In the history of the Mercedes-Benz company, there is an interesting chapter with the designation “C 111”: it was a series of experimental cars of the 1970s, on which new solutions were tried. And now, it seems, the Germans have again decided to return to experiments – with the Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept.
Take a look below – not only the designation is similar, but also the overall design: a small streamlined body, round headlights and taillights (in fact, they are “painted” on LED panels), swing-up doors with tinted windows. The new Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept looks like it can belong to the inserts of “Turbo” chewing gum: a real dream car!
But the interior looks like it could be used for another Austin Powers movie: a strikingly vulgar combination of bright orange color and silver-chrome trim! At the same time, there was a place for a digital front panel with 8-bit graphics and a steering wheel in the “F-1” style. Wow!
And that’s when everyone finished shouting “Wow!” because of the design, it was time to talk about the equipment. After all, the main thing in the Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept is the equipment itself: batteries and electric motors. There is only general information about the first: new blocks, improved cooling…
But everything is much more interesting about the electric motors installed inside the Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept! The point is that the Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept received YASA electric motors with the so-called “axial magnetic flux”.
The new circuit makes it possible to make such electric motors much more compact and narrow: about 1/3 of the size of a conventional similar electric motor. In addition, such electric motors are lighter than conventional ones, and they produce greater torque. And all this is already approaching reality: the Mercedes-Benz company bought YASA shares back in 2021 and is now engaged in preparing such electric motors for launch into serial production for its future models.
Thus, the Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept once again remains only an experiment – but once again points the way to a real future.