Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept is a style that shows the future of quality cars from a new perspective, as a premium five-palanquin technology combines high efficiency drivers with safety and unmatched comfort and emotional design language features, which interprets the current style of a Mercedes Benz on the line with the brand attributes processing performance. Style F800 has a roomy interior seats full of intelligence, operations, and concepts to be displayed. Another unique feature of the big sedan is a completely new platform multi-unit, which houses an electric actuator with fuel cells (which can range from nearly 375 miles), and the use of plug-in hybrids that can drive up to 18 miles just on electricity . Both variants of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept freestyle therefore the mobility of local emissions may be in terms of premium luxury cars, while at the same time fully suitable for everyday driving dynamics and driving experience.
“We are committed to the reconciliation of our responsibility to the environment with practical applications in cars attract customers,” says Dr Thomas Weber, Daimler board member responsible for Group Management for Research and Mercedes-Benz for the development. “The new Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept vehicles combine research forces of the commitment to provide leading innovative drive concepts with our traditional strengths in the areas of Mercedes design, safety, comfort and performance.”
A look at the future of luxury cars pioneer
In force 15.5 m long Mercedes F800 Concept exterior, all components of an efficient alternative motor vehicles and environmentally compatible (Plug-in Hybrid drive system or fuel cells) have been installed in a space-saving way in the engine compartment and the difference in the chassis . Each transmission system occupies relatively little space for installation. This applies particularly to the fuel cell power units, which have been enhanced by Mercedes-Benz to be compact and strong. Compact package allows the front of the steady reduction of F-components of all cells. As a result, the interior space is still maintained and offers plenty of room for five occupants.
“For decades, our research vehicle has been a pioneer in turning the concept into reality and thus make future trends. We have set a course at a large segment Touring Sedan in 2007, when he introduced the F700,” said Professor Herbert Kohler, head of E -Drive & Future Mobility and Environment Director of Daimler. “Characteristic features of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept is a style of their innovation, development already close to the stage of production. This is true not only of the power units with fuel cells, but also the Plug-in Hybrid, which was taken from our modular system components for electric and hybrid vehicles. ”
Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept Plug-in style with Hybrid: Excellent emissions performance although only 68 grams of CO2 per kilometer
In combination with a powerful plug-in hybrid powertrain, the style of the Mercedes F800 concept is a very dynamic expression of the concept of “attraction and responsibility.” Hard disk consists of V6 petrol engine with an output of 300 hp direct injection and a new generation of hybrid module with an output of 109 hp to offer a total capacity of about 409 hp. Lithium-ion battery with a storage capacity of kWh> 10 can be refilled, either at the filling station or a household outlet. With a powerful, high torque hybrid module, in the town of Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept style can run exclusively on electricity, so without producing local emissions. Because it also has a high torque from the moment it started, the vehicle is capable of driving the same car with a V6 gasoline engine, even when running in electric mode. Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept style with Plug-in Hybrid can run only on electricity up to 18 miles. F800 research vehicle because it was the style marks the next important step in creating a ready market Plug-in Hybrid. Mercedes-Benz will launch mass production of Plug-in Hybrid S500 with the introduction of a new generation S-Class.
Because of an efficient drive system and bonus CO2 battery electric drive mode, the vehicle has a fuel consumption of just 2.9 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers certificate. This corresponds to a very low CO2 emissions, only 68 grams per kilometer. However, thanks to the extraordinary efficiency, Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept force equipped with plug-in hybrid, but has a similar capacity with a sports car (0-60 mph 4.7 s, the maximum speed of 155 mph). When in electric mode, Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept style has a top speed of 75 kilometers per hour, to meet the needs associated with driving long distances.
Like Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid was introduced in the summer of 2009 and the plug-in Vision S500 Hybrid, a strong electric modules (approximately 80 kW) Mercedes F800 Concept style fully integrated into the casing of the seven-speed transmission. Lithium-ion battery in the new investigation vehicle under the rear seat, which requires little space, creating a low center of gravity, and guarantees maximum safety in case of accident.
Electric drive components in the Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept style with Plug-in Hybrid, once again shows the flexibility of Mercedes-Benz is widely measured “modular hybrid system. Hybrid system can be extended in several ways, depending on application and performance needs of the site. On this basis , you can mix different modules and performance evaluation of hybrid battery with low fuel consumption, high torque motor gasoline and diesel engines. The examples range from the current hybrid soft all the way to plug-in hybrids, which allows pure electric driving distance. In the development, Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept Plug-in style with the Hybrid, Mercedes engineers specifically focused on increasing the electrical conductivity of pure urban traffic. Thanks to high-power backup, e-F800 style in an easy way to control all traffic in the city, while not produce local emissions. With a hybrid module, the maximum speed style Mercedes F800 Concept Plug-in Hybrid has increased to 75 km / h in electric mode, compared with the Plug-in Hybrid Vision S500. At the same time, emits only 68 grams of CO2 per kilometers, compared with 74 last vehicle grams per kilometer.
