Mercedes-Benz is launching its electric sub-brand called EQ. At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes has unveiled its EQ Silver Arrow concept. It’s an electric homage to Mercedes’ W 125 car from 1937, which won the European Championship that year.
Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG, commented at the unveiling:
“Over 80 years ago, the historic Silver Arrows demonstrated that Mercedes-Benz was a pioneer when it came to speed thanks, among other things, to their streamlined shape. The Vision EQ Silver Arrow draws on that legacy. Intended for acceleration and driving pleasure, it embodies progressive luxury and provides an insight into the future of our design. As a result, the show car drives the design idiom of our new EQ product and technology brand to the top.”
Long but slender, the 208-inch long single-seater concept car is made of carbon fiber and finished in in Alubeam Silver to appear similar to liquid metal. The drivetrain of the Silver Arrow concept is powered by a thin, rechargeable battery to keep with the sleek feel of the whole car. It has a capacity of 80 kWh for a range of 250 miles, and with an output of 738 hp.
On the inside the EQ Silver Arrow mixes classic and future design themes, incorporating materials such as saddle brown leather and coniferous wood pinstripes along with walnut elements and brushed aluminum, lending it a slightly steampunk appearance. The driver of the EQ Silver Arrow is encompassed by a large panoramic screen on which a 3D image of the surroundings is projected from behind. The driver can use the touchscreen on the steering wheel to select programs such as Comfort, Sport and Sport+, which offer different driving characteristics. Sound settings can also be configured here: choices include the sound of a current Formula 1 Silver Arrow or a Mercedes-AMG V8.
Unfortunately, it is just a concept car, which means you’re probably not gonna see a production version any time soon.