Frankfurt 2019: Mercedes’ Vision EQS

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The all-electric Vision EQS concept limousine was Mercedes’ flagship unveil at the 2019’s Frankfurt show. It’s also significant as the first design on a new EV architecture which will spawn other premium electric models as the firm moves to become carbon-neutral by 2039. CDN had a one-to-one chat with overall ...

Car Design News had a one-to-one chat with overall design boss Gorden Wagener, who explained the new EQS proportions and why a regular S-Class will still sell alongside it. “This is the first time we have been able to design a purpose-built EV, but the problem of electric cars for a designer is the six inches extra height for the battery pack,” he told CDN. “Therefore, we started with the inspiration of the F 015 concept. Because the EQS is more of that ‘cab-forward’ style, we call it a ‘one bow’ design and the advantage of that is you can get really straight, fast lines that make the vehicle look very low, sleek and aerodynamic.”

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