Mercedes-Benz Argentina presents the new EQA 350 4MATIC, the first 100% electric SUV of the brand to arrive in the country. This launch represents a historic event that will be marked as another milestone in the company’s trajectory. The vehicle is a compact SUV and has a close “kinship” with the GLA in terms of size and attributes.
Mercedes-Benz Argentina begins sales of the EQA, a premium compact SUV that reflects modern luxury and a new, more sustainable way of driving.
“The EQA is Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level SUV to the world of electric mobility, being the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle with exclusively electric propulsion. The EQA combines, with its characteristic design, total and emission-free everyday mobility with athletic performance and intuitive connectivity,” says Roberto Gasparetti, Managing Director Automobiles at Mercedes-Benz Argentina.
As for the design of the vehicle, the EQA is a model of similar proportions to its “sister” with combustion engine, the GLA, but with clear distinctive details of the electric models of the brand. The main highlight is the Black Panel grille, with the central star and the luminous band on the front.
Another element that reflects its sporty quality are the subtle longitudinal protrusions on the bonnet and the interior design of the headlights that corresponds exclusively to the electric models of the brand. It also has a horizontal optical fiber that joins the daytime running lights of the two LED headlights and the blue stripes. The LED taillights extend to the sides, and make up its appearance seen from back to back. These details make it possible to identify at first glance the EQA as a Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle.
In its interior design, the Electric Art aesthetic package stands out, bringing details in rose gold in upholstery and air diffusers. There are numerous features and details that prove its status as an electric vehicle, such as the display with menus on charging options, electricity consumption and energy flow. It has backlit moldings, rose gold air diffusers and exclusive upholstery and specific vehicle key. Menus with charging options, power consumption and energy flow can be accessed via the media viewer.
MOTORIZATION AND BATTERY
The EQA has two engines that allow it to develop a power of 292 hp and a permanent 4MATIC all-wheel drive. To this is added a variety of equipment in terms of driving assistance. The EQA achieves an acceleration of 0-100 in 6 seconds.
The EQA is a vehicle with 0 CO2 emissions. Its heart is a powerful lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 66.5kw. The dynamic configuration of its body offers driving pleasure. Its declared autonomy of approximately 400 km (WLTP), enough to be able to give daily use to the vehicle. In any case, the autonomy can have a great variation, according to the way of handling and the climatic conditions.
As far as charging the EQA is concerned, Mercedes-Benz includes (in its price) a domestic cable and a Wallbox. The Wallbox must be installed at the consumer’s home by specialized technicians.
Ways to charge the EQA battery
With the home and portable charger, which allows charging the EQA in any outlet with a power of 1.8kw.
With the Wallbox. It is a non-portable charger that allows charging at 11kw of power. With the Wallbox, charging the battery would take approximately 6 hours.
With DC fast chargers. These types of chargers are installed in service stations. In this case, the powers vary between 50kw and 100kw. Full battery charging would be achieved within 30 to 60 minutes.
EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY
The EQA is very well equipped in both active and passive safety. And, like all Mercedes-Benz, it offers great safety for its occupants in terms of airbags, with a total of 7:
▪ Front airbags for driver and front passenger
▪ Knee airbag for the driver
▪ Windowbags. Windowbags cover the first and second rows of seats
▪ Side airbags in the front seats.
It stands out for bringing Led High Performance, the Keyless Go package to operate the keyless opening and closing, 18 “wheels, Parktronic parking assistant, the MBUX infotainment system, hard disk navigation, among several other systems.
The EQA features intelligent driver assistance systems. Its equipment includes:
▪ Active lane change detector
▪ Autonomous Emergency Braking
▪ Blind spot detector
▪ Active Brake Assist
▪ The warning function when leaving the vehicle
▪ Preventive warning if people are recognized in the vicinity of a pedestrian crossing
▪ Active distance assistant DISTRONIC
In electric vehicles, aerodynamics are a key aspect. The EQA is the first Mercedes-Benz model to develop exclusively digital tools for aerodynamic refinement. Its cx coefficient is 0.28 thanks to its fully closed grille in the upper section, the aerodynamic design of the front apron and rear apron; and optimized aerodynamic tires.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: EQA 350 4MATIC
▪ Fuel: Electric propulsion
▪ Nominal power (electric) (DIN, ECE, SAE): 292 HP
▪ Torque (electric) (DIN, ECE, SAE): 520 Nm
▪ Maximum speed (km/h): 160
▪ Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 6 seconds
▪ 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive
▪ Driving Assistance Package
▪ Active distance assistant DISTRONIC
Standard paints: night black and polar white. Metallic paints: digital white, cosmos black, iridium silver, mountain gray, rose gold and denim blue.
Complete equipment of the EQA:
Electric Art Package
Reversing camera with PARKTRONIC
Navigation equipment with Electric Intelligence
High-Performance LED headlights with automatic route lights
Ambient lighting with 64 colors
45.7 cm (18 inch) format alloy wheels in 5-double-spoke design
Multifunction sports steering wheel in leather
Charging cable for mains plug box, 5m, smooth
Charging cable for Wallbox and public charging station, 5 m, smooth
Knee, driver, passenger, side and windowbags
Armrests in the rear seats
Lumbar support with 4-way adjustment
Front passenger’s seat with weight detector
Power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory function
Right front seat with power adjustment and memory function
Active Assistant Director
Active distance assistant DISTRONIC
PARKTRONIC parking assistance
Longitudinal bars on the roof, polished aluminium
Charging plug box
CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY
Reflective vest for the driver
Automatic air conditioning THERMOTRONIC
Sales sector control code
Center console storage compartment with shutter lid
Tire pressure monitoring
Backlit rear trim element
Backlit spiral effect elements
12 V plug in trunk
Extended standard equipment
Output warning function
Extended MBUX features
Lighting of the environment with projection of the brand logo
Rear seat belt status indication on the instrument display
Heated windshield washer
Galvanized steering wheel shift paddles
Windshield wipers with rain sensor
Series-specific badged threshold slats, illuminated and with interchangeable covers
Automatic route lights
Hard Drive Navigation
Paquete Advanced Plus PTD Electric Art
Seat comfort adjustment package
Lighting and visibility package
Parking package with reversing camera
Rear-view mirror package
Cargo compartment package
Sunshade with illuminated courtesy mirror
Fully enclosed Black Panel grille
Double cup holders
Acoustic protection of the environment
Vehicle Protection GUARD 360° PAY Driving Assistance Package
Chrome effect loading edge protector
Folding rear backrests
Interior mirror with automatic anti-glare function
Power folding exterior mirrors
SIMILE of ARTICO leather / Cupertino fabric bicolor gold pink / titanium gray Pearl
Direct current (dc) charging system
Advanced sound system
Wireless charging system for mobile devices in front
Lowered comfort undercarriage
Fully digital instrument cluster display