The Mercedes-Benz Imaginative and prescient One-Eleven lately debuted at Mercedes-Benz’s Worldwide Design Heart in Carlsbad, California. The supercar silhouette combines a extremely dynamic design language with progressive all-electric powertrain know-how, turning into the primary of its Twenty first-century type.
Impressed by the custom of the legendary C 111 experimental automobiles from the Nineteen Sixties and 70s, “our all-electric imaginative and prescient present automotive is the modern-day interpretation of the C 111, which was avant-garde on the time. The factor of shock comes from its exceptionally clear, purist, and, on the similar time, extraordinarily muscular proportions. This iconic readability can also be mirrored within the inside. The equally sensual however minimalist design language stands for ICONIC LUXURY by Mercedes-Benz,” mentioned Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer, Mercedes-Benz Group AG.
Its exterior is a sporty interpretation of the One-Bow design with high-tech references because the “Mercedes-Benz Imaginative and prescient One-Eleven combines breathtaking design with groundbreaking powertrain know-how,” mentioned Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Administration of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Know-how Officer. From the low-slung entrance finish to the muscular hindquarters and facet view flush-fit gullwing doorways and the facet home windows, the 46-inch-high car silhouette presents an especially sculptural really feel.
The automotive pays homage to the distinctive colour of the C 111 with out adopting it one-to-one, with the deep orange paintwork tinged with a touch of copper. Its front-end design boasts a high-tech look, whereas its rear-end design combines aerodynamic options and digital parts.
Its inside fuses a lounge-like really feel with tremendous sports activities automotive minimalism, making it the primary sports activities automotive inside with a lounge idea. The automotive has a race mode providing a minimalist driving machine, whereas lounge mode presents a brand new exceptionally ethereal spatial idea. Its dashboard is constituted of 100% recycled polyester, whereas its sustainably processed leather-based was tanned utilizing espresso bean husks.
The Mercedes-Benz Imaginative and prescient One-Eleven makes use of an especially highly effective and extremely environment friendly axial-flux motor developed by electrical motor specialist YASA, providing a “motorsport-like energy output from a significantly smaller package deal,” mentioned Schäfer. Together with improved efficiency, the axial-flux motors are considerably lighter and extra compact. Nonetheless, they will provide extra energy than radial-flux motors in different electrical automobiles.
The brand new battery idea options high-performance liquid-cooled cylindrical cells with novel cell chemistry that with “System-1 impressed cell chemistry, the Mercedes-Benz Imaginative and prescient One-Eleven is yet one more proof level for the broad efficiency spectrum encompassed by our four-pronged improvement technique for electrical drive,” mentioned Schäfer.
Mercedes-Benz can also be launching the “LIMITED EDITION 1 OF 111” assortment, together with a weekender bag, aviator sun shades, a modern-fit hoodie, an orange cotton cap, and an iPhone 14 Professional cowl. The gadgets within the “LIMITED EDITION 1 OF 111” assortment will likely be obtainable from August 2023 at www.1of111.com.