Mercedes AVTR sports a 110-kilowatt-hour electric motor. It can produce more than 469 horsepower and an electric range of more than 435 miles.
The Vision AVTR (meaning ‘advanced vehicle transformation’) draws inspiration from nature – there are no straight lines, transparent doors and “bionic flaps”, inspired by creatures from the movie, which affect aerodynamics and supposedly allow the AVTR to communicate with its surroundings.
Then there are the spherical wheels, which means the AVTR can move diagonally and skip over grassy surfaces without tearing them to shreds. Inside it’s all about the hologram-based HMI that projects menus into the palm of your hand. And of course, there is no steering wheel – the car recognises you from your breathing and heartbeat.
Sustainable materials have been used in the car’s construction – from the wood and fabrics that trim the interior to the (theoretical) battery, which uses graphene-based organic cell chemistry and is thus free from toxic and expensive metals and therefore totally recyclable.
The Vision AVTR is also fully electric and autonomous, and part of the natural environment in a way only a dream car can. This is truly a brain-controlled human dream car.
VISION AVTR – inspired by AVATAR.
The name of the groundbreaking concept vehicle stands not only for the close collaboration in developing the show car together with the AVATAR team but also for ADVANCED VEHICLE TRANSFORMATION. This concept vehicle embodies the vision of Mercedes-Benz designers, engineers and trend researchers for mobility in the distant future.
Extremely confident – and completely without emissions.
With its four high-performance and near-wheel-built electric motors, the VISION AVTR embodies a particularly agile implementation of the vision of a dynamic luxury saloon. With a combined engine power of more than 350 kW.
The VISION AVTR sets a new benchmark for EQ Power. Thanks to the intelligent and fully variable torque distribution, the power of the four fully individually controllable motors are not only managed in the best possible way in terms of driving dynamics but above all in a highly efficient manner. The innovative all-wheel drive with torque vectoring enables completely new freedoms and guarantees driving dynamics at the highest level while at the same time providing the best possible active safety.
This means that each wheel can be driven separately and depending on the driving situation. Due to the possibility to drive the front and rear axles simultaneously or in opposite ways, the VISION AVTR can move sideways by approx. 30 degrees, in contrast to conventional vehicles. The so-called “crab movement” gives the concept vehicle a reptile-like appearance even in its movement.
Is the Mercedes AVTR real?
The AVTR isn’t just any concept car, it is a collaboration between Mercedes and the makers of Avatar, yes, the Avatar movie. If you’ve watched Avatar, you understand how crazy it was to make the Mercedes AVTR. This is a car that’s perfectly derived from fiction into reality, with zero mistakes.