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Mercedes Released Biome Concept Photos

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Last month, we reported that the L.A. Auto Show will host a design contest that will include 1,000 lb (450 kg) vehicles, with multiple automotive producers submitting entries. Now, it;s time to take a close look at a proposal coming from Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center California.

Using the Biome name, the creation is inspired by nature’s ways and follows a sustainable development pathway. According to autocar, the Mercedes-Benz will showcase a full-size model of the vehicle at the L.A. Auto Show.

The concept’s design process has been overseen by Hubert Lee, the creator of the second generation CLS and the F800 study.

We are talking about a 4020mm-long and 2500mm wide creation that uses an interesting seating layout: the driver is placed in the middle up front, with one passenger also using a center position but at the back and two passengers on the sides. The car uses a “biofibre body” that is sourced from an organic environment, suing seeds from a nursery. The vehicle manages to tip the scales at only 875.5 lbs (394 kg).

The Symbiosis vehicle forms a seamless part of the ecosystem through green technologies. Most of the energy used to power the vehicles comes from the sun. It is stored in a lightweight grown material called BioFibre. It is much lighter than metal or synthetic composites, but stronger than steel when mature. It is grown in the Mercedes-Benz Nursery through proprietary DNA,” stated the press release, showing the vehicle’s strong bond with nature.

 
 
 
 
 

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