If Mercedes-Benz has truly seen the future, then we’re in store for a tomorrowland filled with hydrogen-powered cars with gullwing doors. The F 125! concept, which explores the company’s future, apparently managed to leak online earlier than its official unveil at Frankfurt.
According to Italian site Omniauto, which published the information, The F 125! Envisions what a Mercedes two-door coupe of the future could look like. The car features two giant gullwing doors, seating for four, and an evolution of the large-grille front-end we’ve seen in other M-B concepts, like the F700 and F800. Like many other German eco-concepts, the car uses an extensive amount of special materials to keep weight low: the body is said to be made out of aluminum, plastic, and carbon fiber.
Under the long, sloping hood sits a hydrogen fuel cell that powers a lithium-ion battery pack and four electric motors. Although the translation from Italian is rough, it appears the car may use some form of an extended-range electric drivetrain. A lithium-ion battery pack provides for 30 miles of pure electrified travel; for longer trips, a hydrogen fuel cell stack theoretically extends range by 595 miles. The F 125! shouldn’t be a slouch, either: we hear it could sport a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds, and hit a top end of 137 mph.
Expect more details -- including those issued officially by Mercedes-Benz -- to emerge later this week, when the F 125! hits the display stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show.