Mercedes' Vision EQS is a peek at its EV future

Marco Green
Сентября 11, 2019

That's all good, but things start to get really interesting when we look at car's design. This fully electric S-Class of the future has been previewed in this auto, the Vision EQS.

The Vision EQS gets electric motors on the front and rear axles and the battery has been integrated into the vehicle floor.

Exterior features include the Digital Light headlights, each boasting two holographic lens modules, integrated into the previously-mentioned lightbelt - this allows for an nearly unlimited number of light variations that preview what future Mercedes models will be like in terms of light configurations. But the main talking point is the grille that consists of 188 individual LEDs at the black panel section, along with digital headlights that lends a 3D effect to the front area.

Inside there's a similar sense of drama. While luxury yachts served as inspiration for the four-seater interior on the EQS, the concept also comes with fabric woven from the ocean waste plastic for the roof lining. The dashboard blends with the front trim, stretching around and then punctuated with floating armrests and a center console.

The EQS cabin is also one of digital indulgence, where digital content can be experienced by immersion over the entire surface.

It's not just lavish, though, it's created to be green in some way.

It follows the EQC, EQA and EQB as Mercedes-Benz's fourth all-electric model, but is the first to feature a dedicated steel, aluminium and carbon-fibre platform, dubbed MEA (Modular Electric Architecture) internally. Inside you'll also find crystal white Dinamica microfibre, used alongside native figured maple trim.

Artificial leather, too, is implemented, with a surface finish like that of kappa leather. In short, this means they're cooler than your car's lights.

The new electric platform enables the Vision EQS to have different proportions from a traditional sedan's - the bonnet is shorter, the windscreen is set well forward, and the rear end is quite low by today's standards. On paper, it can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4.5 seconds, will max out somewhere above 200 km/h (124 mph), and features a range of up to 700 km (435 miles).

Top speed would be above 124 miles per hour, and the dual-motor configuration could allow for variable torque distribution front to rear depending on the demands of the road.

The Mercedes Vision EQS will also come with Level 3 autonomous systems, which allow full autonomy only in certain conditions. The Vision EQS has more than 350 kW (469 hp) of output power and a fully variable all-wheel drive.

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