Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Mercedes‑Benz Group AG, told Moers: “If you need it like that then do it like that.” At first glance, the body of the vehicle is reminiscent of a streamlined, powerful shark, with the fin on the roof and the adjustable ventilation louvres in the front wheel arches that look like gills. A calm design language was deliberately chosen as a confident counterweight to the dizzying accomplishments of the vehicle’s highly advanced technology. Sitting in a bucket seat covered with soft leather – the seat back is adjustable – the driver gets to grips with the slender, F1-style rectangular steering wheel.
The rest of the interior has also been pared down to the essentials. Two screens control the infotainment system. The rear-view mirror is in actual fact a screen which displays images from a camera mounted underneath the fin. As with the exterior, the interior is not about impact, but about clean design that assists driving performance in the best way possible.