The latest concept car from Mercedes-Benz recalls that the company has done pioneering work in the car sector.
The Vision Mercedes Simplex, which was unveiled last week at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019, is essentially a modern reboot of the original Mercedes, the "35 hp" of 1901. Along with its successor, the original Simplex, the 35th PS has ushered in the era of the automobile, replacing the industry with rickety, top-heavy wooden cars retrofitted with engines.
Instead of many typical concept ideas in the new vision Mercedes Simplex (such as the Vision EQS concept announced last week (or last year's retro EQ Silver Arrow), the automaker has pretty much remained true to the original ̵
If you have an electric powertrain of any specification in the simplex Converting a car's style, which is more compact than modern cars, will give you a lot more pep. And since it already comes with a lower one Focusing as the other proto-cars of its time were built, a new simplex based on this concept would probably be a dream to drive.
It's fascinating how Mercedes-Benz selected this special Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce the Vision Mercedes Simplex concept. The show, like many other auto shows, is in decline. It also met with thousands of demonstrators discussing the need for cars in the face of a global climate crisis.
Given this reality, the Vision Mercedes Simplex is probably a frivolous endeavor. But if the future is really to reduce the presence and influence of cars overall and those that are getting more and more automated in their operation, I can see why automakers like Mercedes-Benz are trying to assert a niche for people who are still keen on driving. And how could one better try than revive the car that started it all?