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Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS is the Ultimate Future Baller Car

Besides the Concept EQG, the folks at Daimler also unveiled the Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS, giving us a glimpse of the first fully electric series-production model for brand.

The SUV concept vehicle is based on the modular architecture for luxury- and executive-class electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz and takes the exclusivity of Maybach into a locally emission-free future.

Design

Design wise, a dynamic silhouette extends the entire length of the vehicle, starting with a low front end, flowing tautly over the sloping A-pillar and roof contour and incorporating the airflow break-away edge of the rear spoiler.

Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS

While the upright black panel front flows seamlessly into the wraparound bonnet and headlights, the LED light units showcase the lighting with individual diamond blocks framed with a fine-knit mesh of the Maybach emblem.

The filigree, vertical Maybach pinstripes in an elegant, three-dimensional effect are chrome-plated and characterise the cooler with its new, innovative Black Panel technology.

Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS

Elegantly chrome-plated, filigree louvres are also found on the air intake in the bumper. This eye-catching design element is taken up again below the licence plate holder in the bumper at the rear.

Generously dimensioned 24-inch light-alloy wheels in the Maybach “bowl” design emphasise the exclusive appearance of the all-electric SUV.

Cabin

Inside, the front seats show parallels to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The two individual rear seats are also inspired by the S-Class. Further complementing the interior is the High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System.

Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS

The centre console appears to float like a continuous ribbon from the cockpit to the rear seats, creating a particularly light and elegant impression of space with plenty of freedom of movement.

Another unexpected contrast is brought to the interior by a fashion-inspired, progressive textile of the highest quality. It is used generously around the rear-seat area, while flashes of it also appear in further details in the interior.

Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS

Another highlight in the interior is the MBUX Hyperscreen with Maybach-specific display styles and content.

Gigantic curved screen

This large, curved screen unit extends almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a glass cover and appear to merge into one.

The 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area. With adaptive software thanks to artificial intelligence, MBUX adapts completely to its user.

Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS

The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS is based on the modular architecture for luxury- and executive-class electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz.

Another one

A further all-electric model is also set to appear on this basis, the EQS SUV, which will go into series production in 2022, even before the Maybach.

Here, too, the electric powertrain ensures exceptionally smooth and quiet running and provides for a new level of calm and relaxation in the interior.

According to WLTP, ranges of around 600 kilometres are planned for the Mercedes EQS SUV architecture.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG Looks Ready for Production

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The folks at Stuttgart have taken the wraps off the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG, which is a near-production study of an all-electric model variant of the G-Class.

Visually, the concept car combines the unmistakably striking look of the G-Class with selected design elements typical of all-electric models from Mercedes as contrasting highlight.

4×4 qualities

The 4×4 qualities of the “G” will not only find their way into the age of electric mobility, but will be developed even further in some areas.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

The Concept EQG thus offers a promising preview of what a Mercedes-Benz G-Class with battery-electric drive will be capable of.

The Concept EQG is also very much in the design tradition of the model series and can be recognised at first glance as a G-Class.

The near-production study adopts the G-Class’ angular silhouette including its iconic elements. Illuminated stripes make the robust exterior protective strips stand out visually.

Design

Instead of a radiator grille, this all-electric variant features a continuous deep black radiator grille. In this Black Panel Grille, the illuminated star with 3D effect sets a striking accent.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

The Concept EQG also rides on 22-inch polished aluminium alloy wheels in an exclusive design.

Instead of the usual spare wheel cover, there is a lockable box with white illuminated accents on the rear door, whose design is reminiscent of a wallbox.

Another highlight of the exterior design is the flat roof rack in high-gloss black. The central element of its minimalist design is the centrally shaped “G”, which is unmistakable in the top view.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

The chassis design remains extremely off-road capable, as is typical of the G-Class with independent suspension on the front axle and a rigid axle at the rear, newly developed for the integration of the electric drive.

Powertrain

With four electric motors close to the wheels and individually controllable, the vehicle will offer unique driving characteristics both on- and off-road.

As with any real 4×4, the Concept EQG’s off-road reduction can be activated via a shiftable 2-speed gearbox in order to meet the high “G”-specific off-road requirements with confidence.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

Equipped in this way, the fully electrically powered version of the G-Class will face the legendary test track on the 1445-metre high Schöckl mountain in Graz at the end of its development into a series model.

