Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS show car
The VISION EQS in brief
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS: A trailblazer for the entire Mercedes-Benz EQ family. The study provides an outlook on a new dimension in sustainable luxury.
Moving people: Mercedes-Benz stands for mobility and progress. The Vision EQS show car points the way to the future of Mercedes-Benz. Because two things are timeless: the need for transportation and the desire for the exceptional.
Rousing enthusiasm: The VISION EQS creates a connection between rationality and emotion. It presents a thrilling, futuristic design for EQ models from Mercedes-Benz. Its “one bow” proportion and dramatic fluidity are stylistic heralds of a new generation of electric Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Experiencing the future: The generous spaciousness and new control concept of the Vision EQS show car provides a physical preview of the intuitive and digital interior along with the Advanced MBUX for future luxury sedans. A clear, flowing design idiom makes the individual parts of the entire dashboard blend into an integrated interior sculpture.
Technology taken further: In a sustainable future, our customers will want a sedan that fits their needs in regards to comfort, design and technology. The VISION EQS combines these in a concept for a fully-electric vehicle in the luxury segment.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS show car: Lasting beauty that moves.
The Vision EQS, a milestone on the way to the future of Mercedes-Benz. At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz will address the challenges of the future with a focus on sustainability, in relation to it becoming a central component of the brand philosophy, and a major aspect of our corporate strategy. The show car is able to meet these aspirations today while providing a new outlook for future large, electric luxury sedans, and illustrating 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. Supreme craftsmanship, emotive design, luxurious materials and individual driving pleasure will continue to be sought after. Now and in the future, luxury above all stands for personal freedom.
Seamless, digital and electric – the design
With its innovative, stretched “one bow” proportion, the VISION EQS takes the Progressive Luxury design philosophy of the EQ models by Mercedes-Benz into a new dimension. The flowing yet powerful sculptured effect of the exterior design gives the show car its majestic appearance – luxurious generosity and aerodynamic elegance working together in harmony.
The prominent “lightbelt” structures the exterior in a new way. The resulting color division at shoulder level creates the impression of a “black panel” glass landscape floating on the silver vehicle body – resulting in a seamlessly connected vehicle surface from the striking EQ front grille to the rear.
In an innovative way, the VISION EQS appears both sensuously elegant and dramatically charged with this design.
Technical gems – precision in detail
Technologically, futuristic features include the DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps, each with two holographic lens modules, integrated into the continuous 360-degree exterior lightbelt. These not only lend the vehicle its serene gaze, but also allow an almost unlimited number of light variations that provide a preview for future light configurations by Mercedes-Benz.
The brand logo has also taken on new tasks: 229 illuminated, individual stars form the seamlessly integrated lightbelt at the rear, allowing the brand’s logo to shine in a new way.
Interaction between the vehicle and its environment is not limited to the lights on the VISION EQS. The world first digital front grille, contains a light matrix consisting of
188 individual LEDs that provides a new level in precise signaling. Once the black panel comes to life, the seemingly free-floating stars and pixels create a fascinating, three- dimensional effect.
Atmospheric generosity in the interior
For the interior, the VISION EQS draws its inspiration from the world of luxury yachts. The clear, flowing design idiom creates a new level of serenity – and with it the vision of modern luxury is interpreted into the future.
For the first time the entire dashboard blends with the body of the front trim to form an interior sculpture. With its deep and open spatial architecture, the cockpit of the VISION EQS envelops the occupants, similar to the deck of a boat. The fully integrated overall sculpture consists of the combined dashboard, center console and armrests that float above the generous interior. The VISION EQS interior design provides a glimpse into the interiors of future luxury sedans by the brand.
The choice of materials for the interior of the show car ensures a special ambience. Mercedes-Benz has systematically developed the use of sustainable materials, using both traditional and technologically advanced materials. High-quality DINAMICA microfiber in crystal white made from recycled PET bottles is used alongside native figured maple trim. Additionally, the interior utilizes artificial leather with a finely structured surface similar to nappa leather. The material used for the roof liner comes from a special project: a high-quality textile that was created by adding a quantity of recycled “ocean waste” plastic, taking the use of sustainable materials to a whole new level.
Intuitive Interaction – Advanced MBUX
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, along with 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 showcase exquisite craftsmanship and round out the trendsetting interior of the VISION EQS.
Into a fully-electric future with 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 469 hp of output and immediately available torque of around 560 lb-ft, the VISION EQS accelerates from 0-60 mph in under 4.5 seconds.
In addition to the impressive performance, the outstanding energy efficiency is setting a new standard. Thanks to an intelligent operating strategy, the show car has a comfortable operating range of up to 700 km (est. 435 mi) according to WLTP.
Assuming a charging performance of 350 kW, the show car recharges the battery to 80% in less than 20 minutes.
“With the Vision EQS technology platform, Mercedes-Benz is opting for a completely new, fully-variable battery-electric drive platform. This is in many respects scalable and usable on a cross-model basis: thanks to the modern modular system, the wheelbase and track, as well as all other system components, and especially the battery, are variable and therefore suitable for a wide range of different vehicle concepts. As well as from in-house development and production expertise, Mercedes-Benz benefits from a group and model series-wide modular strategy for alternative drive systems, and direct access to key components for e-mobility. For example, the highly-efficient lithium-ion battery comes from the Daimler subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE.
As is the case with modern series production models by Mercedes-Benz, the vehicle structure is based on an intelligent multi-material mix of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, along with sustainable materials made from recyclates. This optimally meets the requirements with respect to lightweight design, strength, cost efficiency and sustainability.
The VISION EQS makes a clear statement for the continuation of driver-controlled vehicles. To this end the show car demonstrates the bandwidth of the platform with its clear focus on the driver. Mercedes-Benz will also be in a position to fulfill the desire for individual mobility and thrilling handling characteristics in the future. At the same time the Vision EQS show car supports the driver with highly-automated driving at Level 3, e.g. on longer highway journeys. Thanks to the modular sensor systems, the level of autonomy can be extended up to fully-automated driving in the future.
Mercedes me Charge for sustainability here and now
Mercedes-Benz is aspiring to a CO2-neutral new car fleet in 20 years. This means a fundamental transformation of the company in less than three product cycles. The way towards sustainable mobility is therefore innovation – with a comprehensive approach. The aim is to rouse customer enthusiasm for climate-neutral mobility and emission-free driving.
In some regions, and depending on how it is generated, electric power is a very significant source of CO2 over the life cycle of an electric car. Accordingly Mercedes-Benz seeks to encourage customers to charge their cars with “green” energy. Solutions such as Mercedes me Charge make it possible for car drivers to conveniently charge their vehicles at many different public charging stations in Europe, wherever possible with energy from renewable sources.
With IONITY, a joint venture between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen group with Audi and Porsche, Mercedes-Benz also offers its customers convenient access to an efficient rapid-charging infrastructure along major European traffic arteries. More than 100 of the 400 charging parks planned in Europe by 2020 are already in operation.