Looking to indicate the future of mobility, Mercedes-Benz has showcased the most striking representation of its vision of future mobility in the form of the Concept EQ. With the appearance of a sporty SUV, the concept gives a preview of a new generation of electric vehicle.
The Concept EQ unites SUV styling with elements of a coupe and a dash of shooting brake at the rear end. The squat, elongated greenhouse results in muscular proportions.
The new electro-look is the result of a flowing transition from the gleaming black bonnet across the windscreen to the dark-tinted panoramic roof – a contrast to the silver paintwork.
The Concept EQ features two electric motors on the front and rear axles and a battery in the vehicle floor. The combined horsepower output is rated at 402bhp with a driving range of 500km.
Thanks to all-wheel drive with axle-variable torque distribution and maximum torque of up to 700Nm, the Concept EQ can accelerate to 100kmph in under five seconds.
The Concept is ready both for charging at home by induction or wall box and for fast charging. Significantly reduced charging times will come with the introduction of fast charging by the Combined Charging System (CCS).
In the transfer to series production, Mercedes benefits not only from its in-house development and production expertise, but also from the Group's cross-model-series modular strategy for alternative drive systems.
The high-efficiency lithium-ion battery originates from the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. Thanks to their modular design, the battery systems have a model-specific total capacity of over 94bhp.