While most auto manufacturers are pushing ahead with hybrid,
powertrains as an alternative to gasoline engines, Mercedes-Benz still has
a sweet spot for hydrogen
fuel cell vehicles. The latest hydrogen fuel concept from Mercedes is the
F125 that will debut this week at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
According to information leaked
to OmniAuto.it, the F125 gets it
motivation from a hydrogen fuel cell stack that is paired with four electric
motors. Total system output is a relatively meager 231hp. However, that is
enough to push the lightweight concept to 60mph in just 4.9 seconds, which is
nothing to scoff at.
With a full tank, the F125 can travel up to 620 miles, while
the electric-only range is 31 miles thanks to an onboard lithium-ion battery
pack. Top speed for the concept is 136 mph.
F800 Style concept last year previewed the design direction for the production
second-generation CLS sedan. According
to Motor Authority, the next
generation S-Class luxury sedan and CL-Class luxury coupe will inherit design
cues from the F125 (just don't count on the gull-wing doors reaching