The Mercedes-Benz research vehicles are dream cars, built from the dreams and ideas of our designers and engineers. But seldom has a study vehicle been as close to reality as the F800 Style is.
The plug-in hybrid drive system, for instance, is becoming a reality – it consumes a mere 2.9 l/100 km. The electric motor is even capable of powering the vehicle on its own over short distances; its battery can be charged at any socket, at home or when out and about. The environmentally safe F-CELL version is also becoming a reality. It has a fuel cell which converts hydrogen into electric drive energy – emission- free locally.
PRE-SAFE® 360° makes accident-free driving ever more likely: when it detects an impending rear impact, it prevents the vehicle from being catapulted forwards. With the Cam- Touch-Pad, attention and eyes remain firmly on the road – even minimal finger movements can operate the display and control system. And thanks to DISTRONIC PLUS with Traffic Jam Vehicle Follow Assist, the F800 Style can automatically follow the vehicle in front in stop-and-go traffic.
But that’s as far as it goes where following is concerned. The F800 Style is ahead of its time, and in just a few years many of its technologies will enter series production. So Mercedes-Benz continues to set standards with innovations – after all, we have 125 years’ experience of this.