The Frankfurt Motor Show is little more than a month away and Mercedes will use the event to introduce a brand new concept.
The company was tight-lipped on specifics, but said the vehicle “embodies the flexible, customer-oriented and sustainable vision of the Mercedes-Benz product and technology brand EQ.” That’s a lot of hyperbole, but it sounds like we can expect a new EQ concept.
Besides the mysterious concept, Mercedes will stage “numerous world premieres.” These will include new plug-in hybrids and the “all-electric high-capacity sedan EQV.” The latter statement is a bit strange as the EQV concept was an electric van based on the V-Class.
Furthermore, the GLB will make its auto show debut and be joined by a new AMG variant. It will presumably be the GLB 35 which is slated to have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 301 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. The engine should be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to a performance-oriented all-wheel drive system.
Besides the aforementioned models, Smart will showcase upgraded versions of their electric city cars. While they won’t come to North America, the ForTwo and ForFour will receive a facelift that includes new lighting units and a modestly revised front end. The cars could also receive an upgraded powertrain, but nothing is official as of yet.
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Last but not least, Daimler chairman Ola Källenius will “give an outlook on the future of Mercedes-Benz.” His speech will apparently focus on the “sustainable future” and how this strategy meets universal human needs.