Mercedes Benz Previews Electric Self-Driving Car

When you hear the words “electric” and “self-driving” what is the first car that comes to mind?

If you said Tesla, think again.

Mercedes Benz unveiled its new concept for their new electric self-driving car set to launch in the near future. While electric cars seemed to dominate the 2019 Frankfurt auto show, the Mercedes Benz Vision EQS largely took the spotlight.

New Mercedes Benz Vision EQS (Photo Source: Mercedes Benz)

The Mercedes Vision EQS is expected to rival the Tesla model S. While the Tesla model S takes roughly 10 hours to charge, the Vision EQS takes only 2 hours to charge. The Vision EQS is also capable of “Level 3” conditional autonomy for highway driving and can be upgraded to full autonomy because of a modular sensor set.

Perhaps the most striking feature of the Vision EQS is the two tone color scheme separating the top and bottom of the car. While the bottom of the car features a shiny, chrome-like surface, the top of the car is a stunning, glossy black color that gives the vehicle a polished feel.

According to Mercedes Benz, the Vision EQS was inspired by the classic design of a luxury yacht. It’s design is so sleek, it’s almost as if it can glide through the water. Along with its sleek body, the luxury car also features an impressive LED light display. The grill includes 940 individual LED lights along with the 500 high-performance LEDs producing a floating 3-D impression, according to Mercedes Benz.

While the rival Tesla model S takes longer to charge than the Vision EQS,  it still accelerates at a whopping 0-60 mph in a mere 2.4 seconds. This, beating out the Vision EQS which accelerates from 0-60 mph in roughly 4.5 seconds.

All in all, the Mercedes Benz EQS is sure to give the Tesla Model S a run for its money. With its sleek design, impressive LED lighting, and quick charging time, the Vision EQS is sure to give consumers a “vision” into the future of luxury electric automobiles.