Specially developed for battery-electric models, the electric-vehicle architecture is scalable in every respect and usable across all models. The wheelbase, track width as well as all other system components (especially the batteries) are variable thanks to the modular building-block system. The vehicle concept is optimised to meet every requirement of a battery-electric model family. The basic architecture is suitable for SUVs, saloons, coupés, cabriolets and other model series. Similarly to the latest series-produced models from Mercedes-Benz, the vehicle architecture builds on a precisely tailored material mix of steel, aluminium and carbon fibre. Requirements in terms of lightweight design, strength and cost efficiency are thus met in the optimum way.