Geneva motor show 2010 Mercedes F800 Style new pics | Autocar

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Geneva motor show Mercedes F800 Style new pics

3 March 2010

will make public plans for a new entry-level four-door at next month’s Geneva show. with the unveiling of the Style.

The new four-door concept the styling, dimensions and packaging of a for the CLC, which should UK showrooms by the end of 2013. Described to as a baby brother to the larger and opulent CLS, the new car will part of Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation A and family.

See the official Mercedes Style pictures

It will its front-wheel drive mechanical with those cars, this concept is also to show off a new modular rear-wheel platform. There will be a four-wheel-drive, 300bhp turbocharged AMG

The F800’s exterior dimensions are to be very close to the production At 4738mm long, 1938mm and 1445mm high, the car will be similar in size to the forthcoming coupé, a two-door version of C-class due this time year.

Unlike that which will look like a two-door saloon, the F800 will have a radical profile overlaid futuristic styling referenced by the Mercedes-Benz Bionic and, recently, by the BlueZero line of cars.

This new look has overseen by Mercedes’ recently design boss, Gorden who has taken little time in his mark on the look of the firm’s models, first with the Fascination shown at 2008’s motor show and now with the Style.

Mercedes Dieter said the car showed where wants to go with its future direction. The F800’s relevant is that we did not have a comprehensive strategy before, he said. We have more consistency in the up in the future and the F800 points to

Apart from removing the car flourishes such as the complex rear doors, 20in (with narrow 215/45 tyres) and futuristic interior the production car will look like the F800.

“There be some alterations to satisfy regulations and the like, but the character remain much the same,” a source revealed. “You instantly recognise it again, though we’ll have to a few years until it finds its way showrooms.”

The car’s appearance previews the second-gen CLS that’s due to be at this September’s Paris — including its SLS-inspired ‘soft’ grille, extreme bodywork coupé-like roofline, high-set and wide, angular tail-lights.

The production coupé will use new MFA platform. Developed to replace the expensive sandwich-floor architecture, it also be used in the A and B-classes and a new SUV. It can support differing and track widths.

The F800 has a lengthy wheelbase of 2924mm provides it with ultra-short and rear overhangs and a roomy with up to 440 litres of luggage

Mercedes-Benz F 800 Style

But the car is not just about previewing a new It has also been created to developments in Mercedes’ hybrids and cells, as well as a new modular platform that will in the new C-class, due in 2015.

The first of these powertrain features a new turbocharged, 3.5-litre, V6 petrol engine producing It is supported by a 109bhp electric mounted inside the seven-speed gearbox. It’s powered by a ion battery sited low down the rear seat for optimum distribution and a low centre of gravity.

the hybrid system developed by for the new Touareg, the F800 uses an decoupling clutch. When the lifts off the throttle, a clutch between the engine and the electric opens to disconnect them. set-up is designed to use the car’s to achieve optimum battery through the electric motor, acts as an alternator to collect energy.

Mercedes-Benz’s figures claim a time of 4.8sec and a 155mph top for the F800 hybrid, with fuel consumption of 97mpg and CO2 of 68g/km. It can also travel on power alone for almost 19 during which top speed is to 75mph.

The F800 Style has been designed to accommodate a new cell as part of the second of a customer lease programme. The phase was kicked off recently by the Fuel Cell, which soon be available to selected

Packaged completely within the new front end structure, the fuel feeds a slightly more electric motor than its engine-assisted hybrid sibling, 136bhp.

The 0-62mph time is put at while top speed is limited to With claimed consumption of 0.9kg of hydrogen per 100km equivalent of three litres of per 100km), overall range is put at 373

Greg Kable

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