Report: Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept hints at future electric S-Class

The automotive world is getting greener, more congested and is also getting tighter regulations from the government. Inevitably, luxury automakers that make high-powered vehicles will eventually have to adapt.

According to a new report, Mercedes-Benz’s F125 Concept Car hints at a future electric S-Class sedan.

With a bunch of new fuel-saving technologies, the Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept allows for a full range of 621 miles on a full tank.

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“This is a visionary outlook that’s the direction we have to go with large cars,” Thomas Weber, r&d chief for Daimler AG said. Weber said the F125 shows that “the legendary S class will continue into the future.”

With its good looks and a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.9 seconds we – as enthusiasts – don’t think it’s a bad idea.

“This research car was built with the perspective of, what does a car in 2025 look like? — more than two generations ahead,” Weber said.

Refresher: Power for the Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept comes from the fuel cell stack that was demoed in the B-Class F-CELL World Drive this year. Of course, Mercedes-Benz improved the performance, consumption and power for four electric motors installed near the wheels – creating a e4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. That gives the Mercedes-Benz F125 a continuous output of 231-hp and a peak output of 313-hp. At wheel torque comes in at 2,536 lb-ft. 0 to 62 mph in takes 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph. On a full charge of its lithium-sulphur battery and a full tank, the Mercedes-Benz F125 Concept can travel a total range of 621 miles.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News