The German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz introduced its new conceptual electric vehicle – the Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class, at the IAA Mobility 2023 auto show in Munich. The model takes a lot from its older sibling – the Vision EQXX, but is expected to be much more affordable in terms of price.
Even though the car can go more than 645 km without needing to charge again, it’s still not that expensive. The company also claims that you can power up the battery in just 15 minutes and be ready to hit the road for another 400 km.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class boasts an entirely new software architecture, which provides level three autonomy, enabling it to move independently without driver intervention. The electric vehicle is built on the so-called Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA) – a new platform for electric vehicles developed by the German automotive giant.
Mercedes-Benz announced that it is developing its own operating system for the car, called MB.OS. It will help to offer various features – from the giant dashboard screen to the voice assistant in the car. It will also allow the integration of third-party applications, such as music or video streaming apps, into the car.