After a short leak yesterday, Mercedes-Benz waiting patiently to release the images and details of its new F125 concept. So, what exactly is this thing?
Besides celebrating 125 years of Mercedes-Benz history, the F125 Concept looks into the future of large luxury sedans (think S-Class). While most concept cars look into the future about one generation ahead, the Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept is looking more than two generations to the year 2025 and beyond.
“With the F 125! We want to show that large, comfortable and safe saloon cars have an excellent future, partly because they are able to operate with no emissions. The legend that is the S-Class will continue into the future thanks to intelligent solutions that always have the customer’s needs in mind,” says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “The new research vehicle illustrates and underlines this claim to leadership with innovative ideas and traditional Mercedes strengths in the areas of design, safety, comfort and performance.”
The Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept explores a bunch of future technologies including emission-free driving with hydrogen power, e4MATIC-all-wheel drive with four wheel electric motors, a bodyshell of lightweight hybrid construction and a cloud-based infotainment system called @your COMAND that always keeps you connected online.
Power for the Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept comes from the fuel cell stack that was demoed in the B-Class F-CELL World Drive this year. Of course, Mercedes-Benz improved the performance, consumption and power for four electric motors installed near the wheels – creating an e4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. That gives the Mercedes-Benz F125 a continuous output of 231-hp and a peak output of 313-hp. At wheel torque comes in at 2,536 lb-ft. 0 to 100 kmph in takes 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 220 kmph. On a full charge of its lithium-sulphur battery and a full tank, the Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept can travel a total rang of 1000 kilometers.
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