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Concept cars are characterized by flowing surfaces. Joints and sealing lines are kept to a minimum and the rear and side windows are coated in the same silver aluminum as the vehicle itself. The result is an overall image that reinforces the impression of a monolithic sculpture.

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The sporty proportions are very noticeable when viewed from the side and are defined by the technical layout: a long wheelbase, a sharply angled A-pillar positioned far forward, a short overhang at the front and a slightly longer and aerodynamically optimized rear overhang. . The design language of sensual purity is clearly expressed with the sports car’s renowned features, such as wide wheel arches and broad, muscular shoulders at the rear.

The cab is integrated into the flow lines and flows seamlessly into the low silhouette. The roof is tapered while the roofline slopes towards the rear to connect optically to the rear spoiler. The overall effect is an aerodynamically favorable teardrop shape, similar to the VISION EQXX. Strict surfaces and sculptures define Mercedes’ signature design language. The extraordinary that this brand stands for is reflected in its radical proportions and sharply lined ‘shark nose’. The Vision AMG is therefore an impressive example of the dual nature of the brand’s design approach, which includes ‘Beauty & the Extraordinary’.

An active spoiler is integrated into the sloping lip spoiler at the rear, which expands the side view and improves aerodynamics at the same time. It is framed by a precisely cut light strip that accommodates the various lamp functions and forms a striking contrast to the large black AMG logo on the rear of the vehicle.

All drivetrain components have been completely redeveloped: not only the AMG.EA platform itself, but also the dedicated HV battery and drive technology. The strong heart of the Vision AMG is the axial flux engine developed by YASA, a Mercedes-Benz subsidiary. With its compact and lightweight design, this motor produces much more power than conventional electric motors.

AMG’s special grille with vertical bars remains the brand’s hallmark – despite the fact that the fully electric powertrain doesn’t require the classic grille up front. A further development of the traditional grille is closed, body color and fully integrated into the front. As a visual focal point, the grille with illuminated bars and 3D outer contours emphasize the futuristic look of the Vision AMG. The three-pointed star is prominently placed on the hood, similar to the Mercedes-AMG One hybrid hypercar.

The hallmark of the headlights is pointing to the future. Three LED elements make up the stylish 3D Mercedes star, which ensures that the Mercedes and AMG brands are instantly visible and clear day and night. The two headlights are visually connected via a horizontal band of light above the grille. These light bands can display different animations, from a welcome sign to a constant glow.

The round taillights have a new yet familiar lighting design. Three LED rings are placed in a cylindrical tube on each side. Here too, the little stars give a nod to the Mercedes brand. In contrast, the expressive rear diffuser is painted black.

The direct link to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team is also reflected in other visual details. These include silver paint with a large format star pattern on the shoulders and rear fenders, functional elements in carbon, aerodynamic design of 22-inch alloy wheels with aerodynamic cladding, AMG logo and elements on the door sill and front diffuser. Petronas Color.