The Mercedes-Benz F125! Time Machine

The Mercedes-Benz F125! is a ?research vehicle for future technical developments in the large, luxury segment and it is almost like a time machine stuck in the ?future? setting.

Powered by hydrogen, the F125! ?explores emission-free driving, looking ahead to 2025 and beyond rather than the typical seven or eight year window of a traditional concept vehicle.

“With the F 125!?we want to show that large, comfortable and safe saloon cars have an excellent future, partly because they are able to operate with no emissions. The legend that is the S-Class will continue into the future thanks to intelligent solutions that always have the customer’s needs in mind,” says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “The new research vehicle illustrates and underlines this claim to leadership with innovative ideas and traditional Mercedes strengths in the areas of design, safety, comfort and performance.”

On this basis the F 125!?was created as an innovative four-seat luxury saloon with a powerful, emission-free electric drive system based on the fuel cell technology.

This study combines pioneering and highly efficient storage, drive and bodyshell technologies with unique control and display concepts. The research vehicle also presents itself with an expressive design, which transfers the classic Mercedes design idiom into the future.

Highlights of the F 125! include:

  • A completely emission-free mobility with a range of up to 600 miles, full day-to-day suitability, superior performance and first-class comfort.
  • An innovative, lightweight bodyshell of hybrid construction with a high proportion of fiber-reinforced plastics and an intelligent mix of carbon-fiber, aluminum and high-strength steels.
  • ?A high-voltage lithium-sulphur battery with a higher recuperation rates
  • ?e4MATIC all-wheel drive.
  • A control and display concept based on touch, speech and hand-gestures.? Lightweight gull-wing doors can also be opened and closed by hand-gestures.
  • 3D and projector-beam technology displays.
  • Next-generation, networked telematics allow internet-based voice control, integration into social media and extensive remote control of vehicle settings and entertainment functions.
  • Assistance systems for semi-autonomous driving.
  • A trailblazing exterior and interior design based on a completely new saloon architecture.



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