Mercedes Benz Points to 2050

You heard it here first, folks, 2050 is the new 2010. Remember when the year 2000 was the tag people put on their projects to push them conceptually into the future? It’s not that anymore, it’s the year 2050, and that’s exactly when designer Felipe Palermo places his “Mercedes-Benz Arrow” concept. You’re gonna be driving this in 40 years. That’s a long time from now! You’ll have to buy it for… your grandchildren? Man. Future!

One of the big ideas here is that in the future, during the week, suspended rail systems will be used by the majority of the citizens of the major cities. Thus, this car must be a recreational vehicle made for use for fun on the weekends. The layout of this “Arrow” vehicle is done by TANDEM, the designer aiming to draw comparisons to other leisure vehicles such as motorcycles, jet skis, and personalized aircraft.

This car works with a system of opposing magnets, MAGLEV, which allows the vehicle to take on some amazing curves. The tires allow for rubber to be re-injected once breakdown of the first set occurs, allowing for longer life and less (maybe even NO) dumping of waste because of wheels.

Design inspired by old Silver Arrows, Slr Mclaren, and the 1954 Gull-wing.

Designer: Felipe Palermo

Mercedes Benz Arrow concept car by Felipe Palermo

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18 Comments

  • Hartigan says:

    Why don’t you tilt the wheels instead of only the chassis?

    It will be more efficient on turns.

  • Bauski says:

    Why not tilt both? Even more practical

  • Tim Matter says:

    why not save yourself the time and money and buy a motorcycle. besides based on the scale of those people vs the wheels that thing looks monsterous.

  • widepers says:

    “This car works with a system of opposing magnets, MAGLEV, which allows the vehicle to take on some amazing curves”… wha’? Don’t get it, must be Monday. Crap, it isn’t

  • mif991 says:

    It does not look futuristic; more like a boat on wheels.

  • mike says:

    Come on man, it’s year 2050 and you’r still on wheels. You should be more futuristic, use your imagination, think about possible inventions such as antigravity, zero energy, etc. This models looks from year 2000 with old concepts.

  • tommyjj says:

    MAGLEV? does the designer understand what maglev is? are all the roads (and the beach, and the gravel path) going to be made from electromagnets as well, otherwise it won’t work!

  • Davin Stowell says:

    I think that the designer thinks that the future is just ugly. all talent will disappear and the only thing left will be this garbage. I would hate to have to deliver pizza in this thing.

  • dkopowski says:

    anyone else thinks that this looks like a little Mars space rover?

  • dkopowski says:

    anyone else thinks that this looks like a little Mars space rover?

  • car repair says:

    How do you repair this kind of Benz. Mercedes Benz are high-maintenance cars and difficult to repair but this modern car would seem to be more difficult to maintain. I wonder if has a built in automatic repair or recovery system because this Benz it seem to be far-fetched,but who knows.. Nothing is impossible with Benz technology.

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