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Mercedes has made sure to play up its tech chops during the past few CES events and this year is no different. But instead of a straight autonomous electric
Mercedes - Benz has unveiled one of the most ridiculous things we'll see at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show: a concept car inspired by the movie Avatar . Called the Mercedes - Benz Vision AVTR , the wild- looking concept has scales on its back, big wheels that can drive sideways or even
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Out in mid-2020, the 603-hp Mercedes-AMG SUVs will let discerning and well-heeled drivers terrify four passengers at once. Mercedes will create two new AMG SUVs for 2021, the GLS63 (below) and the GLE63 S (pictured above), both with 603-hp V-8s.The pair are the first AMG models to use the EQ Boost 48-volt mild-hybrid system employed in several non-AMG models. Both vehicles will go on sale in the middle of 2020. A high-end Mercedes without an AMG63 option would be like a pizza without pepperoni. It would be like a car magazine without a Corvette on the cover. It would subvert the natural order of things.
Named for the Avatar movie , Mercedes - Benz 's stunning Vision AVTR is more natural organism than car, and it foreshadows ambitious environmental goals. Mercedes named the concept Vision AVTR , not Vision Avatar , because apparently Cameron owns the word and, we assume, didn' t feel like
Mercedes Vision AVTR looks and feels - like some kind of UFO just landed in the middle of Las Vegas 2020 CES Show, where it is presented today! Watch in 4k! The new Mercedes Vision AVTR model is the cutting edge, magnificent concept vehicle that embodies the overall Mercedes - Benz
The AVTR concept isn't blue, but it is the product of a relationship between Mercedes and the Avatar Series announced atpresentation at in Las Vegas by the luxury automaker's honcho, Ola Källenius. (Källenius even called Cameron "Jim" instead of James—pretty cute.) Mercedes hitched its wagon to Cameron's and, by extension, the box-office-crushing Avatar franchise because the movies touch on themes of sustainability, environmental preservation, and a connection between human and machine—the exact themes designers toyed with when dreaming up the AVTR concept. Mercedes named the concept Vision AVTR, not Vision Avatar, because apparently Cameron owns the word and, we assume, didn't feel like sharing it. Plus, smashed-up words bereft of nonessential consonants and vowels are so in these days.
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Mercedes - Benz and director James Cameron built a wild Avatar movie -inspired concept car aptly named Vision AVTR for CES 2020. Taking design cues from
Mercedes - Benz , aware of our very real impending doom, has pulled inspiration from Pandora for its latest concept car, which debuted this evening in Las Vegas at the CES tradeshow. Moving beyond the distinct animal-cyborg aesthetics, the Vision AVTR also represents something bigger to Mercedes.
Anyway, the concept looks not years into the future, but decades into the future. The word "future" appears a staggering 48 times in the AVTR's press release, which might seem absurd until you consider just how forward-thinking the car really is. There is no steering wheel. You control the car instead via a Mercedes-branded nub in the center console that resembles the little red rubber joystick on Lenovo's ThinkPad laptops. Mercedes claims this furthers the AVTR's theme of natural connection, and that it was inspired by the Avatar movies' Na'vi people (the blue aliens) and the way they could literally plug into their surroundings using their ponytails.
Källenius even goes so far as to declare the concept car is less of a machine and more of a living organism in its own right. There are 33 scaley "bionic flaps" on the rear end that react to the environment like hairs standing up on the back of an animal's neck. They twitched the entire time the car spent on stage at CES. The concave, reclined seats are inspired by the giant leaf hammocks in which the Na'vi people sleep. Even the battery that powers the all-wheel-drive, electric AVTR uses a compostable organic cell chemistry; it delivers over 400 miles of range.
Mercedes X-Class 6X6 From Carlex Will Be A Gnarly, Off-Road Rig
Details about it are scant at the moment, but Carlex's six-wheeled X-Class looks like a beast. Carlex Design is very familiar with tuning the Mercedes-Benz X-Class by creating luxurious and rugged versions of the German brand's new pickup. The firm's next project is far more audacious, though, because the team is creating a custom, six-wheeled truck with an extended bed and brawny, flared fenders. It calls the machine the X-Class Exy 6x6 Concept.This is more than just an X-Class with an extra pair of wheels, although that would be plenty cool enough.
Mercedes - Benz wants to bring the vision of James Cameron's hit movie , Avatar , to the road. Drawing from the movie 's key plot points – like the connection
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Instead of a traditional dashboard or gauge cluster, in the AVTR, critical information is projected onto a T-shaped surface that extends from the center console to the dash via a projector embedded in the headliner. There's no recognizable user interface either—stuff is projected onto the driver's raised hand and manipulated and controlled by gestures. Källenius said that this intuitive gesture control is less like learning sign language () and more like communicating with something that knows what you want.
Oh, and don't think we were going to skip talking about those wheels! They're semi-spherical omnidirectional rollers—as if Benz would consider mere wheels—with a tiny contact patch to minimize the car's impact on its surroundings. Those rollers also enable the AVTR to crawl around in odd directions like a crab. It's pretty wacky.
Mercedes is leaning heavily into the sustainability theme, not just with the materials used in the AVTR (which include vegan Dinamica leather and wood floors from sustainably sourced, fast-growing palm stems), but allegedly with its whole business moving forward. Källenius's "Ambition 2039" plan foraims to have a fully sustainable, closed-loop, carbon-neutral fleet of vehicles by the end of the next decade, and extend that philosophy all the way down the production line. So, for as ambitious as the AVTR concept may be, the ethos and thinking it represents might be even more so. Can't hurt, then, to kick it off with a car named after one of the highest-grossing films of all time, huh?
Mercedes' CES showcar is an Avatar-inspired look at an autonomous future .
Called Vision AVTR, this Mercedes-Benz concept looks to merge driver with car through biometric tech and an immersive look at the world outside.Make no bones about it, this is a crazy-weird concept car. (Then again, have you seen Avatar?) Mercedes-Benz says it all starts with an "inside-out design structure" that combines the car's interior and exterior into an "emotional whole.