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Mercedes F125 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept leaks

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Mercedes F125 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept

It’s probably going to be like this for a few days, with leaks ahead of reveals as Frankfurt looms. Now we have a bit of a surprise from the boys at Benz, with the leak of a photo of the Mercedes F125 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept.

Possibly pointing the way to the next generation S-Class – or maybe the one after, or the one after that, or… – the big gullwing coupé comes with a proper set of green credentials and, for a real change, green credentials with a future.

As Mercedes rapidly heads towards its first production hydrogen fuel-cell car in a couple of years time, we can hopefully expect more from Daimler showcasing what’s possible. And the F125 Concept is properly appealing.

With four electric motors – one at each corner – generating a modest 230bhp, you wouldn’t expect magical performance. But it seems the F125 can do 0-60mph in a very decent 4.9 seconds and get to 136mph. Perhaps not brilliant, but streets ahead of any EV.

The joy is the hydrogen fuel cell powering the F125 which - genuinely emissions free at the point of use – has a range of 620 miles between refuelling. And that’s refuelling – once the infrastructure is in place – that takes no longer than it does to fill with petrol.

Oddly, it seems the Mercedes F125 Concept has a set of lithium-ion batteries as well with the ability to travel 31 miles on their charge. But what’s the point?

Still, a big hydrogen fuel-cell car with proper production possibilities is a great move in the right direction.

Source: Omni Auto

By Cars UK