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Aside from unveiling its $2.7 million Project ONE Hypercar — Mercedes-Benz has revealed the EQA Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Riding on a 107.4-inch wheelbase, the Mercedes-Benz EQA Concept is a compact vehicle measuring in at 168.7 inches long, 71.3 inches wide and, 56.2 inches tall. The vehicle’s most striking feature is its interactive grille that changes graphics depending on the drive mode it’s in. In Sport mode, the panel shows a flame-like graphic in blue while in Sport Plus mode, it depicts a red Panamericana grille.

In terms of its engine, two electric motors around 200 kW combined or around 268 hp power the car, jumping from 0-to-62-mph acceleration time in about 5.0 seconds. On a single charge, the EQA can travel up to about 249 miles, and it can regain 100 km or 62 miles every 10 minutes using a fast charger. In addition to standard wall charging, the EQA will be compatible with inductive charging systems.

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA is designed for sporty performance with two driver-selectable drive options, Sport and Sport Plus, as well as offering different front to rear torque distribution for varied performance characteristics.

In other car-related news, MINI’s John Cooper works GP concept is built for the race track.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

scribbling by day, architect by night

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