Mercedes’ all-electric EQA goes on sale

February 5, 2021

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQA is now on sale, with the entry-level EQA 250 Sport priced from £40,495 including the plug-in car grant and the EQA 250 AMG Line costing from £41,995.

With a range of up to 263 miles (WLTP), the 188hp EQA 250 is the latest addition to the EQ range, joining the EQC and the EQV premium MPV in the Mercedes-Benz battery electric vehicle (BEV) line-up.

The EQA has a 66.5kWh battery and a 100kW DC on-board charger allowing it to charge from 10 to 80 per cent in around 40 minutes, and from 10 to 100 per cent in five hours and 45 minutes using an 11kW wallbox.

Navigation with Electric Intelligence is included as standard on both trim levels. This calculates the route that will get the driver to their destination fastest, taking into account charging times, and therefore taking the stress out of route planning. A three-year subscription to the Mercedes me Charge public charging service is also available as standard.

EQA 250 Sport models come as standard with cruise control, Mirror package, Parking package with reversing camera, LED High-performance headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Seat Comfort package with four-way lumbar support for front seats, heated front seats, Multifunction sports steering wheel in leather, automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit (two 10-inch digital displays with touchpad), smartphone integration including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours. A range of Mercedes me connected services are also available.

AMG Line trim adds AMG Line bodystyling, 20-inch alloy wheels, sports seats in man-made leather and microfibre, door sills illuminated with ‘EQA’ lettering, galvanised shift paddles, aluminium trim, aluminium pedals with rubber studs and AMG floor mats.

The optional Premium package – available on AMG Line only – can be added for an additional £3,000 and includes 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke alloy wheels, electrically-operated panoramic glass sunroof, Keyless-Go Comfort package, augmented reality navigation system, advanced sound system and wireless charging for compatible smartphones.

The Premium Plus package includes the above equipment, but adds 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels, Parking package with 360° camera, electrically adjustable damping suspension with speed-sensitive steering, Burmester Surround Sound System, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, head-up display and MBUX Interior Assistant with gesture control. Premium Plus costs an additional £6,000 over AMG Line.

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