The new grille on the EQ models marks a new milestone and takes design into an all-electric future.
Mercedes-Benz has presented a complete collection of radiator grilles that have been used by the concern for 120 years.
The retrospective begins with the original honeycomb styled 35 PS grille from the early 1900s. By the 70s, the design acquires modern features, and the main purpose of the grille is to protect and pass air to the radiator. The collection ends with ultra-modern Black Panel grilles that hide high-tech cameras, radars and sensors.
“The far-reaching technological transition to electric mobility and autonomous driving presents us with entirely new opportunities in exterior design,” commented Robert Lesnik, Head of Exterior Design at Mercedes-Benz AG.
According to the expert, the classic grille has lost its original function over time and has become something of an avant-garde design artifact and technology hub. Lesnik also noted that the new grille on the EQ models marks a new milestone and takes design into an all-electric future.