Horsepower Leasing

MERCEDES-BENZ EQA HATCHBACK

EQA 250 140kW AMG Line 66.5kWh 5dr Auto

Fetching your price

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contract mileage. This will be detailed on your order form

Get a quote

Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Top Speed
Top Speed99mph

Driver Convenience

  • Cruise control
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)
  • Easy-pack tailgate
  • EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control
  • Hard-disk navigation
  • Mercedes Benz emergency call system
  • Mercedes me connect
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • MBUX multimedia system with 10" Digital instrument cluster and 10" media display with touchscreen
  • Mercedes benz sound system

Exterior Features

  • AMG Line bodystyling including AMG front apron with integrated air curtain and AMG rear apron with diffusor optics
  • Auto dimming interior mirror
  • Black panel radiator grille with twin blade design in chrome
  • LED High performance headlamps with adaptive highbeam assist
  • Polished aluminium roof rails
  • Privacy glass - heat insulating dark tinted glass
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Surround lighting with projection of brand logo

Interior Features

  • 100KW DC onboard charger
  • 11KW onboard charger
  • 3 spoke AMG multifunction sports flat bottom steering wheel in nappa leather with galvanised shift paddles
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • Aluminium with rubber studs stainless steel sports pedals
  • Ambient lighting with choice of 64 colour settings
  • AMG sports seats
  • Artico man-made leather/ Dinamica microfiber upholstery
  • Charging cable for domestic plug socket, Type G (Mode 2) 5m
  • Charging socket
  • Double Cupholder
  • Front and rear head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Illuminated door sills with EQA lettering
  • Rear armrest with storage + through load
  • Roof lining - Black fabric
  • Stowage compartment with retractable cover
  • Thermotronic automatic climate control
  • Velour floor mats with AMG lettering

Packs

  • Interior light package - EQA
  • Mirror package - EQA
  • Parking package with reversing camera - EQA
  • Seat comfort pack - EQA
  • Stowage package - EQA

Safety

  • 3 rear seatbelts
  • 6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
  • ABS
  • Knee bags

Security

  • Urban guard vehicle protection

Technical

  • Charging cable for wall box and public charging station - Type 2(mode 3) 5m
  • Combined charging system CCS-2 connector
  • Comfort suspension with self levelling rear air suspension

Trim

  • Light longitudinal grain aluminium trim painted

Wheels

  • 18" AMG 5 spoke light alloy wheels
  • Summer tyres
  • Tirefit

Specification

This deal is a stock offer. The specification for this vehicle has been pre-selected.

Please contact us for full specification details.

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    66.5
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    11
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    10-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    345
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    100
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    10-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    30
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    249
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    18
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3.5
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    420
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    261

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    66
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • AdBlue
    No
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    190
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    140kW 66.5kWh
  • Coin Series
    AMG LINE
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    43P
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    2
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.9
  • Engine Power - BHP
    190
  • Engine Power - KW
    140
  • Engine Power - RPM
    3600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    277
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    38.2
  • Engine Torque - NM
    375
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1000
  • Top Speed
    99

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    AMG 5 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1624
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4463
  • Wheelbase
    2729
  • Width
    1834
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2020

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2470
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1320
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    340
  • Max. Loading Weight
    430
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    750
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2040
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.4

The EQA brings Mercedes EVs into the mainstream. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

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

Prices start at around £43,500 for the EQA 250 and there are the usual Mercedes 'Sport', 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus' trim levels on offer. The 4MATIC models don't get a 'Sport' trim option and start with the EQA 300 4MATIC 'AMG Line' at about £48,500; the EQA 350 350 4MATIC 'AMG Line' costs around £50,000. EQA 250 'Sport' models come as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED High-performance headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, cruise control and a 'Parking package' with reversing camera. Inside, there's the brand's MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit (two 10-inch digital displays with touchpad), plus smartphone integration including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There's also a 'Seat Comfort' package with electropneumatic four-way lumbar support for the heated front seats. Along with a multifunction sports steering wheel in leather, THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control and ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours. A range of Mercedes me connected services are also available. Safety features include Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist. 'AMG Line' trim adds AMG Line bodystyling, 20-inch alloy wheels; sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather and DINAMICA microfibre, door sills illuminated with 'EQA' lettering, galvanised shift paddles, aluminium trim, aluminium pedals with rubber studs and 'AMG' floor mats. 'AMG Line Premium' variants get 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke alloy wheels, an electrically-operated panoramic glass sunroof, a Keyless-Go Comfort package, an augmented reality navigation system, an advanced sound system and wireless charging for compatible smartphones. The 'AMG Line Premium Plus' model further includes 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels, a 360?? surround view camera, electrically adjustable damping suspension with speed-sensitive steering, a Burmester Surround Sound System, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, a head-up display and the 'MBUX Interior Assistant' feature with gesture control.

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 around 40 minutes, and from 10 to 100 per cent in five hours and 45 minutes using an 11 kW 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

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 be like this one. And looking at the EQA, that's maybe not such a bad prospect.

Get a Quote

Similar Deals