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Mercedes unveils its Vision EQS concept as a vision of the future of the large electric luxury saloon, while embracing sustainability as a central strategy.

11 Sep 2019 | International News : Germany


Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Vision EQS concept car. Touted as a milestone on the way to the future, the concept car embodies how sustainability is becoming a central component of the brand's philosophy and a major aspect of its corporate strategy.

'One bow' proportion delivers a flowing yet powerful sculptured exterior design
The car is described as providing an outlook for the firm on the future of large, electric luxury saloons, while at the same time illustrating a vision of purpose-built electro-design. With the Vision EQS, Mercedes-Benz hopes to make a clear statement for the continued future of high-quality vehicles and self-determined driving.

With its stretched 'one bow' proportion, the Vision EQS takes the Progressive Luxury design philosophy of the EQ models by Mercedes-Benz into a new dimension, with a flowing yet powerful sculptured exterior design.

The prominent, continuous 'lightbelt' structures the exterior, with the resulting colour division at shoulder level creating the impression of a 'black panel' glass landscape floating on the silver vehicle body - a seamlessly connected vehicle surface from the striking EQ front grille to the rear.

Digital Light headlamps feature two holographic lens modules to deliver the serene gaze typical of a Mercedes
Futuristic features include the Digital Light headlamps, each with two holographic lens modules, integrated into the continuous 360-degree exterior lightbelt.

These not only lend the vehicle the serene gaze so typical of a Mercedes, but also allow an almost unlimited number of light variations.

The brand logo is also now seamlessly integrated into lightbelt, causing the brand's trademark to shine out in a new way.

The digital front grille houses a light matrix consisting of 188 individual LEDs, making a world first, and provides a new level in precise signalling. Once the black panel comes to life, the seemingly free-floating stars and pixels create a fascinating, three-dimensional effect.

Interior design is inspired by luxury yachts, with the cockpit enveloping occupants like the deck of a boat
In the interior, the Vision EQS takes its inspiration from the world of luxury yachts.

The entire dashboard blends with the body of the front trim section to form an interior sculpture. With its deep and open spatial architecture, the cockpit of the Vision EQS envelops the occupants like the deck of a boat. The fully integrated, embracing overall sculpture consists of the combined dashboard, centre console and armrests that float above the generous interior and gives an outlook on the interiors of future luxury saloons by the brand.

The choice of materials for the interior of the show car take Mercedes's use of sustainable materials further, with both traditional and technologically advanced materials. High quality DINAMICA microfibre made from recycled plastic bottles is used alongside native figured maple trim, while the material used for the roof liner was also created by adding a quantity of recycled ocean waste plastic, putting the use of sustainable materials on a whole new level.

The Vision EQS presents a large interior sculpture as a stage. Digital content can be experienced by immersion over the entire surface, creating an all-embracing atmosphere.

High quality recycled materials feature throughout the interior of the car
With electric motors at the front and rear axles, electric all-wheel drive with axle-variable torque distribution imbues the Vision EQS of dynamic performance, while safety comes courtesy of the installation of the battery deep in the vehicle floor between the axles.

A combined output of 462bhp and 760Nm of instantly available torque allow the Vision EQS to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in under 4.5 seconds.

The show car has an operating range of up to 700km based on the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure. With a 350kW charging point, the car is capable of charging its battery to 80% capacity in less than 20 minutes.
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