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MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto
MERCEDES-BENZ EQA EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto

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£4782.09 Inc VAT (12 Months Upfront) | 48 Month Contract | 5000 k Miles P/A

MERCEDES-BENZ EQA
EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto

Hatchback | 5 Doors | Electric | Automatic

£398.50

Per Month Inc VAT
Initial Payment
£4782.09 (12 Months Upfront)
Contract Length: 48 Months
Annual Mileage: 5000
Document Fee: £180.00
Average Monthly Cost: £493.57

This deal includes a £500 contribution towards your new charge point


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Space
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Vehicle 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.

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.

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. Primarily, the EQA is based around a single powertrain and battery package, dubbed the 'EQA 250'. Here, a 66kWh 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 wait for the arrival of the twin motor AWD AMG variant, which Mercedes says will offer 'over 200kW' (268bhp), 500Nm of torque and 0-62mph in around 5 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. 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.

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.

So what do we think of the first small BEV Mercedes? Well, we'd expected that this EQA might go a little further on a single charge. But we'd also expected it might cost a little more than it does too. Both issues directly relate to the fact that, unlike its key competitors, Mercedes hasn't designed a purpose-built platform for this car. That makes it cheaper to produce and buy; but compromises engineering. You get the good with the bad. In a very Mercedes-like package. There's a feeling of cabin elegance, sophistication and quality here 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. We can see why a potential customer might be swayed by the avant garde charms of a BMW i3 or a plusher Volkswagen ID.3. But the EQA is a car you'd be foolish not to carefully consider, were you to be looking at premium choices in this segment. One day soon, all premium compact hatches might very much like this one. And looking at the EQA, that's maybe not such a bad prospect.
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