The prestigious car brand, Mercedes-Benz recently revealed the VISION EQS— a trailblazer for the entire Mercedes-Benz EQ family. 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.
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 “light belt” 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.
Precision in the Detail
Technologically, futuristic features include the DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps, each with two holographic lens modules, integrated into the continuous 360-degree exterior light belt. 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 light belt 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 provide 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.
A Generous 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 ambiance. 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.
An Electric Future
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.