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#Frankfurt2019 | Mercedes-Benz EQS built for an emission-free future

2019-09-11 08:56

Mercedes-Benz used the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show to highlight its intended plans for the future.

At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz will show the challenges of the future: sustainability is becoming a central component of the brand philosophy, and a major aspect of our corporate strategy. 

The show car already meets these aspirations today, and provides an outlook on future large, electric luxury saloons. At the same time, it illustrates a vision of purpose-built electro-design. 

With the Vision EQS, Mercedes-Benz is making a clear statement for the continued future of high-quality vehicles and self-determined driving.

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Small detail

Technologically futuristic features include the digial light headlights, 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 almost-unlimited configurations by Mercedes-Benz. 

The brand logo also has new tasks: 229 illuminated, individual stars form the seamlessly integrated lightbelt at the rear, causing the brand's trademark to shine out in a previously unknown way.

Interaction between the vehicle and its environment is not just limited to the lights in the VISION EQS. The digital front grille, which realises a light matrix consisting of 188 individual LEDs as a world first, 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.

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Intuitive Interaction

The VISION EQS presents a large interior sculpture as a stage for the future: digital content can be experienced by immersion over the entire surface, creating an all-embracing atmosphere. The blending of materials and information illustrates a possible intuitive interaction in the future.

The organically emerging displays and projection surfaces provide display space, as does the intelligent CONNECTED LIGHT that surrounds the occupants. Haptic highlights, such as the air vents integrated into the trim element like inlays, the sophisticated speaker covers in rosé gold and the fragrance flask encased in a decorative holder like a jewel round off the trendsetting interior of the VISION EQS and show exquisite craftsmanship.

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Performance

With electric motors at the front and rear axles and the battery integrated into the vehicle floor, the VISION EQS represents a very well-balanced vehicle concept. The basis for dynamic high-level performance and safety comes courtesy of the electric all-wheel drive with axle-variable torque distribution and a battery installed deep in the vehicle floor between the axles. Thanks to more than 350kW of output and immediately available torque of around 760Nm, the VISION EQS accelerates from 0-100km/h in under 4.5 seconds.

And not only the performance is impressive, as the outstanding energy efficiency also sets standards. As a result, thanks to an intelligent operating strategy, the show car has a comfortable operating range of up to 700km. Assuming a charging performance of 350kW, the show car recharges the battery to 80% in considerably less than 20 minutes.

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