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Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA glides into Frankfurt with spiral lighting

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA glid...
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Following on the Generation EQ concept shown last year, the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA continues with flowing lines, a lack of sharp edges, and a lot of lighting
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Following on the Generation EQ concept shown last year, the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA continues with flowing lines, a lack of sharp edges, and a lot of lighting
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA might have an innovative electric powertrain and some cool AWD control for varied driving conditions, but it’s the headlamps that really grab the attention
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The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA might have an innovative electric powertrain and some cool AWD control for varied driving conditions, but it’s the headlamps that really grab the attention
When moving, many of the exterior lighting elements of the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA can change color to match the driver's choice of driving mode
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When moving, many of the exterior lighting elements of the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA can change color to match the driver's choice of driving mode
Mercedes-Benz says that the Concept EQA is capable of 0-60 miles per hour in just five seconds, thanks to its twin-motor design and all-wheel drive platform
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Mercedes-Benz says that the Concept EQA is capable of 0-60 miles per hour in just five seconds, thanks to its twin-motor design and all-wheel drive platform
The batteries in the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA are modular in design, allowing the EQA to have over 60 kWh of capacity on board
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The batteries in the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA are modular in design, allowing the EQA to have over 60 kWh of capacity on board
The original design concept for the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA is based on the EQ series, which incorporates flowing lines with rounded edgework
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The original design concept for the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA is based on the EQ series, which incorporates flowing lines with rounded edgework
Mercedes has not said whether the Concept EQA will see production, but is obviously eyeing the compact crossover market with this EV
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Mercedes has not said whether the Concept EQA will see production, but is obviously eyeing the compact crossover market with this EV
Conceptual drawings of the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA have met reality with a physical model on the showroom floor at Frankfurt
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Conceptual drawings of the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA have met reality with a physical model on the showroom floor at Frankfurt
Total range for the car is about 400 km (249 miles) and with rapid charging, the car can be charged to a range of about 100 km (62 miles) in less than 10 minutes
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Total range for the car is about 400 km (249 miles) and with rapid charging, the car can be charged to a range of about 100 km (62 miles) in less than 10 minutes
With charging through both induction and wall plugs, the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA can be charged from a variety of sources and allows fast charging for quick top-ups
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With charging through both induction and wall plugs, the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA can be charged from a variety of sources and allows fast charging for quick top-ups
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
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Mercedes-Benz EQA debuts in Frankfurt
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA has an electric motor on each axle with a total system output of up to more than 200 kW (268 horsepower) and over 368 pound-feet (499 Nm) of torque
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The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA has an electric motor on each axle with a total system output of up to more than 200 kW (268 horsepower) and over 368 pound-feet (499 Nm) of torque
The rear tail lamps on the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA run the width of the car and are bolstered by more laser-activated lighting below, on the plate surround
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The rear tail lamps on the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA run the width of the car and are bolstered by more laser-activated lighting below, on the plate surround

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the Concept EQA, a compact coupe-style crossover that features two electric motors, a variable drivetrain, permanent all-wheel drive, and a Sensual Purity design motif. This all-electric concept has a range of up to 400 km (249 miles) per charge. Those headlights, though ...

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA might have an innovative electric powertrain and some cool AWD control for varied driving conditions, but it's the headlamps that really grab the attention. The LED headlights on the Concept EQA have a spiral shape that mesmerizes. They dominate the front end of the EQA without being the largest or most pronounced design element.

Surrounding those headlamps are more typical Mercedes design elements, including diamond-shaped grille edges, the large Mercedes-Benz three-point emblem, and a lower bumper-defining swoosh on the fascia. With the Concept EQA, however, these elements are purely aesthetic and are made up of both body shaping and lighting.

Just about everything on the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA lights up, actually. The front grille surround, Mercedes emblem, daytime running light edges, lower fascia accent, the side body panel edge to define the running board, rear fascia surround, and the rear tail lamps that run the width of the vehicle are all lit up. Most of these non-essential lights change color to match the driving dynamic of the driver-selected mode. All are laser-activated LED lights.

Underpinning all of this lighting is an innovative electric powertrain. It is based on the new EQ platform debuted with the Generation EQ in Paris last year. The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA has an electric motor on each axle with a total system output of up to more than 200 kW (268 horsepower) and over 368 pound-feet (499 Nm) of torque. Batteries in the EQA are scalable and the drivetrain operates in permanent all-wheel drive.

The lithium-ion batteries powering the Concept EQA are made by Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE, a subsidiary of Daimler. They are modular in design, allowing the EQA to have over 60 kWh of capacity on board. Charging is via induction or wallbox and plug, and the EQA is rapid-charge ready.

Total range for the car is about 400 km (249 miles) and with rapid charging, the car can be charged to a range of about 100 km (62 miles) in less than 10 minutes
Total range for the car is about 400 km (249 miles) and with rapid charging, the car can be charged to a range of about 100 km (62 miles) in less than 10 minutes

Mercedes says that the Concept EQA can leap from zero to 60 mph (92 km/h) in about five seconds. Total range for the car is about 400 km (249 miles) and with rapid charging, the car can be charged to a range of about 100 km (62 miles) in less than 10 minutes.

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA is designed for sporty performance. Low-slung batteries keep the center of gravity low, and axle-variable torque distribution in AWD give a strong driving performance dynamic. Two driver-selectable drive options, Sport and Sport Plus, offer different front to rear torque distribution for varied performance characteristics.

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA is on display in Frankfurt, Germany for the International Motor Show (IAA).

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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