This Mercedes EQA has an impeccable design and in this AMG line that we have chosen for our fleet, it has a more sporty character. With zero CO2 emissions, it offers a fantastic driving experience, extremely comfortable and quiet, it has a great driving position with good front, side and rear visibility, a light and precise steering that gives us a lot of confidence. You can also count on a very smooth suspension and soundproofing that impresses with the absence of any kind of noise in addition to the tranquility you feel when driving it due to its sophisticated safety systems, characteristic of the Mercedes brand.
In its external lines and aesthetically, this car has a completely covered black front surface and has a beam of LED light that crosses from one end to the other and connects the front and rear optics of the car, which gives it some personality and that, especially at night, differentiates and leaves no one indifferent. It also has 19-inch AMG wheels, a panoramic sunroof that gives a special light to the entire cabin, tinted rear windows and roof bars in black.
In the interior, the materials are of enormous quality, it has upholstery in Artico leather with strong lumbar support, the front seats are heated if desired, automatic air conditioning, multisport leather steering wheel, backlit lighting in the interior finishes.
Still in the interiors, we must highlight the fantastic panoramic cockpit with two 10.25-inch high-resolution display screens, one for the instrument panel and the other for the sophisticated MBUX infotainment system with the possibility of making multiple configurations and whose interaction can be done by directly touching the display, the center console touchpad or by voice, having to start by saying “Hello Mercedes” to start the interaction and activate the system and express your wishes such as making a call to a contact from your smartphone , start navigating to a particular destination of interest or find out what the weather conditions are in any place, among other possibilities. We cannot fail to mention the navigation system with augmented reality that will make driving much easier.
You can also charge your smartphone wirelessly. To increase your pleasure on the journey and be able to listen to your favorite playlist or the radio, this Mercedes EQA offers you a Burmester high-quality surround sound system.
Regarding the habitability, it is balanced front and back, has an iso-fix system for children and has a luggage compartment of about 340 liters, which can reach 1320 liters with the folding of the rear seats.
But and because we are talking about an electric car it is very important to know what you can count on. In terms of autonomy, it is always a bit relative because it depends on the type of driving and the type of trip, in urban circuit, road or highway, but in general we can say that in WLTP cycle you can count on 430 km autonomy with an average of 17 kW/h for every 100km travelled. However, in urban circuits and with efficient management supported by braking and deceleration regeneration systems, it can even exceed these 430 km of autonomy. The paddles on the steering wheel can help you with that battery management as they allow you to increase the regenerative mode in certain situations. When using, for example, the (D-) on the left side of the steering wheel, the car's engine brakes by itself, saving the brake and increasing regeneration and consequently battery autonomy. The lever on the right side (D+) reduces the friction of the car on the road. On the highway and with an average consumption of 20 kW/h, it allows a range of approximately 350 km.
To charge this Mercedes EQA, which is equipped with a 66.5 kWh battery, you can use the charging stations where it charges at a maximum power of 100 kWh a charge from 10 to 80% of the battery in just over 30 minutes and in a charging station up to 50kW/h will be about 1 hour. If you choose to charge the car with alternating current, this car is capable of charging up to 11 kW/hour which allows a wall-box to charge in about 6/7 hours. In a conventional outlet it charges an average of up to 2.2 kW/h, needing about 30 hours.
With regard to safety, this EQA offers you everything you need to travel with maximum peace of mind and comfort. With its Driving Assistance Pack it has cameras, radars and ultrasounds that capture the surrounding area, providing the necessary support to the situation by adapting the speed, direction and in case of risk of collision. Data from maps, navigation and Live Traffic are considered to evaluate routes and traffic in real time. This information is all interconnected in an intelligent way. This means that on a trip behind the wheel of this car you can feel much greater protection for yourself and for those traveling with you, as well as for other users who are on the road.
In addition to everything we have already mentioned, it also comes equipped with a Parking System with a Reverse Camera, Electric Luggage Compartment, Adaptive High Beam Assistant, High Performance LED Headlights, Cruise Control, among others.
In summary, the Mercedes EQA is a surprising 100% electric car that already allows you to plan a trip on urban circuits or on the road with greater freedom and peace of mind. A very balanced model where comfort, safety, technology, and soundproofing stand out. For a country the size of Portugal, it is indeed a tempting proposal for those who are increasingly concerned with issues of sustainable mobility.