Mercedes Benz have showcased their brand new Vision One-Eleven concept vehicle which might sound like the next step to the Vision One but is a new and unique interpretation of the future by the German carmaker. In every concept vehicle, design and technology pioneer but Mercedes didn’t stop the buck there. Not only have they focused on the electric drivetrain but, they also went full F1 development cycle on their battery tech. To start off, there is a YASA axial-flux motor signals the future of performance electric drive powered by batteries with high-performance liquid-cooled cylindrical cells.
Mercedes are calling this a sports car study. And they aren’t exactly wrong. This happens to combine a dynamic design language with an innovative all-electric powertrain technology. The supercar silhouette through the signature Mercedes-Benz One-Bow design that is a marker of its 21st‑century style distinctively makes it a Benz. The development of this design underscores the positioning of the Mercedes-Benz brand, which has been trying to build itself as an ICONIC LUXURY carmaker. Spoiler alert! They have succeeded far beyond expectations. The new Vision One-Eleven’s technical highlights include the extremely powerful and highly efficient axial-flux motor developed by electric motor specialist YASA. The British company has been a 100-percent subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG since July 2021.
Speaking at the event, here’s what their Chief Design Officer, Gorden Wagener had to say:
“Our goal at Mercedes-Benz is not to do styling – our goal is to create icons. To me, that makes the difference between mainstream design and luxury. Design icons like the Type 300 SL and C 111 – both with gullwing doors – are part of our DNA. These legendary vehicles were major inspirations for the iconic design of the Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven. This is beauty and the extraordinary united in one vision of the future. Our all-electric vision show car is the modern-day interpretation of the C 111, which was avant-garde at the time. The element of surprise comes from its exceptionally clean, purist and, at the same time, extremely muscular proportions. This iconic clarity is also reflected in the interior. The equally sensual but minimalist design language stands for ICONIC LUXURY by Mercedes-Benz.”