Peppered with gradients of up to 60 degrees, the 5.6-kilometre route has always been regarded in the international off-road scene as one of the world’s greatest challenges for man and technology.

Conquering Mount Schockl

After successfully conquering it, the electric “G” will also be able to adorn itself with the “Schöckl proved” quality certificate that is obligatory for the 463 series.

And like its conventionally-driven brothers, it will also shine with a climbing capacity of up to 100 per cent on suitable ground.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG

The design advantages of the electric drive also play into its favour, making it ideally suited for off-road vehicles and ambitious off-road operations. The batteries integrated into the ladder frame ensure a low centre of gravity.

Since the electric motors provide their maximum torque practically with the first revolution, an all-electric off-road vehicle like the Concept EQG and the later production model boast enormous pulling power and controllability – which also proves to be an advantage on steep slopes and deep terrain.

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All-New Renault Megane E-Tech Electric Makes World Debut

Renault Megane E-Tech

Inspired by the Morphoz concept car in 2019, the all-new Renault Megane E-Tech electric car has finally made its world debut at the ongoing IAA Munich Mobility Show 2021.

The all-new Mégane E-Tech Electric will be the first model to be 100% ‘Made in ElectriCity’, Renault Group’s new industrial hub located in the North of France.

First model with ‘Nouvel R’ logo

Renault Megane E-Tech

Standing as the first model of the new generation of Renault’s EV native cars, the Mégane E-Tech Electric is also the first model to bear the brand’s new ‘Nouvel’R’ logo.

With the extended wheelbase (2.70m for a total length of 4.21m) and reduced overhang offered by the new CMF-EV modular platform, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric features a battery that is thinner than ever (only 110mm).

Exterior

Exterior highlights include large 20-inch wheels, protective strips on the lower body and wheel arches, a high beltline, wide tracks, and flush door handles.

Renault Megane E-Tech

For a more personal touch, it can also come in a two-tone finish with the roof, pillars, and – depending on the chosen trim – the side mirror guards in Schist Grey, Diamond Black, or Glacier White, enabling 30 possible combinations.

Equipped with high-tech lights and new light signature, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric comes to life when you approach it, displaying a unique welcome sequence that is enhanced by a string of light and sound effects.

Funky lights

At the front, daytime running lamps appear to extend beyond the projectors and continue their path up to the side air vents on the shield.

Renault Megane E-Tech

At the rear, numerous laser-cut micro-optic fibres laid in criss-crossing lines create an intriguing 3D-like shimmer effect. In addition to the elegant indicators, the brake lights are displayed in two clear lines, much like a ‘pause’ sign.

The lights also adapt to changes in weather such as rain or fog via a switch located on the dashboard and serve as fog lights. Dynamic indicator lights round out the full range of ultra-modern and stylish lighting features.

Interior

Interior space and comfort have been increased thanks to the absence of a drive-shaft tunnel, gear stick and control panel usually integrated on the centre console.

Renault Megane E-Tech

The brand-new OpenR single screen combines the digital instrument panel and central console multimedia screen.

The ‘instrument panel’ section of the OpenR screen accommodates four different driver displays according to their priorities: driving layout, navigation layout, zen layout, and battery layout.

100% recyled material inside

While the upholstery on the entry trim level is made entirely out of 100% recycled materials, the boot boasts a total volume of 440 litres while the charging cables have their own 22-litre storage area accessible via a removable boot floor panel.

Renault Megane E-Tech

Boot capacity can be increased with the rear seats folded down in a 60:30 format and the front passenger seat folded up.

The central armrest can slide back and forward to offer a convenient storage space housing two USB-C ports and a 12V socket. Two more USB-C ports for 2nd row passengers are located behind the armrest.

The mood lighting in the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric is full LED and based on the human body’s natural 24-hour circadian cycles to optimise the well-being of those on-board

Powertrain

With its brand-new motor delivering up to 160kW with 300Nm of torque and four levels of regenerative braking, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric is offered in two guises – 130hp and 250Nm, or 218hp and 300Nm – taking the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds.

Renault Megane E-Tech

There is a choice of two battery capacities: 40kWh for a range of 299 km and 60kWh for a range of up to 468 km.

In terms of safety, there are 26 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) on the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric are divided into three categories: driving, parking, and safety.

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