Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a concept EV claimed to be “the most efficient” vehicle ever made by the automaker. The car is called the Mercedes-Benz EQXX and will be shown virtually as part of the CES technology show. This electric sedan boasts a staggering 620 miles of range on a single charge and a 47.5-inch 8K touchscreen. Moreover, the EQXX looks a darn sight more dramatic than a Tesla.
Details on the Mercedes-Benz EQXX are slim at the moment. What is confirmed is the EQXX puts out 201-hp using a single electric motor and a 900-volt battery pack powering the rear wheels. The claimed 620 miles of range is not based on real-world driving. Mercedes came to this number based on “digital simulations based in real-life traffic conditions”. Range aside, the battery is used to power the EQXX. This battery was developed in conjunction with AMG and weighs 1,091 pounds. Typically, if you want to extend the range of an EV, you need larger or additional battery packs, which adds a considerable amount of weight. Mercedes-Benz wants to create a more efficient battery without the burden to carry.
The design of the Mercedes-Benz EQXX is hard to ignore with its angry toad fascia. Its profile moves with the wind along and ends with a ducktail rear. Underneath the car is a cooling plate for improved aerodynamics. Other features include active air flaps to channel the air for cooling and solar panels to help power the vehicle’s interior electrics like blower fan and infotainment. The interior features four bucket seats draped in luxury. At the front, the driver and passenger enjoy a 47.5-inch touchscreen that stretches the dashboard’s length and projects images in 8K resolution.
The interior of the Mercedes-Benz EQXX is also eco-friendly. The upholstery is Dessertex, a material made from cacti, and the vegan leather is made from mushrooms. Moreover, the flooring is constructed from sustainable plastics created from landfill waste. Based on the press photos, going green never looked so luxurious. The EQXX is not intended for production but to showcase what Mercedes-Benz is planning for the (very) near future.
For more from Mercedes-Benz, check out the 2023 Mercedes EQE.