 11kW wall box. Navigation with Electric Intelligence - included as standard on both trim levels - calculates the route that will get the driver to their destination fastest, taking into account charging times, and taking the stress out of route planning. A three-year subscription to the Mercedes me Charge public charging service is also available as standard. With Mercedes me Charge, customers have access to what is currently the world's biggest charging network: this currently comprises more than 450,000 AC and DC charging points across 3 countries. Mercedes me Charge allows customers convenient use of the charging stations of various providers, even when travelling abroad. By registering just once, they can benefit from an integrated payment function with a simple billing process. Mercedes me Charge enables customers to charge at more than 175,000 public charging points throughout Europe; Mercedes-Benz ensures a subsequent offset with green power.

Summary

There's lots you might like about the EQA. It is, after all, a very Mercedes-style package, with a feeling of cabin elegance, sophistication and quality that many competitors struggle to match. And the compromises the battery system requires in terms of rear seat accommodation and boot space aren't too great. The brake regeneration system is excellent. The extensive 'Mercedes me' charging network and the easy way you can pay to use it is an obvious attraction. And residual values will probably be very competitive. If you can use all of these attributes to justify a car that costs slightly more than its most obvious rivals and goes a slightly lower distance than them between charges, then all well and good. If you can't, then lots of alternatives in this segment await your evaluation. Once you've tried them though, you might end up feeling that none have quite the class and appeal of an EQA. Such is the draw of the Three Pointed Star. We're a little disappointed that Mercedes chose to patch together an electric family car from the engineering of a combustion-powered one. But not everyone cares about design semantics of this sort and for the kind of people an EQA is aimed at, what's delivered here will probably be sufficient to satisfy. We always thought though, that the Mercedes mantra was 'The best or nothing'. Which means that in this case, the best is clearly yet to come.

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