When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new F700 concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week, some thought it was an absolutely gorgeous looking car while others thought it was one of the ugliest things Mercedes has ever made.
However, Automotive News is now reporting that the dramatically styled F700 is a preview of the next-generation S-Class due in 2012. Showcasing a series of high-end features the company plans to incorporate into future production models, the F700 has an advanced engine and suspension technology and radical new styling developed by the German automaker”s design studio in California.
Mercedes sources say that themes explored within the F700 body are likely to be developed further before they make it into production. These include a bold front-end treatment that could hint the look of its future lineup, as well as elements such as prominent wheel arches and flowing C-pillars.
The Mercedes F700 Concept has a DIESOTTO drive system that consists of a 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine that allows for 258 horsepower in hybrid mode and 44 mpg, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 127 grams per kilometer.
According to Mercedes, the F700 Concept is the world”s first car that can anticipatively recognize the condition of the road and level out the uneven spots with its active PRE-SCAN suspension, giving you a more comfortable ride.
Mercedes-Benz F700 Concept Gallery:
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