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2016 Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Showcased

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German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has introduced its new electric platform for vehicles in the 2016 Paris Motor Show called the EQ, which stands for Electric Intelligence.

Under the new electric platform, Mercedes has showcased the Generation EQ, an all electric SUV.

The Mercedes Generation EQ, although showcased as an all-wheel drive SUV, Mercedes says the architecture is versatile enough to be used for saloons, sedans, cabriolets, and other models, thanks to a modular component system.

The Mercedes Generation EQ comes with cameras that replace the traditional side mirrors, hidden door handles, and windshield wipers to give the car a clean look. Mercedes claims that the Generation EQ is close to production.

Inside, the Generation EQ comes with a 24-inch TFT screen that replaces the instrument console, and OLED touchscreens on two of the steering wheel's three spokes, that provide the menu access to the driver with a swipe of his thumb.

Speaking about power, the Mercedes Generation EQ draws juice from a two electric motors placed on each axle, that deliver 402bhp. The batteries that are integrated into the floor have a range of 500km with a single charge and helps the car accelerate from 0 - 100km in under 5 seconds. Also, Mercedes is also offering a fast charge option that will give the vehicle a range of 160km with only 5 minutes of charge.

Story first published: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 18:30 [IST]
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