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Mercedes-Benz F125 Car from the Future unveiled at IAA 2011

Sep 13 2011, 9:03am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz F125 Car from the Future unveiled at IAA 2011

Dr. Dieter Zetsche says “You could say that the F125 is a smartphone you can sit in.”

For some reason all cars will have wing doors in the future. Mercedes has a long legacy of wing doors, so it is ok to feature them in a new concept car dubbed F125. With the F125 research vehicle, Mercedes-Benz is delivering its first sustainable IAA accent in keeping with the final highlight of this automotive anniversary year. Reflecting the birthday motto “125 Years of Innovation”, the technology showcase demonstrates the potential of the fuel cell for complete zero-emissions mobility also in large and comfortable luxury sedans. With the F 125!, Mercedes-Benz is systematically implementing its vision of zero-emissions driving, underscoring the potential of H2 as the fuel of the future.

The F125 is driven by an F-CELL plug-in HYBRID, consisting of a further-developed fuel cell and a high-performance lithium-sulfur high-voltage battery. Energy storage is provided by a completely new kind of hydrogen tank that is integrated directly into the bodyshell structure.

“When it comes to the drive, there is one figure to note – one thousand. That is the distance in kilometers that you can drive on electricity alone without stopping to refuel,” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche. “And with four electric motors close to the wheels and a peak output of 313hp, there’s no shortage of fun.” Thanks to intelligent lightweight design with a high proportion of carbon-fiber, the four-seater offers refined performance coupled with exceptional comfort. The display, control and communication concepts are also completely new developments. Dr. Dieter Zetsche once more, “You could say that the F125 is a smartphone you can sit in.”

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