Mercedes has released the first pictures of the prototype that is due the next generation of CLS. It is called F800 Style Concept.
Mercedes published the first images of F800 Style concept, which the brand in Stuttgart will present in world premiere at Geneva Motor Show.
The concept is not simply a design study, but it will foreshadow the next generation of the CLS, one of the models that led the recent boom of so-called four-door coupe.
The German prototype stands out by certain stylistic elements borrowed directly from the F700 concept of the Mercedes stand at the previous Geneva Motor Show.
In addition, the new F800 Style comes with more surprising details for a study that anticipates a production model, such as sliding rear doors, a particular item developed until now only for utility models.
Obviously, these will not appear on the production model, as no any interior futuristic concept of German brand won’t be build.
In the case of F800 Style, there is a hybrid system on the concept presented by Mercedes S500 Hybrid in Frankfurt in 2009. It’s about a V6 engine coupled to an electric engine with 100 horsepower, which supplies the battery by electric power by mains.
According to first information available, the plug-in hybrid system can operate using only the electric engine power over a distance of 30 km.
The absolute novelty in this chapter is represented by the fact that the machine is configured to “host” the hybrid system shown above, or a hydrogen engine, without the German engineers having to change the internal architecture of the car.
Therefore, the F800 Style is powered by an electric unit powered on hydrogen cells.
Mercedes will offer more details about the new concept in the days before commencement of the Motor Show in Geneva.
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