Here’s Our First Look at Mercedes-Benz’s Futuristic Electric Concept Car

The full reveal will come at the Paris Motor Show.

byAaron Brown| PUBLISHED Sep 28, 2016 4:32 PM
Here’s Our First Look at Mercedes-Benz’s Futuristic Electric Concept Car

Automakers across the board are filling more and more of their lineups with utopian people-movers for the 21st Century, and Mercedes-Benz is no exception. To tease its new electric concept car before its full reveal at the Paris Motor Show this week, Mercedes-Benz released a short clip of the vehicle showing off a few details and hinting at other clues on the new car.

From the short clip Mercedes-Benz shared on Twitter, we can see that the concept will probably be some sort of SUV; it will be equipped with a ton of blue lighting; and the concept means the German automaker is "ready for change," whatever that means. Also, there are seat controls, what appears to be an LED-lit front grille, LED headlights, and possibly even a camera-and-screen setup that replaces conventional glass mirrors.

Previously, The Drive reported on how Daimler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company, has been looking to start up its own electric car sub-brand to rival Tesla. The brand will reportedly start with four different models under its moniker, and will officially be launched at this year's Paris Motor Show. The cars built by this brand would reportedly be built in Germany, America, and China, and have boast an impressive full-electric range of more than 300 miles on a single charge. In August, The Drive reported that the new sub-brand would be labeled as MEQ, and would likely have models named "EQA" and "EQX" as part of its lineup.

Stay tuned to our coverage of the upcoming Paris Motor Show to see what Mercedes-Benz is actually up to.