Nico Rosberg kicked off the Monaco Method 1 weekend trying out a really particular idea automobile. The F1 world champion for 2016 received the very uncommon likelihood to experience shotgun within the Mercedes-Benz EQXX, some of the environment friendly machines within the historical past of the automotive business. Calling this prototype only a present automotive is just a little unfair, although, as it’s extra of a tech program, as Markus Schäfer, the automaker’s chief expertise officer, informed us earlier this yr.
The right aerodynamics have a key position in attaining the utmost effectivity in a automotive and the EQXX has a drag coefficient of simply 0.17 because of many aerodynamic methods. It will not be seen from the photographs however the automobile is definitely very compact with a size of roughly 182.3 inches (463 centimeters) and a wheelbase of 110.2 inches (280 centimeters). These figures make it barely smaller than the present C-Class, for instance.
The video connected above begins with Nico speaking about a number of the aerodynamic options on the EQXX after which he strikes to the weight-saving measures. Magnesium alloy wheels, aluminum brakes, and carbon roof – these are simply a number of the methods Mercedes used to maintain the load of the electrical automobile low. However most significantly, the most important weight saving comes from the comparatively low weight of the battery – simply round 1,091 kilos (495 kilograms) for a 100 kWh battery pack. All in all, the EQXX weighs 3,858 lbs (1,750 kg) or a tad greater than a C-Class C300.
Nico then strikes to a number of the inside options of the automotive and a Mercedes worker informs him he’s “not certified” to drive the EQXX. The F1 champ is clearly very disenchanted however the video continues with footage from contained in the automotive the place Nico is co-driving with a Mercedes take a look at driver round Monaco. That is the place we study some info in regards to the EQXX which are most likely not broadly identified, together with which elements the prototype shares with manufacturing electrical autos from Mercedes and that are unique to the EQXX.