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.

2016 Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Showcased

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

2016 Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Showcased

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.

2016 Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Showcased

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.

2016 Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Showcased

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.

2016 Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Showcased

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.

2016 Paris Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Showcased

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