The Mercedes F 125! which debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September 2011) prefigures the CL in 2025, the big sedan from Stuttgart here earns gullwing doors and a zero-emission engine that uses hydrogen. This mobile laboratory uses four electric motors powered by energy generated by fuel cells. The total power is 231 hp and allows the Mercedes F 125! to touch 220 km / h, accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds and travel up to 1,000 km with a full tank of hydrogen (0.79 kg/100 km).
The design of the F 125! takes some styling cues of the F 800 Style , however, going to propose a face like never before with six horizontal slots and a large side door that gives access to four handsets. Curious is the treatment of the rear window, reduced to mere simulacrum, and the rear lights that form a large curly tail. New prototype chassis and bodywork are made with a mixed technique that uses aluminum, plastics and carbon fiber. A new feature is the carbon fiber tank containing hydrogen at a pressure of 700 bar in a small volume. The lithium battery pack allows 10 kWh to 125 F! to travel 50 km without activating the fuel cell.
According to Omni Auto, the F 125! concept showcases M-B’s design direction for the 2025 CL-Class. It’s unknown if the German automaker intends to actually make a production CL that’s fueled by hydrogen, but if so, its likely that the setup featured in the F 125! will be used. In this case, that means four electric motors cranking out a combined 231 horsepower. That level of grunt allows the F 125! to hit a top speed of 137 miles and zip from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds. According to Omni Auto’s leaked information, Benz says the F 125! consumes 0.79 kilograms of hydrogen per 100 kilometers and that the stylish coupe can travel up to 621 miles on a full tank.
As you can probably tell, the F 125! draws styling cues from the automaker’s F800 Style concept, a four-door sedan that debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. However, the prototype F 125! features a concept-friendly chassis made from a mix of carbon fiber, aluminum and plastics along with a unique carbon fiber tank to hold hydrogen at 700 bar. The gullwing’s 10-kWh lithium-ion battery pack allows the 125 F! to travel approximately 31 miles before activation of the on-board fuel cell is required.
News Source: Omni Auto