Where does the deluxe vehicle go next off, not simply when it pertains to what’s under the hood, but in a brand-new age of layout, autonomy, and also sustainability? That’s the concern Mercedes-Benz has actually laid out to respond to at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, with the VISION EQS idea previewing one possibility and also the future of the car manufacturer’s Progressive Luxury design language.
It’s absolutely striking. Mercedes explains the VISION EQS’ proportions as “one bow”: a flowing, shaped visual that practically looks as though it’s been molded from a solitary item of metal.
Through that is punctuated distinctive lighting, from an LED “lightbelt” across the shoulder line of the concept, to the DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps. Each of those get a pair of holographic lens components, while the fascia itself integrates 229 individually-illuminated stars. The front grille is a 188 LED matrix, each a determine radiating with the gloss black panel.
Inside there’s a similar feeling of drama. There, Mercedes claims the inspiration is deluxe yachts, with long moving lines. The dashboard blends with the front trim, stretching about and after that stressed with drifting armrests and also a center console. The VISION EQS then forecasts that space with electronic graphics, while organically-emerging display screens sprout from the surfaces.
It’s not simply lavish, though, it’s designed to be green somehow. Clearly, no one is going to confuse a huge deluxe cars and truck as being completely environmentally-friendly, however Mercedes claims it has actually utilized eco materials where it can. The DINAMICA microfiber, for example, is really made of recycled PET bottles; it rests together with genuine maple trim.
Artificial leather, as well, is executed, with a surface area finish like that of kappa natural leather. The roofing system liner is a textile that files a claim against recycled “ocean waste” plastic, a nice nod to the boating theme. What’s noteworthy is that none of these materials are over-the-top or unwise: Mercedes could, if it (and also its consumers) intended to, start applying them in manufacturing automobiles relatively promptly.
Under the curvy skin, there are electric motors front and rear. Powered by a battery in the floor-plan of the VISION EQS, they supply more than 469 horsepower and also around 560 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes states that would certainly be enough to send the idea from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 secs. Variety could clock in at as much as 435 miles on the WLTP cycle, on the other hand, with an 80-percent fee in under 20 minutes on a 350 kW battery charger.
Full throttle would certainly be over 124 miles per hour, as well as the dual-motor arrangement can permit variable torque distribution front to back relying on the demands of the roadway. Mercedes imagines a Degree 3 semi-autonomous driving system as well, though the modular style of the VISION EQS modern technology system can enable a more capable Degree 4/5 platform to be installed in the future.
Certainly modularity is a vital part of the whole concept– as well as, Mercedes states, of its EVs looking forward. “With the Vision EQS innovation platform, Mercedes-Benz is choosing a totally new, fully-variable battery-electric drive system,” the car manufacturer discusses. “This remains in lots of respects scalable and usable on a cross-model basis: many thanks to the modern-day modular system, the wheelbase and also track, along with all other system elements, and specifically the battery, vary and also as a result appropriate for a variety of various vehicle ideas.”
How much of this could end up in future Mercedes production autos, like a flagship S-Class car? That remains to be seen; the automaker so far has just one full-EV in its variety, the 2020 EQC SUV, however many of its designs are readily available as hybrid as well as plug-in crossbreed versions. This VISION EQS is referred to as “an innovator” for the EQ family, though we might be some time prior to such a car is practical.