If you are tempted to buy an electric car, but don’t want to splash out $80,000+ while desiring something with a premium feel, then the Mercedes-Benz EQA should be in the top three choices for consideration. The Mercedes-Benz EQA has added to the line up the EQA 4MATIC and EQA 350 4MATIC, with prices starting at around $67,000. In Europe, there are a ton of incentives citizens get like special financing, cash back, tax cuts, access to their network of charging stations, etc., but here, not so much.
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The extensive range of standard equipment for the EQA 300 4MATIC and EQA 350 4MATIC also includes LED High Performance headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, EASY-PACK tailgate with electric opening and closing, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, ambient lighting with 64 colors, double cup holder, luxury seats with four-way adjustable lumbar support, reversing camera for greater overview and convenience when maneuvering, and a multifunction sports steering wheel in leather. Also included as standard are the intuitively operated MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and the Navigation with Electric Intelligence system.
To make your selection choice of the Mercedes-Benz EQA simpler, the company is providing three packages:
The Advanced Package adds a series of comfort and safety features to the standard specification of the EQA. In the interior, two 10.25-inch displays merge to form a Widescreen Cockpit. The driver is supported by Blind Spot Assist, the Mirror Package and the Parking Package with reversing camera.
The Advanced Plus Package builds on the Advanced Package and further enhances comfort. It includes the KEYLESS-GO Convenience Package, THERMOTRONIC two-zone automatic climate control, an audio system delivering impressive sound and wireless smartphone charging.
The Premium Package enhances the scope of the Advanced and Advanced Plus Packages by the addition of a panoramic sliding sunroof, the Burmester® surround sound system and the Parking Package with 360° camera.
The EQA is available as an option in the Electric Art variant specific to Mercedes-EQ. Highlights of color in sophisticated rosé gold adorn the upholstery and the air vents, while the trim element is back-lit. The equipment line also includes special 18-inch light-alloy wheels.
The regular EQA comes front wheel drive courtesy of the electric motor mated to the front axle. With the 4MATICs, you get an additional motor on the rear axle.
An asynchronous motor is used at the front axle. The electric motor, a fixed-ratio transmission with differential, the cooling system and the power electronics form a highly integrated, very compact unit – the electric powertrain (eATS).
In these 4MATIC versions, the power demand between the front and rear axles is intelligently controlled 100 times per second, depending on the driving situation. The Mercedes-EQ philosophy is to optimize consumption by using the rear electric motor as often as possible, while the asynchronous motor at the front axle generates only minimal drag losses in partial-load operation.