September 11, 2019 By C! Magazine Staff

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS: Future of luxury saloons

Mercedes-Benz presents its electric saloon at Frankfurt Motor Show

The future of Mercedes-Benz was highlighted by presenting the Vision EQS at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The Vision EQS provides an outlook on the future of large, electric saloons.

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 in ideal harmony.

The prominent, continuous “light belt” structures the exterior in a new way. The color division at shoulder level creates the impression of a black panel glass landscape floating on the silver vehicle body – a seamlessly connected vehicle surface from the striking EQ front grille to the rear.

To make it technologically futuristic, the Vision EQS has a digital light headlamps that have holographic lens modules connected to the 360-degree exterior light belt. It also allows an almost unlimited number of light variations that provide an outlook on future light configurations by Mercedes-Benz.

Interaction between the vehicle and its environment is not just limited to the lights in the Vision EQS. The digital front grille consists of 188 individual LEDs that provide a new level in precise signaling.

The interior the VISION EQS takes 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 interpreted into the future.

The entire dashboard blends with the body of the front trim section to form an interior sculpture. With its deep and open spatial architecture, the cockpit of the Vision EQS envelops the occupants like the deck of a boat. The fully integrated, embracing overall sculpture consisting of the combined dashboard, center console, and armrests floats above the generous interior and for the first time gives an outlook on the interiors of future luxury saloons by the brand.

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 electric engine has more than 350 kW power output and a torque of 561 lb-ft.

The Vision EQS also makes a clear statement for the continuation of driver-controlled vehicles. Mercedes-Benz will also be in a position to fulfill the desire for individual mobility and thrilling handling characteristics in the future.

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