Mercedes-Benz and BMW are revving up their electric ambitions with dazzling concept cars revealed at the IAA auto show in Munich. These cutting-edge electric vehicles (EVs) are the automakers’ bold moves to take on Tesla in the premium EV segment.
Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class Mercedes-Benz’s Concept CLA Class is a glimpse of the future, built on their innovative Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA) platform designed exclusively for EVs. This exciting lineup includes a four-door coupé, an estate, and two sports utility vehicles.
But what’s truly electrifying is the range – an estimated 750 kilometers (466 miles) on a single charge. And charging? Just 15 minutes to get 400 kilometers of road under your wheels.
Inside, Mercedes is crafting a unique experience with its very own operating system, MB.OS. This powerhouse will fuel everything, from the panoramic dashboard screen to the in-car voice assistant. Plus, it’s open to third-party apps, meaning your favorite music and video streaming apps can seamlessly join the ride.
BMW Vision Neue Klasse BMW’s answer to Tesla comes in the form of the BMW Vision Neue Klasse, riding on a brand-new architecture that will be the backbone of their upcoming electric cars. Production is slated to kick off in 2025.
The BMW Vision Neue Klasse doesn’t just look good; it’s packed with innovation. Picture a glass roof and classic BMW design cues. And here’s the kicker – “Panoramic Vision,” a heads-up display that beams vital info onto the windshield at eye level. Both the driver and passengers can dive into this interactive feature.
As for range and charging, BMW’s keeping some secrets, but they promise to rev up charging speed by up to 30% and increase range by up to 30% with their next-gen technology. Exciting times ahead!