September 12, 2007

Mercedes reveals technologically-advanced F700 concept car

Mercedes-Benz F700 research car
Mercedes-Benz F700 research car. Click image to enlarge

Photo Gallery: Mercedes-Benz F700

Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has premiered its F700 research car, which includes a new Diesotto drive system and Pre-Scan suspension.

The 1.8-litre, four-cylinder Diesotto engine combines the low emissions of a gasoline engine with the consumption of a diesel engine, producing only 127 g/km (grams per km), with a return of 5.3 L/100 km. The engine uses controlled auto ignition, direct fuel injection and turbocharging, and attains the performance level of a current S-Class car with 3.5-litre V6 or 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel.

The F700’s Pre-Scan system recognizes and anticipates road conditions, leveling out uneven spots with its active suspension, using two laser scanners which scan the roadway in front of the car.

Other features include Servo-HMI, a simplified driver display, and seats that can be switched to face forward or behind.

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