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 Mercedes-Benz Style F800: premières photos

21/2/2010

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Mercedes-Benz Style F800: premières photos

 

Mercedes-Benz Style F800: premières photos

Les photos la Mercedes-Benz F800 Style refont surface sur le net aujourd’hui en avance sur première mondiale officielle du modèle de concept au Salon de l’automobile de Genève.

Le modèle nouveau concept répond à deux objectifs: notamment apporter une conception unique et look plus dynamique.

En ce qui concerne la motorisation, les photos révèlent que les ingénieurs Mercedes-Benz ont examiné deux options pour la F800: un système de pile à combustible avec des batteries lithium-ion et un moteur électrique montée à l’arrière ou d’une motorisation hybride essence-électrique.

Source: Carscoop

Geneva auto show: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style set for reveal

 

Offering a dual approach to a green future, the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept will be revealed next month at the Geneva autMercedes-Benz F800 Style concepto show featuring striking sheetmetal and a slew of new driver technologies.

 

Mercedes is calling the F800 Style a research vehicle, and it's adaptable for a plug-in hybrid configuration or as a fuel cell. It's skinned it an eye-catching body with bold fenders and a prominent grille that hints at future styling directions for the German company.

 

The plug-in setup uses a V6 engine rated at 300 hp and a hybrid module that makes 109 hp, for a total output of 409 hp that works with a seven-speed automatic transmission. It uses lithium-ion batteries and has a range of 18 miles on electricity. Though it's an eco-friendly powertrain, Mercedes says it performs like a sports car with a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. In pure electric mode, it can reach a top speed of 75 mph.

 

The fuel-cell variant offers 136 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque while producing only water as an emission. It uses parts from the B-class F-Cell. The range in this setup is claimed to be 375 miles.

 

Mercedes points to both powertrains as evidence of smart design, with all of the components fitted into the engine compartment or spaces in the chassis so as not to intrude on the interior.

 

The five-seat, rear-wheel drive car also is laden with a pile of other updated and new technology for driver comfort and safety. A new camera touchpad records images of the user's hand and displays it in transparent form above the center console. Pressing the display is similar to he feeling of typing on a laptop, Mercedes says. There's also a “range on map” feature that shows how far the car can travel in electric mode.

 

The F800 Style also has a new version of the Distronic cruise-control system that allows drivers to follow the car in front of them into curves without steering at speeds of up to 25 mph. There's also Mercedes' Pre-Safe 360 Degree system, which engages the brakes about 600 milliseconds before a rear-end collision to prevent a secondary crash into another car or object.

 

Meanwhile, the appearance of the F800 Style lives up to its name with a stately design with short overhangs, long wheelbase and flowing roofline. It's accented by LED lights and a curved grille. Inside are wood parts and and lightweight seats made of magnesium and carbon-fiber shells. Additionally, the back doors are sliding for ease of entry.

Mercedes-Benz F800 pairs hydrogen fuel cell and plug-in hybrid

 

Mercedes-Benz is introducing a "research vehicle," er, concept at the Geneva Motor Show next month that combines hydrogen fuel cells with plug-in hybrid.

 

 

That means the F800 Style can travel for 18 miles on electric power alone after being plugged in overnight -- and when it runs out of juice it can cruise for another 375 miles on hydrogen. The result: no emissions.

 

 

Since it's a concept and an automaker can can hog-wild -- not that staid Mercedes would ever call it that -- the F800 has cool sliding rear doors and a sparse interior.

"We are dedicated to reconciling our responsibility for the environment with practical customer utility in a fascinating automobile," says Thomas Weber, the Daimler Board of Management member responsible for R&D.

The plug-in hybrid powerplant pairs big batteries with a V-6 engine capable of 300 horsepower, or 409 horsepower when the electric motors kick in.

For driving on fuel-cell power, Mercedes-Benz engineers somehow found a way to tuck that componant under the hood with an electric motor near the rear axle nd four hydrogen tanks, two of which are between the passengers.

To read more visit the AutoWeek Geneva Auto Show News section.

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