Frankfurt Motor Show MercedesBenz F700 Technology Trumped by…

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Frankfurt Motor Show: F700, Technology Trumped by

By NICK KURCZEWSKI September 11, 6:45 pm

Mercedes says the F700 is capable of 44.3 per gallon. (Photo by Torsten France-Presse/Getty Images)

“It was a ghastly truly horrible to look at. I barely even take of it.”

This quote easily have been at, say, the scene of a terrible or a tragic accident. Unfortunately for I overheard this little gem in the lounge when the subject to the technology-laden F700 design During its theatrical press — complete with gyrating and extravagant lighting display — rolled 19 concept cars and vehicles onto its stand. the F700 was undeniably the star of the

This is with good as the F700 packs some advanced technology under its skin.

Despite being the same length as the top-of-the-line S-Class sedan, the F700 is by a 238 horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder This is almost half the of the smallest engine presently in the current S-Class. Called the this engine employs direct fuel injection, and precise control of the combustion to produce V-6 levels of power 4-cylinder economy.

Mercedes says that the is capable of 44.3 miles per — a very impressive figure for a car of size.

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There’s even wizardry in the Pre-Scan suspension which packs two laser mounted alongside the headlights. driving, these lasers pulses onto the surface of the ahead. Measurements are taken, and the is passed along to the hydraulic In short, the F700 can react to a before it even reaches it.

The cabin also has some features, like individual positions in which passengers hopefully not the driver) can turn seats to face each or rearward. A driver can also items like satellite input with a customizable an electronic personal assistant.

So the F700 isn’t short on Yet Mercedes might have better served putting gadgetry into a cardboard With few exceptions, the design of the is what got tongues wagging in From the front, the bulging and bold grille look what we might see on the next-generation From there on back, get a little odd.

It seems the Mercedes designers borrowed elements from all over the landscape. The side window is very much in line the current Mercedes CLS sedan, but the window rear sunroof a 1963 Corvette and the lumpy seems bizarre.

Personally, I sort of like it. Or at I’ll forgive it some faults for the cool technology within. But from what I very few journalists were in as forgiving a mood.

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