MercedesBenz’ Head of Design Rolls Out Their Electric Cars…

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Mercedes-Benz’ Head of Design Out Their Electric Cars for the

Image by B. Alter: F 800 Style

Mercedes-Benz World is Disneyland for lovers. It is three floors of and new Mercedes, along with a shop, simulators and a test A dream come true for Merc. drivers and owners.

So is TreeHugger doing there? We to hear Prof. Gorden Vice President of Design for all of talk about the Mercedes-Benz and how they keep it aspirational. We came to see the prototype for the Mercedes electric car, the F 800 Style should be out in 5 years and the Blue which will be out in two.

Gorden Wagener, Vice Design

Not everyone may believe having an expensive car and keeping up the luxurious life style of the is the be all and end all. However, it was fascinating to Prof. Wagener’s analysis of how and why do this and how Mercedes-Benz builds on it.

He was involved in developing all the current as well as the McLaren. It’s his job to the brand which is their identity. It’s quite an now Mercedes is rated the 12th precious brand in the world. And he it will continue to grow in five years China buy one third of the luxury products on the and they will be mainly products. Mercedes intends to into helicopters, boats and

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He acknowledged sustainability and the green trend are a of the new luxury. Cars have to efficient and in harmony with the or else they won’t be by society; which is what is all about. He said that in the they will be selling sportiness which will people feel attractive and

The iconic nature of the cars from their design; is what drives the innovation. The are important and all the details which it luxurious such as the interiors, and fittings.

Interior: F 800 Style

Wagener introduced the F 800 Style, sustainable zero concept by emphasizing the natural and futuristic of its shape with its aerodynamic lines. The car will be out in the next 5 and will be equivalent to the Mercedes C which is their second line. It will be wide and powerful, with a sporty It seats five people. got that big Mercedes grill in the The doors slide, rather open out. It will LED head and tail lights. The will be approximately £30,000.

The drive platform will for the use of alternative drive system: Plug-in Hybrid or Fuel drive.

The Plug-in Hybrid will go up to 30 km. it’s on electric. When the gas in, it will go from zero to 100 in only 4.8 seconds, and its top speed is limited to 250 km/h. According to the its drive unit consists of a V6 engine with an output of 220 kW (300 hp) with next-generation injection and a hybrid module an output of about 80 kW (109 hp) so it delivers a total power of 300 kW (409 hp).

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The Fuel-cell electric has a range of 30 km and it can get from 0 to 100 in 4.8 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 120

Mercedes says the car has a highly appearance, without making it aggressive. The sensually curved line underscores the exceptional quality of the coupe. One audience noted that the car looked large for an electric car. It is M long. The Mercedes representative that this was a prototype but like their cars to be because it gives them a stance on the road. It is wide the tunnel for storing the hydrogen is in the middle part.

The interior of the car is very luxurious, to their drawings. It will man-made leather seats and wood on the back of them, to an Eames feeling. The roof is but not solar.

For the gadget crowd are some very cool The human-machine interface (HMI) video images of the user’s so they see their hands across the touchscreen, allowing to operate the functions of the current by applying a slight pressure. The PLUS with Traffic Jam allows the car to drive itself in jams (!). Apparently at of up to about 40 km/h, the system care of both longitudinal and movements so that drivers do not to steer themselves. The driver can sit back and relax.

Mercedes believes that 10 to 20% of cars will be electric in the but since cities are growing, will too. The battery and the are the issues, as in all electric cars. The cell variant is equipped a hydrogen fuel cell for driving with zero emissions. In Germany they are hydrogen fuel cells but are very few stations there to


The Blue is their lower priced hybrid car which will be out It is smaller and cheaper and will out in 3 different combinations: electric plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen cell. The electric is powered by a battery and can go 124 miles on a single The plug-in hybrid (BlueZERO uses a hydrogen fuel to create electric power. It has a of 248 miles and generates no emissions water. Finally, the hydrogen cell (BlueZERO E-Cell is a hybrid vehicle combining an phase with a combustion It provides a range of 62 miles on power, augmented to 372 miles the assistance of the turbo-charged 1 litre

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