At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt Mercedes-Benz will show the challenges of the future: sustainability.

Sustainability is becoming a central component of Mercedes’ brand philosophy, and a major aspect of its corporate strategy.

The Vision EQS already meets these aspirations today, and provides an outlook on future large, electric luxury saloons. At the same time it illustrates 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.

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 “lightbelt” structures the exterior in a new way. The resulting colour 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.

In an innovative way, the Vision EQS appears both sensuously elegant and dramatically charged with this design.

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 the serene gaze so typical of a Mercedes, but also allow an almost unlimited number of light variations that provide an outlook on future light configurations by Mercedes-Benz. 

The brand logo also has new tasks: 229 illuminated, individual stars form the seamlessly integrated lightbelt at the rear, causing the brand’s trademark to shine out in a previously unknown way.

Interaction between the vehicle and its environment is not just limited to the lights in the Vision EQS.

The digital front grille, which realises a light matrix consisting of 188 individual LEDs as a world first, provides a new level in precise signalling. Once the black panel comes to life, the seemingly free-floating stars and pixels create a fascinating, three-dimensional effect.

In 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.

For the first time 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, centre 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.

The choice of materials for the interior of the show car also ensures a special ambience.

Mercedes-Benz has systematically developed the use of sustainable materials further, and uses both traditional and technologically advanced materials.

High-quality Dynamica microfibre in crystal white is used alongside native figured maple trim. This is made from recycled PET bottles.

Also used is 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 was created by adding a quantity of recycled “ocean waste” plastic, putting the use of sustainable materials on a wholly new level.

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.

Thanks to more than 350 kW of output and immediately available torque of around 760 newton metres, the VISION EQS accelerates from 0-100 km/h in under 4.5 seconds.

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