More will be revealed at Frankfurt next week.
While we already know that the AMG Project One hypercar will steal the show at Frankfurt, Mercedes will also be looking ahead to the future with the reveal of an autonomous Smart car and a fleet of electric concepts as part of Mercedes’ EQ range to take on Tesla and Volkswagen’s I.D. series. Following a recent teaser of the Mercedes EQ A concept that partially exposed the front-end, a more revealing sketch has been shown giving us our best look yet at the electric hatchback’s overall design.
Looking very sleek, we now know that the Mercedes EQ A concept will be an electric three-door hatchback. A prominent Mercedes-Benz logo illuminates the grille and distinctive headlights dominate the striking front-end, while its sloping profile looks stylish, yet sporty. We can also see a large set of alloys and prominent rear quarter panels. Mercedes is still remaining tight lipped about the EQ A’s powertrain, but we should find out more details when it debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. Also at the show will be a presumably near-final production version of the larger Generation Q concept SUV that was first showcased at last year’s Paris Auto Show.
The initial concept was powered by a pair of electric motors generating a combined output of 402 horsepower and a range of over 300 miles. Production could start as early as 2019 at the company's plant in Rastatt, Germany. Clearly, Mercedes is serious about joining the electric car bandwagon, with as many as 10 new EV models planned for 2025.