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First look at Mercedes-Benz’s Generation EQ

Daimler AG

At 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the highly anticipated Generation EQ concept EV. With Generation EQ, Mercedes‑Benz shows how electric cars can soon move into the fast lane: the concept vehicle, with the appearance of a sporty SUV coupé, gives a preview of a new generation of vehicles with battery-electric drives.

The dynamic exterior design with its new electro-look underlines the focus on the powerful electric drive system: two electric motors, with a system output that can be increased to up to 300 kW thanks to scalable battery components, and permanent all-wheel drive deliver the guarantee of dynamic high-level performance. 


Generation EQ accelerates to 62 mph in under five seconds. In combination with the intelligent operating strategy from Mercedes-Benz, Generation EQ has a range of up to 310 miles. Also on the inside, the vehicle offers innovative solutions, including a completely new interior concept. The focus of the driver-oriented cockpit is on simple, touch-based controls with a new electro-look consistently reflecting the exterior styling. The asymmetrical design of the instrument panel with its large, floating wide-screen display is tailored to the driver.

The name EQ stands for “Electric Intelligence” and is derived from the Mercedes-Benz brand values of “Emotion and Intelligence”. 

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