Flexible, secure, and completely suitable for everyday use: Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept style with electric drive and fuel cell technology
Style F800 also offers a clean driving pleasure in a variant equipped with electric drive based on fuel cell technology. Motor vehicles developed around 136 hp and strong torque of about £ 214-ft. Fuel cells generate traction currents hydrogen reacts chemically with oxygen on board the vehicle, causing water vapor in the process as the only emission.
Components of fuel cell units derived from a variety of modules available for e-disco, a Mercedes-Benz developed for a variety of different electric vehicles. These components, already installed in a limited edition B-Class F-Cell can be used in a flexible and suitable for a variety of different drive configurations. Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept is an example of this style, because it uses the rear wheels, unlike the B-Class F-Cell. The same component is also installed on commercial vehicles, with the development here, encouraged by a new fuel cell Citaro buses, which is equipped with two M-cell system used in passenger cars.
The new Mercedes-Benz fuel cell research vehicle located at the front, while the compact electric motor mounted near the rear axle. Lithium-ion batteries located behind the rear seat and it is best protected from the effects of accidents, such as the four hydrogen tank. Two tanks are in the transmission tunnel between the passenger, while the other two under the back seat.
Mercedes F800 concept style with more convenience and innovation for greater security
In addition to platform unparalleled unity for large sedans and a combination of various alternative propulsion systems, Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept style features many other technological innovations, including new multi-function display and a concept of human-machine interface (HMI) with a touchpad from cam. The screen shows a lot of additional features not usually found in conventional instrument group. The concept of screen-Benz F800 Mercedes-focused style for the first time, especially in the electrical conduction function.
HMI with a cam (camera) and intuitive touchpad to the right
New cam touchpad is the expansion of intelligent HMI COMAND system. For years, Mercedes-Benz has been moving forward with the development of innovative work and display system. In all the users conducive to innovation presented in the Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept style. HMI unit consisting of a touch panel in the center console and a camera that records video images from a user’s hand, as well as platforms. Figure living hand presented in a transparent manner in the middle of the screen on the console. Users see the outlines of his fingers sliding on the pictures without any cover, ensuring that all use the menu function is still visible so they can be easily managed by applying a little pressure on the touchpad. Touching the screen with your fingers to produce a sensation similar to touching the laptop, so users will know when you perform specific actions.
HMI unit which recognizes touchpad cam finger movements on the pad surface as rubbing, pushing, rotate, and zoom, enabling intuitive control of the air conditioning system, telephone, stereo and navigation system and access to the internet. Active units improve safety and therefore very easy and comfortable to use and because it does not interfere with the driver’s good driving task itself. And unlike conventional touch screens, touch pad, HMI CAM is not tainted with fingerprints.
Touchpad conventional units generally represent the position of fingers or just a small dot on the screen. Lack of precision makes it very risky to enter information while driving, because it diverted attention from motorists on the road, too. Conversely, HMI with a touchpad CAM can be easily and safely operated, even while driving. Test subjects have confirmed that the HMI with a camera touchpad is very easy and safe to use, mainly as a result of a transparent representation of the hand.
Range Map: A graphic representation of electric operating range
Other user-friendly innovations, created by the Mercedes engineers is to “map the function of the range, the other radio show can travel during the operation of electric vehicles as a representation of 360 ° on the map. If municipalities only allow traffic from purely electric cars in the future, the driver can determine if your stove is electric vehicles to travel inside and outside the urban area through the Cordillera map function. This system provides this functionality by combining information about the level of battery charge with the navigation system data.
Operating and display concept, Mercedes-Benz has created a solution that is unprecedented given the amount of information in a system of exemplary clarity. Engineers thus achieving the development objectives of a success, but easy to operate in the information and control systems for future cars with electric drive systems or electrical parts. A more developed system can also display a recharge station.
Mirror screen is easy on the eyes
HMI camera display mirror innovative touchpad eliminates the difference between distance and visibility more visibility from a distance, which contributes to the physiological safety of drivers in a way that typical Mercedes. Driving a vehicle display system and information through a mirror in the instrument panel that appear to be more distant. The distance the eye is on the expansion, which means less switching between near and far focus – and thus less fatigue – for the eyes.
New Distronic Plus Traffic Jam Assistant to further reduce driving stress
In 2006, Mercedes-Benz presented Distronic Plus, the first proximity and speed control system that works even when the car was silent. The system significantly reduces driver stress in traffic, because it set the distance from the vehicle in front, even at low speeds to a dead end. With the new Distronic Plus Traffic Jam Assistant role in the style of F800, Mercedes-Benz became the first car in the world to implement a system which can automatically follow the vehicle in front of him in the corner. This system recognizes the difference between the curves driving along the highway and back, which means not “blindly” follow the vehicle in front – for example, when changing the path in order to exit from the highway.
