Appearance: The EQXX gives an outlook on upcoming EQ models
Aerodynamics: The design came after the function of the Mercedes
The design department was only allowed to approach the car in the second instance. First it was the turn of the aerodynamicists. They defined many areas of the vehicle even before the EQXX was optically developed. In addition to the body were therefore also own rims and even special tires designed, everything in the service of the quietest possible air flow.
Out came a cwValue of just 0.17. Such values were already achieved at Mercedes in 1978 with the C111 III test vehicle (0.18). The big difference: The EQXX is roadworthy and does not have any wheel arches with a fairing. Even one Chassis number is already wearing the study in order to later prove its ability under real conditions with a regular license plate.
Drive and battery: more than 1000 km electric range in the EQXX
Mercedes has teamed up with its cell supplier CATL and the Increased silicon content in the battery cells. Coupled with other adaptations, this could make the The energy density of the batteries can be almost doubled. Dream of the future? By no means! The battery technology should also be used in series vehicles in the coming years. 100 kWh capacity and a Power consumption of less than 10 kW / 100 km, With this recipe, the distance previously reserved for diesel vehicles seems to be within reach. They also have a small share in this 117 solar cells in the roofthat at least under favorable conditions 25 km additional range should deliver. If you roughly calculate the power consumption of the entire vehicle, the EQXX is even the first electric one-liter car.
Bionic casting: Rigid construction without unnecessary material
Interior: vegan materials and the next level MBUX
Outlook: The EQXX knows how to inspire
All of this should enable comfortable travel on a route that was previously unthinkable for electric cars. In addition to the technical components, the Interior amenities fit. In the future, new demands will arise here, also with a view to autonomous driving. It remains to be seen whether the EQXX will actually make its 1000 km journey without a stopover. However, it is already gratifying to see how many individual functions and components are aiming for series production. Or is the EQXX a concrete forerunner of a compact Stuttgart model? Basically it doesn’t matter, because one thing is certain: The competition is looking to Swabia and is certainly dealing with fear.