Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept revealed

Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept revealed

The Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept car is set to debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show and is claiming major green-car tech, but what's probably of greater interest to many is its styling, which is a first look at what shape the next-generation CLS-Class sedan is going to take.

At the front lays a nose section whose grille straight off the SLS AMG, plus plenty of razor-sharp lines all around. The rear doors slide back, because it's a concept car, and so people can see into the sci-fi inspired cabin.

Mercedes-Benz is also talking up the concept's flexible powertrain platform. One likely option for the vehicle is a plug-in hybrid system similar to the V6 light-hybrid setup found in the S400 sedan. Mercedes says this new plug-in gas-electric system, will put out 400 combined horsepower, and give the car an impressive EV-only driving range of 29km. The automaker has announced that this new plug-in system is headed to the next-gen S-Class.

The F800 concept will also debut two new safety technologies that will probably appear in upcoming models. Distronic Plus Traffic Jam Assistant is an enhanced version of Mercedes' active cruise control system, which can now steer the car through curves as long as it's traveling under 40kph. That still doesn't mean its safe to fall asleep at the wheel… yet. Another new feature is the Pre-Safe 360-degree system, which expands the existing Pre-Safe electronic collision detection system to the rear of the car. If Pre-Safe senses that a rear-end impact is imminent, it'll apply the car's brakes to keep it from getting into an additional frontal accident involving other cars or pedestrians.

The Mercedes-Benz F800 Style will be unveiled in Geneva in a few weeks.

The Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept car is set to debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show and is claiming major green-car tech, but what's probably of greater interest to many is its styling, which is a first look at what shape the next-generation CLS-Class sedan is going to take.

At the front lays a nose section whose grille straight off the SLS AMG, plus plenty of razor-sharp lines all around. The rear doors slide back, because it's a concept car, and so people can see into the sci-fi inspired cabin.

Mercedes-Benz is also talking up the concept's flexible powertrain platform. One likely option for the vehicle is a plug-in hybrid system similar to the V6 light-hybrid setup found in the S400 sedan. Mercedes says this new plug-in gas-electric system, will put out 400 combined horsepower, and give the car an impressive EV-only driving range of 29km. The automaker has announced that this new plug-in system is headed to the next-gen S-Class.

The F800 concept will also debut two new safety technologies that will probably appear in upcoming models. Distronic Plus Traffic Jam Assistant is an enhanced version of Mercedes' active cruise control system, which can now steer the car through curves as long as it's traveling under 40kph. That still doesn't mean its safe to fall asleep at the wheel… yet. Another new feature is the Pre-Safe 360-degree system, which expands the existing Pre-Safe electronic collision detection system to the rear of the car. If Pre-Safe senses that a rear-end impact is imminent, it'll apply the car's brakes to keep it from getting into an additional frontal accident involving other cars or pedestrians.

The Mercedes-Benz F800 Style will be unveiled in Geneva in a few weeks.

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