Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept: new images

Concept Cars 29 Nov 2012
Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept: new images

New photos and sketches of the design study created by the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Carlsbad, California and presented at te 2012 LA Design Challenge.


Below we report the new official details. Check here our previous article or visit the new gallery of images.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept design panel

From the official Press Release:

The question of whether the genes of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class dating 
from 1979 will still be asserting themselves in the distant future is being demonstrated by Mercedes-Benz in Los Angeles in the guise of a cool design study: the Ener-G-Force.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept Design Sketch

According to Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars: “The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow’s adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G model. Modern and cool, it could also be a clue about a new beginning for the off-road design idiom of Mercedes-Benz”.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept Design Sketch

Built as 1:1-scale model, the design study is clearly inspired by the G-Class but presents a radical reinterpretation of this classic that looks far into the future. Important genes such as proportions and design elements were adopted conceptually and completely redesigned and updated in a clean concept for tomorrow and beyond.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept design panel

While the clear design idiom of the G-Class has remained, all surfaces are designed to express intensity and tension.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept debuts in LA

The meticulously executed details are also a clear indication that the Ener-G-Force is the product of modern times.

Like the G-Class, the Ener-G-Force sports a front with an expressive radiator grille that incorporates the headlamps.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept design detail

LEDs in the headlamps form lamp units in the shape of a G. This gives the Ener-G-Force a strong, iconic appearance and demonstrates dominance. The front indicators and position lights are mounted on top of the wings as a significant G-Class element.

Thanks to alternative drive systems, the Ener-G-Force should also be exceptionally environmentally friendly and able to demonstrate enhanced green-car characteristics.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept design detail Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept design detail

Four wheel-hub motors, whose output for each individual wheel is adapted precisely to the respective terrain by high-performance electronics, are designed to provide the pulling power. The striking side skirts also house quick-change battery packs.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept design detail Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept design detail

Changes in the colour of the illumination of the side skirts indicate the operating and charge status of the energy packs. A roof carrier and additional lamps are integrated into the roof.

The design study shows that the off-road classic from Mercedes-Benz, whose continuous history goes all the way back to the 1970s, could in fact tackle the future in a stylistically and technologically advanced version.

(Source: Mercedes-Benz)

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  1. 29/11/2012

    What program is using to made sketches like these? I need that answer plz!

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