Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Fuel Cell Mercedes F600 Hygenius

New car slightly resembles the current A and B-class production vehicles - perhaps its based on B-class. But similarities are limited by exterior - everything else is different.

Hygenious - the first Mercedes, equipped with fuel cells with electric motors.

Cute car accommodates four passengers, and comes with 115 hp engine. Although automaker claims that is unlikely concept technology appear in mass produced models before 2012.

In April this year in Shanghai Mercedes showed two more green concepts. These were the B-Class with a hybrid engine and S-Class in the fuel cell.

Hybrid S-Class has received 8 - cylinder diesel CDI and two electric motors. Regardless of driving mode, electric motors can be added at any time to a diesel engine. Shown in Shanghai S-Class can accelerated up to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds and fuel consumption, reduced by 15-20 per cent compared with the normal version.

Model B-Class F-Cell shown at Chinese exhibition runs on electric and hydrogen fuel, the total power output of more than 136 horsepower, and drive up to 400 kilometers without refueling - twice the compared to previous generation.