Mercedes-Benz EQA vs BMW iX1 Spec Comparison: Which One Should You Buy?

The newly launched Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ is available for purchase at an ex-showroom price of Rs 66 lakh. On the other hand, the BMW iX1 electric SUV retails for Rs 66.90 lakh (ex-showroom).

By Reetika Bhatt | on July 9, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Mercedes-Benz has launched the much-awaited EQA, an all-electric SUV, in India. The premium German carmaker's smallest e-SUV in international markets, the EQA, is based on the petrol-powered GLA. It is positioned below the EQB, which has also received several significant updates. Although the global-spec EQA is available in four versions – EQA 250, EQA 250+, EQA 300 4Matic, and EQA 350 4Matic, the India-spec model comes in a single long-range 250+ variant. The new EQA 250+ competes with models such as the BMW iX1, Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Volvo XC40 Recharge. Here's a detailed comparison between the new Mercedes-Benz offering and the BMW iX1 to find out how they stack up against each other on various parameters. 

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Mercedes-Benz EQA vs BMW iX1 Spec Comparison: Price

BMW iX1 Front and Side View

Starting with the price, the newly launched Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ is available for purchase at an ex-showroom price of Rs 66 lakh. On the other hand, the BMW iX1 electric SUV, offered in a single fully loaded M Sport variant, retails for Rs 66.90 lakh (ex-showroom).

Mercedes-Benz EQA vs BMW iX1 Spec Comparison: Battery Pack Details

The electric drivetrain of the new Mercedes-Benz model is its key component. The EV is equipped with a 70.5kWh battery and a front-axle-mounted electric motor, generating 385Nm of peak torque and 188bhp of maximum power. It has a WLTP-certified driving range of 560 km. Performance-wise, the EQA offers a top speed of 160km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8.6 seconds. It is stated that the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in around 32 minutes, using up to 100kW of DC power. On top of that, it allows AC rapid charging up to 22kW.

Mercedes EQA Rear View

The iX1 is driven by a 66.4kWh battery pack and two electric motors. The electric SUV is touted to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds. Furthermore, the total power and torque output ratings are 308bhp and 494Nm, respectively. It supports up to 11 kW AC charging and 130 kW DC fast charging and has a WLTP-certified driving range of 440 km. Owners also receive an 11 kW AC wall charger, allowing them to fully charge their iX1 in 6.3 hours as opposed to 29 minutes with a 130 kW DC fast charger.

Mercedes-Benz EQA vs BMW iX1 Spec Comparison: Dimensions

BMW iX1 Rear View

In terms of dimensions, the EQA 250+ measures 4,463mm long, 1,834mm wide, and 1,624mm tall. The wheelbase and luggage compartment capacity stands at 2,729mm and 340 litres, respectively. 

Meanwhile, the dimensions of the iX1 are 4,500mm in length, 1,845mm in width, and 1,616mm in height. It can hold up to 490 litres of storage and has a 2,692mm wheelbase.

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Mercedes-Benz EQA vs BMW iX1 Spec Comparison: Feature List

Mercedes EQA Interior

The EQA inherits many amenities from its elder sibling, including a 10.25-inch driver display, a 12-speaker Burmester sound system, augmented reality navigation, a 360-degree camera, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the most recent version of the MBUX, a new AMG steering wheel, dual-zone climate controls, a wireless charging pad, intelligent recuperation function, adaptive cruise control, adaptive high-beam assist, active steering assist, multicoloured ambient lighting, adaptive cruise control, speed limit assist, emergency brake assist, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, and an anti-theft system.

BMW iX1 View Of Steering Console And Instrumentation

BMW offers the iX1 xDrive30 with a range of features such as 18-inch M light alloy wheels, 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, adaptive LED headlights, Digital Key Plus, park assist with reversing assistant, driving assistant with basic ADAS functions, wireless charging pad, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone temperature control, panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension, connected car features, powered front seats with memory settings, massage function, lumbar support, cruise control, ambient lighting, wireless phone charging, and USB Type-C charging ports.

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