The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA has been revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show as Mercedes rolls-out our firts look at their compact electric hatchback.
Similar in size, but with a longer wheelbase, to the current Mercedes A-Class, the Concept EQA is probably a very good hint at a production car we’re going to see from Mercedes in a couple of year’s time.
The front end has a set of sleek headlights and a grille which changes depending on what mode you’re driving in – Sport of Sport Plus – with a ‘Wing’ design in Sport mode and full ‘AMG’ look in Sport Plus.
Mercedes are claiming a range of around 250 miles for the EQA, but that will depend on the exact spec, and it looks like Mercedes will be offering a selection of power outputs when the EQA arrives.
A power pack of around 60kWh seems to be likely, and Mercedes say the EQA can offer up to 268bhp, with its pair of electric motors – one on each axle – which should see the EQA hitting 62mph somewhere in the 5.0 second range.
Gorden Wagener, Daimler’s Chief Designer, said:
With our Concept EQA we have reinterpreted our design philosophy of Sensual Purity and developed the Modern Luxury into a Progressive Luxury for our EQ brand. We eliminated creases and lines and reached the next level of purity.
With its stunning proportions, seamless flowing surfaces, combined with stimulating graphics using high tech black panels, it is definitively a bold design statement: this car is simply sexy.
With big plans for electrification at Mercedes, we’re likely to see the EQA as a production model in the next couple of years.