Mercedes-Benz F 125! Concept Leaks Before Frankfurt Debut

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.

Source: Omniauto


We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading