Mercedes-Benz’s Concept EQA Is Like An Electric VW Scirocco

The Concept EQA is Mercedes‘ first ever all-electric EQ C-segment concept car, powered by two electric motors and boasting an evolution of the automaker’s Sensual Purity design language.

Unveiled in Frankfurt, the Concept EQA boasts a total system output of over 200 kW (272 PS), with the permanent all-wheel drive system taking care of the front to rear torque distribution.

“With the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA, our electric initiative is gathering pace: by 2022 Mercedes-Benz cars will have more than ten all-electric vehicles on the market,” stated Daimler boss, Dr Dieter Zetsche.

In terms of design, the Concept EQA has a shape that brings to mind VW’s Scirocco while relying on a drastic reduction in sharp edges and lines, as well as the addition of a spiral-shaped light signet. The black panel at the front acts as a “virtual” radiator grille, and changes according to the selected drive program. For example, if the car is in “Sport”, the grille depicts a flaming wing, whereas “Sport Plus” brings out vertical struts in the style of a Panamericana radiator grille.

In order to get going, the Concept EQA needs to be charged via induction or wall box, and is also ready for rapid charging. Depending on the battery capacity installed, the concept’s 60 kWh battery system offers a range of around 400 km (248 miles).

“The progressive vehicle concept of the Concept EQA combines impressive dynamism with a long range that is ideal for day-to-day driving, and is based on an architecture exclusively developed for the battery-electric models,” added Daimler board member, Ola Kallenius.

As for the first series-produced model belonging to the EQ product brand, it’s going to be the EQC, scheduled to come out of the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant, in 2019, and will be based on the Concept EQ exhibited in Paris last year.

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  • Dennis James

    They couldn’t have designed a more boring car. If the concept is this boring, imagine the production car 🙂

    • Bash

      Doesn’t look boring to me! 🙂 looks simple, which is good, but not boring.

      • Facebook User

        Agreed. This is a good looking concept.

  • Bash

    Looks very ready for production to me!

    • exeptor

      The overall shape maybe, but all the light elements are just not realistic for production.

      • Bash

        ok, thats true.

      • Bob

        They’d gain more of my respect if they managed to make it work for production. I don’t think it’s too far off personally when you consider BMW’s rear-light graphics on the facelift M4.

      • atomiccow

        Proportionally, it would transfer to production well at least. The size of the green house and overhangs are realistic. It seems odd it only has two doors though.

        • supermanuel

          A 3-door option was the glaring omission from the standard A Class range. I hope they go for it with the EQA.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Not necessarily but they would really drain your batteries.

  • Kagiso Mutlaneng

    Looks good! Tweak it here and there and get this into production!

  • Vassilis

    I hope they’re basing the A-Class on this.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    it’s an ‘EVERY CAR’ design..

  • Facebook User

    I honestly feared that when manufacturers moved to electric, the designs will become boring but the concepts from Audi / Skoda and Merc here in Frankfurt gives me hope that they could be misguided fears. I know production version will be toned down but I now feel most are now willing to put most of the cues of concepts into production. Great times

  • Braddo

    I first thought Hyundai i30 next gen

  • Tinky-Winky

    I think the coolest design feature are the spiral lights.

  • Wrong Car Company?

    For some reason it just looks like something Opel might design and not Mercedes-Benz.

  • fabri99

    It kind of bothers me that it has no…corners. It’s original, which is good, but I just can’t picture it in real life.

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  • sidewaysspin

    Mercedes is always a bit limited in design because they all have to have that Mercedes look, kind of like the windows have to look like a leaf or something with those acute angles they limit themselves too much.

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  • ediotsavant

    If I hadn’t read the title, I swore I was looking at a Hyundai.

  • Enter Ranting

    It’s battery powered, so naturally you’d want a lot of gratuitous range-reducing lights on the outside.

  • roy

    Profile reminds me of alfa guiletta

  • Honda NSX-R

    Looks nice.

  • SENSUAL PURITY?
    TURN OFF THE BLING LIGHTING TO GET SOME EXTRA MILEAGE IN A PINCH.