Mercedes showed luxury competitor Tesla Model SSeptember 10, 2019
Mercedes-Benz unveiled a prototype luxury electric Vision EQS sedan at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The serial version of the novelty, which will be able to compete with the Tesla Model S, Audi e-tron GT and the next Jaguar XJ, will debut in 2021.
At the heart of the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is a new platform, known under the internal designation MEA, which used high-strength steel, aluminum and composite materials. Subsequently, such a chassis will become the basis for an even more luxurious Maybach electric car, designed to compete with Rolls-Royce.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS drive two electric motors located on the front and rear axles. In total, the units give out 477 hp. and 760 Nm of torque. The electric car is able to accelerate from zero to one hundred in 4.5 seconds, and its maximum speed was 200 km per hour.
Thanks to the traction vector control system, the engine torque is transmitted individually to each of the wheels, which ensures “unprecedented grip and handling.” In addition, the concept received a special adaptive air suspension and an active body roll suppression system.
A set of batteries per 100 kWh allows you to travel more than 700 kilometers without recharging – 200 km more than the EQC crossover. With the help of a special quick recharging system for 350 kW, the battery reserve can be replenished from zero to 80% in just 20 minutes.
As for the exterior, its revealing features were special pivoting panels on the front and rear of the body, consisting of 188 and 229 separate LEDs. In total, about one thousand individual LED elements were used in the design of the exterior and interior of the novelty.
When developing the interior space, designers drew inspiration from the decoration of luxury yachts. In addition, the electric car received an innovative infotainment complex that gives an idea of the next-generation MBUX proprietary system. Finally, many elements of the car are made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles and plastic caught in the ocean.
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