The “mobility of the future” is a subject always on the forefront of any major car maker’s thoughts, especially one as innovative and creative as Mercedes-Benz. Each ear they come up with a new concept showcasing their latest ideas in this field, and here’s this year’s offering, the Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ, presented at the Paris Motor Show.
On the surface Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ looks like a fairly ugly crossover, or Coupe SUV as Mercedes likes to call it. But the importance of this concept is not about the skin, but rather what’s underneath that. What is under there is a powerful electric drive system consisting of two electric motors with variable outputs which can be set using scalable battery components. The peak power of this system is 300kW and a maximum torque of up to 700 Newton metres, and the range 500km.
Being a futuristic concept, the innovations of Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ are not limited to an electric powertrain. The concept also boasts an advanced construction made up of mix of steel, aluminium and carbon fibre, driver-oriented cockpit with touch-based controls and a floating wide-screen display, touch control on the steering wheel, OLED displays, modular instruments, ambient lighting, latest Car-to-X technology which can exchange information with the infrastructure and other vehicles, 3D real-time map display and…
“The mobility of the future at Mercedes-Benz will stand on four pillars: Connected, Autonomous, Shared und Electric. ‘Generation EQ’ is the logical fusion of all four pillars,” says Dr Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “The emission-free automobile is the future. And our new EQ brand goes far beyond electric vehicles. EQ stands for a comprehensive electric ecosystem of services, technologies and innovations.”