Frankfurt Preview: Mercedes F 700 Concept Car

Frankfurt Preview: Mercedes F 700 Concept Car

Mercedes has just announced the new F 700 Concept car that will make its debut at th Frankfurt Motor Show. The F 700 with its innovative DIESOTTO and hybrid drive has fuel economy of 44 mpg which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 127 grams per kilometre.

Mercedes says that the F 700 Concept car is a “luxury saloon with compact-car fuel consumption.” Mercedes also said the fuel cell cars will enter series production from 2010.

Press Release:

Mercedes-Benz and smart present seven CO2 world champions at the 62nd International Motor Show in Frankfurt: BLUETEC – hybrid – DIESOTTO – fuel cell: Modular technologies for tomorrow”s clean premium motor car

    * Seven hybrid vehicles in five model series
    * Eight BLUETEC models as the world”s cleanest diesel
    * F 700 with DIESOTTO: luxury saloon with compact-car fuel consumption
    * Numerous models meet EU 5 standard with the potential to meet EU 6
    * Fuel cell cars to enter series production from 2010

Stuttgart ““ Under the motto “Fascination and Responsibility” Mercedes-Benz will be showcasing a unique range of new, extremely economical and clean models based on intelligently combined drive technologies at the 2007 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. “Our customers can rest assured that their Mercedes will also in future meet the most stringent requirements in terms of safety, comfort and effortless superiority, and that they will do so with exemplary green credentials”, explains Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of DaimlerChrysler AG. With 19 new models – including seven hybrids and just as many CO2 world champions – as well as the groundbreaking F 700 research car, Mercedes-Benz will be setting out its roadmap for the future in Frankfurt.

“The F 700 with its innovative DIESOTTO and hybrid drive consumes just 5.3 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres – equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 127 grams per kilometre. This value equals the fuel consumption of a modern day diesel-powered compact car, and boasts the lowest petrol consumption figures of a large luxury saloon in the history of the motor car”, explains Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the DaimlerChrysler AG Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes Car Group Development. And in other important vehicle classes, too, Mercedes-Benz is setting the global benchmark for consumption and emissions at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt.

The modular technology concept from Mercedes-Benz includes optimised combustion engines and customised hybrid solutions, which are deployed individually or in combination depending on the vehicle class, application profile and customer requirements.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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