The powertrain in the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept may be from the future, but the rest of the concept is pure retro goodness, since it’s inspired by the brand’s W 125 car from 1937. The Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept is debuting this weekend at Pebble Beach.
“Over 80 years ago, the historic Silver Arrows demonstrated that Mercedes-Benz was a pioneer when it came to speed, thanks, among other things, to their streamlined shape,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG. “The EQ Silver Arrow show car draws on that legacy. Intended for acceleration and driving pleasure, it embodies progressive luxury and provides an insight into the future of our design. As a result, the show car drives the design idiom of our new EQ product and technology brand to the top.”
According to Mercedes-Benz, the one-seater EQ Silver Arrow concept embodies its Sensual Purity design philosophy. Even if its exterior looks to the past, it again is all about the future, since its body structure is made of carbon fiber. Inside there’s room for only one, but Saddle Brown leather on the seat and steering wheel and brushed aluminum throughout the interior, combined with the solid walnut wood pinstripes on the floor recall the style of the 1930s.
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow concept is powered by an electric powertrain with 738 horsepower and thanks to its 80 kWh, the concept can travel over 250 miles on a single charge. The concept is also capable of being charged wirelessly.