Fantastic Mercedes Vision AVTR concept hits the road

Fantastic Mercedes Vision AVTR concept hits the road

September 28, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Mercedes-Benz showed the “symbiotic” car Vision AVTR live. Sometimes confused with CGI, this is undoubtedly one of the most impressive concept cars of the German brand.

The Mercedes Vision AVTR concept impressed the public when it was unveiled earlier this year. The description of “otherworldly” is quite appropriate for her, since the concept was inspired by the movie “Avatar”, which takes place on a fictional exo planet called Pandora. AVTR stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation, and the technologies featured inside and outside the Vision AVTR live up to this description.

In the video, Mercedes shares some of the innovations that have been incorporated into the AVTR’s design. Driving this concept car is hardly driving given the lack of pedals and steering wheel in principle. Instead, the cabin, which uses recycled materials, has a central pulsating unit to control and power the AVTR, which can be shifted sideways up to 30 degrees, allowing the so-called “crab mode” to be activated.

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“We wanted to create a car that is not alien to the environment, which is almost part of the environmental ecosystem,” explained Gorden Wagener, Chief Designer at Daimler.

While Mercedes immediately conjures up images of luxury vehicles such as the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG E63 charged sedan, Wagener says he sees the company as more than just a car brand, but a leading luxury brand that can be combined with other areas of the industry such as entertainment.

From the driving side of the AVTR on the road, it is unlike any four-wheel vehicle, and thanks to the location of the central controller, the passenger can easily take over the driver’s duties. It all happens in silence, thanks of course to the AVTR electric motor with a total output of 469 horsepower.

Designer Alexander Dang details one of the most notable exterior features of the AVTR – a series of 33 “bionic flaps” on the back that can be moved in multiple directions. They give the car a unique expressive appearance and have aerodynamic advantages, changing their movements depending on the braking and other actions of the driver.

The rounded lines are reminiscent of the stunning Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS, but the AVTR looks even more impressive. For Dang, the AVTR design began with a few sketches as the team watched a movie together, using the painting as inspiration.