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The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Concept Breaks Cover With a 620-Mile Range!

The Vision EQXX boasts of a drag coefficient rating of 0.17 which helps it attain a range of over 620 miles!

Mercedes has been mighty active when it comes to electrification. Back in September 2021, the automaker revealed five new vehicles in one auto show – the EQE sedan, the EQB crossover, the EQG Concept, the Maybach EQS SUV, and the AMG EQS. That hasn’t stopped the automaker. Fast forward to the present day, the German automaker has unveiled the Vision EQXX Concept, a vehicle it teased back in July last year. The highlight of the car is the range – 620 miles or 1,000 kilometers. Does it have your attention now?

How Is The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX On The Outside?

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If you are not into unorthodox designs, you may not find the EQXX very attractive. The face looks aggressive, with the raised-eyebrow DRLs and headlights adorning the same design. There is a huge Mercedes logo on the vented hood. The automaker noted that the EQXX is equipped with an advanced thermal management system that contributes to maximum efficiency. It works in tandem with aero shutters, coolant valves, water pumps, etc. that help keep the battery temperature optimum at most times to extract the best efficiency possible.

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The speedtail design is evident from the side profile. When viewed from here, it has some resonance to the Porsche Taycan. The EQXX rides on 20-inch, lightweight, forged-magnesium wheels with a semi-transparent double-spoke design. These wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone Turanza Eco tires.

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The rear is the most polarizing aspect of the car. There is a long LED strip that bends downwards at the end. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say this is a ripped-off version of the Kia EV6!

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The speedtail-esque design is evident when viewed from the side. There is some resonance to the Porsche Taycan here

Given that the battery itself weighs almost 1,100 pounds, the Mercedes-Benz EQXX is pretty light at 3,858 pounds. As for the other dimensions, it has a wheelbase of 110.2 inches and is around 182 inches long.

How Is The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX On The Inside?

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Mercedes has made sure there’s not a single animal-derived product used here. Instead, you get stuff composed of vegan silk, biosteel fiber, bamboo fiber, etc

The cabin looks quite nice overall. You have four bucket seats in total with a lot of tech features. The interior is devoid of any animal-derived products. Instead, Mercedes has used vegan silk, biosteel fiber, bamboo fiber, etc. in here. There are a couple of other sustainable materials like the MyloTM that’s used for the seat cushions, and Deserttex, which is a cactus-based biomaterial made from cactus fibers.

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On the inside, you get a premium cabin. There’s a full-width screen that spans 47.5 inches. It has an 8K resolution and is powered by the automaker’s UX infotainment system

The EQXX features a screen that runs the entire width. From one A-pillar to the other, it spans 47.5 inches! The screen has an 8K resolution and is powered by the automaker’s UX infotainment system.

How Much Range Does The Vision EQXX Offer?

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Mercedes-Benz claims that the Vision EQXX will deliver 621 miles or 1,000 kms on a full charge. To put things into perspective, you can travel from Berlin to Paris, or from New York City to Cincinnati, Ohio, on a fully charged battery without having to stop to recuperate.

How Big Is The Battery In The Vision EQXX?

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The 620+ mile range is courtesy of a 100 kWh battery pack. This translates to consumption of over six miles per kWh. So far, this is the best that we’ve heard of. It even trumps the Lucid Air’s efficiency of 4.58 miles per kWh.

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Mercedes also noted that 95-percent of energy from the battery ends up at the wheels, which is also one of the reasons for such high output from the battery pack. The battery itself is state of the art. It is said to have 50-percent less volume and is 30-percent lighter than the one equipped in the EQS. It weighs 1,091 pounds in total.

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The automaker claims that the Vision EQXX will deliver 621 miles or 1,000 kms on a full charge. The battery capacity isn’t mentioned explicitly, but it will be under 100 kWh

There are 117 solar cells on the roof that can add up to 15 miles of range every day on long-distance journeys. This is under ideal conditions. The primary duty of this, however, is to power the infotainment system, the lights, and other ancillaries. This is slowly becoming a trend. We’ve heard of the solar roof on the Lightyear One, the Triton Solar Model H, the Thundertruck, and the Fisker Ocean. Even the Cybertruck could have it down the line. There are also solar panel Tonneau covers that could become a hot commodity once EVs become mainstream.

What’s The Drag Coefficient Of The Vision EQXX?

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There are a lot of factors that aid efficiency, and one of the most important ones is the drag coefficient rating. The Vision EQXX boasts of a drag coefficient of just 0.17! Mercedes calls this concept the blueprint of the series production model, so we’re guessing there won’t be much of a difference in the rating of the production-spec model.

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If the company is able to keep it under 0.20, then it will be the world’s most aerodynamically efficient car, beating the Mercedes EQS. For now, the latter holds the record. There are concepts like the Volkswagen XL1 and the GM EV1 that are rated at 0.189 and 0.19 respectively, but that are not series production models like the EQS.

Conclusion

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There’s no word on when the EQXX will be made into a production model, but it will happen for sure at some point. We don’t have any word on its powertrain and power outputs either.

Watch the world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz EQXX here and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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