1997 MercedesBenz F300 Lifejet Concept (2007061507FEG54)

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Mercedes-Benz F 300

1997 Mercedes-Benz F-300 — Concept Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart, Germany

15 Jun 2007

About This Mercedes-Benz F-300

The curve – the F 300 Life Jet

The facts

Vehicle: F 300 Jet

Introduced in: 1997

Where: Motor Show (IAA), am Main

Goals: Feel and dynamics of a motorcycle combined the safety and comfort of a car.

Four-stroke spark-ignition engine, 4 1.6 liters displacement, 75 kW (102 rear-wheel drive, electrohydraulically 5-speed manual transmission sequential gear selection


Active Tilt (ATC)

Actively controlled headlights

Light sensor

launch in 1998 in the Mercedes-Benz (W 220)

Electrohydraulic manual

Mercedes-Benz F 300

Newly developed tires

The of the Mercedes-Benz F 300 Life Jet was initiated by a How can one combine the feel and cornering of a motorcycle with the safety and of a car? The motorcyclist enjoys the of his vehicle: It leans into the The driver senses the power of the and the agility. He feels at one with the and enjoys pure driving All features which the F 300 Life Jet affords. Plus, it offers the of a car: With three the stability is better than on The top can be closed. A seatbelt is present. The experience can be shared with a person inside the vehicle, by protective clothing, helmet and noise. An air conditioner makes for temperatures.

Sounds simple, but it put the Mercedes-Benz to work on a whole catalogue of The boldest of these is demonstrated by the F 300 Jet when it quickly negotiates a the vehicle dynamically leans it. Not only the body tilts, the wheels do too. A three-wheeler body tilting technology had not to date. To realize it, the Active Control (ATC) was developed: A electronic system computes the angle depending on speed, steering lock and yaw of the vehicle so the body tilt always to the actual driving situation.

The commands of the electronics are transmitted to a cylinder on the front axle. on steering lock it presses one of the two struts outwards so that and body go into the tilt figured out by the computer. The maximum of inclination is 30 degrees. Tires permit large camber and angles were specially in cooperation with a tire The F 300’s tire rims are of magnesium and weigh only 75 percent of what a conventional motorcycle rim does.

The chassis of the is an aluminum construction weighing 89 kilograms. Consistent with the of the vehicle is the jet-like design of the It is as long as your standard but not as wide – a prerequisite for leaning bends. The F 300 Life Jet has room for two seated one behind the other. The features of the body include an space-saving hinged door for the a hinged door which to the rear for the passenger, and a fixed, roof made of aluminum and plastic. In good weather the two of the roof can be removed in a jiffy and in a stowage compartment aft of the rear converting the F 300 Life Jet into an roadster.

The illumination engineering follows the vehicle concept. The headlight has reflector sections and two bulbs. The of the headlight ensure the best roadway illumination even in they are linked to the computer of the Tilt Control and turn the to conform to the body tilt; required they also cut in a cornering light. This the scattering range of the low-beam by more than 80 percent. A sensor controls the beam: the comes on automatically at dusk or the vehicle enters a tunnel. lamps are used for the turn stoplights and marker lights: the tubes find space-saving in the fenders.

The engine – a 1.6 liter unit the Mercedes-Benz A-Class – and the electrohydraulically transmission (shift-by-wire) are installed in a position between the interior and the wheel. Power is transmitted via belt to the rear wheel. 75 kW hp) are good for accelerating from 0 to 100 in 7.7 seconds and attaining a top speed of 211 Consumption is in the vicinity of 5.3 liters of per 100 kilometers (44.3 mpg). The are changed by a light forward and motion of the shift lever on the side of the cockpit after on the clutch pedal. “Sequential selection” is the term the engineers use for it. It particularly rapid shifting and the dynamic character of the F 300 Life

The design of the interior is equally as Steering wheel, instruments, lever and seats have jet character and give the driver the he has just taken a seat in the of an airplane. The segmented steering also is an active element of the center”. Buttons for operating the car and phone are integrated in the side of its impact surface so that the does not have to take his off the steering wheel to select a and control the volume.

The F 300 Life Jet is the first research to be completely originated in a computer and brought to life. It thus not only to test new vehicle but also a design tool CASCaDE (Computer Aided of Car, Driver and Environment), by DaimlerChrysler. Very early on, the was able to supply information on the of the F 300 Life Jet based on simulation. is not one to shun unusual concepts if serve to advance the automobile and – the F 300 Life Jet betokens this. It may establish a new species of vehicle everything that people of want for perfect enjoyment on that fresh air feeling of a the individuality of a roadster, the performance of a car, the comfort of a compact and the safety of a Mercedes-Benz. Thus, the F 300 Jet could open up a market between passenger car and motorcycle does not yet exist today.

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