The result is that, at speeds up to 25 miles per hour, traffic jams help function is responsible for longitudinal and transverse movement so that drivers do not have to lead themselves. The driver could only sit and relax – with his hands on the wheel. When it exceeds the 25 mph mark, the pair who keep cars on track gradually reduced to the point where traffic smoothly from Wizard. Drivers can, of course, replace the system at any time. Consider motion sensor sensitive active steering, which automatically deactivate the lateral control system.
“Traffic Jam Assistant Distronic Plus is a logical continuation of assistance from Mercedes-Benz safety philosophy. With this, we set a new milestone toward the creation of innovative systems, with a further increase high driving comfort is a feature of the Mercedes,” said Prof Bharat Balasubramanian, head of Product and Process Innovation in the Technology Group Research and Advanced Engineering. Necessary data generated by a radar proximity sensor is equipped with a stereo camera.
PRE-SAFE 360 ° improve safety in collisions from the rear
While the assistant traffic increase on the comfort and security, innovative protection system known as PRE-SAFE 360 further enhances passive safety. PRE-SAFE 360 is based on resident protection system PRE-SAFE ® actively developed by Mercedes-Benz. Unlike the previous system PRE-SAFE 360 also monitors the area behind the vehicle. As a result, the brake system of about 600 milliseconds before a crash is expected later. The main advantage of this system is that the braking of a stationary vehicle, helping to prevent secondary accidents, such as occurs when a car driven crossing or uncontrolled crossings. Needless to say, the PRE-SAFE 360 ° also allows the driver to control all the time. For example, the brake is released immediately if the driver touches the accelerator, if you realize that there is enough space in front of your vehicle to avoid rear impacts.
Pivot sliding door back and ensure the comfort of maximum input
For every customer is conducive to innovation of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept is a stylish back door. Considering that the door is attached to the A-pillar and open the conventional way to the front, rear doors slide backwards when opened, because they depend on a rotating arm in it. Because the back door slide close to the vehicle body, the residents felt much easier to enter and leave the car in tight parking lots.
Mercedes F800 Concept style also has a B pillar, making the space between A and C-pillars fully accessible when the door opened. Despite the lack of B-pillar, Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept has a body style that is very strong and lightweight, and meet stringent crash safety requirements that are typical of a Mercedes.
Reinterpretation of the Mercedes-Benz design style
Mercedes-Benz F800 concept of force is a good technology platform and a work. Research vehicle was developed through close cooperation between technical research and advanced engineering department and advanced design studies in Sindelfingen, Germany, Como, Italy. His appearance marked by a long wheelbase, short body overhangs and a flowing roofline sensual.
“The roof coupe that draw lines and balanced proportions of the entire vehicle, give it a sporty look elegant style that interpret the Mercedes-Benz design and emphasizes the character statues Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept style,” said Mercedes-Benz Design Chief Prof. Gorden Wagener. “The result is a harmonious blend of form and innovative function, which convey a sense of style and authority.”
Front end with a different LED lights
Front end of vehicles have variations of the radiator grille with the central Mercedes star placed typical sports car. Gently curved bar radiator grille flows around the tube holding the Mercedes-Benz star. Along with the radiator grille is broad and generous entry point of the curve of the air, only the bright LED light model highlights the dynamic nature of the research vehicle. Front light is divided into individual segments daytime running lights, turn signal indicators, and headlights. The concept of the Mercedes Benz F800 style rear lights are equipped with state of the art LED unit that allows the game interesting from direct light and not directly from the roof. The result is an interesting visual effects, clear and unforgettable.
Wood and light creates a comfortable interior
Luxurious wood surfaces and lots of light provide a high level of comfort in the style of Mercedes F800 concept. Residents will soon see the light of modern taste, and functional elements as the driver and arm chairs from the door seemed to float in space as a sculpture. Innovative lightweight construction seats in the Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept force consists of a body of magnesium and carbon fiber laminate shell supported by a good network and strong. Chair shell also features real wood veneer. For veneer process, engineers at Mercedes-Benz using 3D surface-coating process that is designed specifically for three-dimensional plating from the surface. The same procedure is used to create the finish on the wood in the center console on the door, and the driver area. These pieces of wood finish laminate 3D printed components and coupled with aluminum core that ensures that the components meet the highest safety standards are characteristic of locking Mercedes.
Successful transfer from research to mass production
Mercedes-Benz presented 13 research vehicles since the 1980s. The range of innovative and pioneering these cars are presented – starting with the Auto 2000 in 1981 which led to current F800 Style – test the consistency and predictability of Mercedes-Benz engineers to address the core issues of research and technology to develop innovative solutions for the future. Many systems used in the first vehicle research and is considered revolutionary at the present time in the production of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, including proximity-controlled cruise control Distronic, which was first installed in the F 100 in 1991 and made a series production debut in the S-Class in 1998 .
Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept approach follows this style. Like its predecessor, this model has an important unit, comfort and safety systems of innovation and advanced design, the way forward for future series production Mercedes-Benz, which will combine an impressive attraction and responsibility.