Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept previews future CLS – rpmGo.com



Mercedes-Benz has just presented a new concept car, which was teased at the Detroit Auto Show at the beginning of the year.

The Mercedes-Benz F800 Style, as you can see above, most likely previews the future CLS Class, which not only will include the four-door coupe, but also a smaller edition. While classic concept elements, like the sliding rear doors or the futuristic interior are present, MB revealed that most of the styling will make it onto a production version.

But while its looks are quite impressive, its powertrain options are even more so, including not only a plug-in hybrid but also a fuel cell setup. The first is similar to the V6 light hybrid setup we can check out on the Mercedes Benz S400, and will provide a power output of 400 HP and an electric-only range of 18 miles. The other setup, based on a fuel cell/electric drivetrain, uses a 136 HP electric motor to power the car, but is unlikely to become a viable option anytime soon.

Besides the radical design and the powertrain options, the F800 Style also has two high end safety technologies. The Distronic Plus Traffic Jam Assistant is an upgraded cruise control system, capable of steering the car at speeds under 25 mph. The other is the Pre-Safe 360-degree technology, which also adds the existing Pre-Safe tech to the rear end of the car. It will now be able to detect when a rear end collision might happen and will apply the brakes, so that you won’t get pushed into the car ahead of you in a chain reaction.

Overall, the new Mercedes-Benz F800 Style is looking extremely good. MB fans will be able to check it out in its concept flesh at the Geneva Motor Show, but also in the photo gallery below.

Photo Gallery: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style Concept

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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