The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 is coming Downunder with first deliveries due in June. It has an officially measured driving range of up to 480 km. Every Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 purchase includes a Chargefox subscription, with complimentary unlimited access to selected Ultra-Rapid and Rapid chargers for three years.

The EQA 250 SUV is powered by an asynchronous electric motor at the front axle with a rated output of 140 kW and 375 Nm. It can achieve from 10 to 80 per cent charge when using an optional installed Mercedes-Benz Wallbox in around four and a quarter hours. And from 10 to 80 per cent charge with a rapid charger in 30 minutes (DC connection with a 100kW supply).

It has adjustable damping suspension with multi-link rear, a direct steer system and DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode selection, and rides on eye-catching 19-inch AMG 5-twin spoke light-alloy wheels.

Inside, the EQA has the MBUX infotainment system, including voice control (‘Hey Mercedes’) and 10.25-inch centre touchscreen. A second 10.25-inch screen forms a customisable digital instrument cluster for the driver.

It has keyless entry and start, a powered tailgate with handsfree access, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. As well as wireless charging for selected mobile devices.

There are heated and electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, automatic climate control including remotely actuated pre-entry climate control, ARTICO upholstery and a leather multi-function sports steering wheel, and a DAB+ digital radio tuner.

For a limited time, the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 can be specified with an exclusive Edition 1 package, which includes a comprehensive selection of additional features and distinctive interior and exterior cosmetic enhancements.

This features 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels finished exclusively in matt copper only for the Edition 1 variant. AMG Line exterior trim and further gloss-black details.

Inside is Neva grey leather and CYBER CUT blue upholstery, backlit Spiral-look trim elements, blue stitching for the door panels and centre console, air vents in silver chrome and energy blue, sports multifunction steering wheel with flat bottom and perforated grips, AMG pedals, illuminated door sill panels, Edition 1 floor mats, and a unique vehicle key with copper-coloured surround.

The Mercedes-Benz EQA is available to order from April, with deliveries to commence from June 2021. It provides an enticing new entry point to the all-electric EQ family, priced at $76,800 (incl. GST and LCT). The exclusive Edition 1 package costs an additional $7300.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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