In September, Mercedes-Benz revealed the latest addition to its “EQ” family, the Vision EQS, an electric S-Class concept car that’s all about marrying futuristic design with impressive functionality. Now, one month on, Highsnobiety had the opportunity to view the luxury brand’s new ride up close and it did not disappoint.
The first thing that grabbed our attention is how the Vision EQS lights up the road thanks to its illuminated grille. Otherwise known as a “lightbelt,” it features a 360-degree exterior belt of LED lights that seamlessly integrate with the vehicle’s slick exterior. The main headlights are digital, holographic lens modules that blend into the belt and create a three-dimensional effect when lit. In other words, simple acts like signaling and breaking just got a serious level up.
At its core, interpreting what luxury whips mean in a futuristic context is what this car is about, and the exterior and interior design really drives that concept home. Outside, the stretched “one bow” proportioning lends the EQS a sculpted, architectural, aerodynamic aesthetic. That vibe is mirrored inside thanks to the car’s spatial design and combined dashboard and center console, and the floating armrests.