• Sep 6, 2007
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The Mercedes-Benz F 700 concept car will headline the automaker's presence at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show, and we've now been given a Lutz-style sneak peek at the low-consumption, low-emissions luxury liner. Equipped with both DIESOTTO and hybrid technology, the F 700 boasts fuel economy of 44 mpg and CO2 emissions of 127g/km, both of which is are very low numbers for a large premium luxury sedan. Mercedes points out that its fuel economy is equal to what is regularly achieved in diesel-powered small cars, and the F 700's 44 mpg represents the best economy number for a car of its type in the history of motoring. We don't have any more on the F 700 to give you at this time, but you can read up on the DIESOTTO tech here for now. Our Frankfurt team will provide comprehensive coverage of the F 700 concept's unveiling next week.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      ugly lamps
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a Cadillac to me, but that's surely just this picture and it's grill.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A european splendour! But it isn't german... *sneuf*. Anyway, please, if you can, buy one. Thany you very much...

      did you knew that in the Unitied States there are as much citizens of german origin as in Germany live (60,000,000)?
        • 7 Years Ago
        oh SNAP!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Uh, except Germany has over 82 million citizens... and of course there are only 49 million German-Americans according to the 2005 US census.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Rolli, Did you know that if it weren't for the germans, there'd be many more people of polish descent, here in the united states too?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Darn, color me intrigued.

      In any case, one please!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The automotive equivalent of the nipple slip.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Imagine if Mercedes sold this technology to the American government and all the carmakers were allowed to implement variations of this engine into their cars. Our options for fuel-efficient vehicles would increase dramatically, and our dependency on oil would be at the very minimum somewhat alleviated.

      Still though, Mercedes will probably make a fortune out of this if they put it into their cars and SUVs - this engine would smoke the competition.
        • 7 Years Ago
        GM has already demonstrated working HCCI equipped vehicles.

        And Mercedes (along with BMW and Chrysler) is using GM developed dual mode hybrid technology.

        The American government doesnt need to buy this technology at all - GM and Mercedes will both soon produce it. And others are probably not far behind.
        • 7 Years Ago
        True, but the pace would quicken if this technology was openly available and not just available to a few companies. If it was widely available the impact would be on a global level, not just a national one.

        And, as Alex has pointed out, it would do wonders commercial transportation vehicles which have to travel long distances on a daily basis.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It would be nice in commercial applications as well. Delivery trucks, etc.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just some Automobile Designer gossip, and why the F700 is so nauseatingly bad!!! I just happen to know a Gorden Wagener who is supposedly responsible for this ugly thing. / A few years ago Mr. Wagener was almost fired from Volkswagen Design and fled to Mercedes./
      I read something about the design theme on this show car being AQUA DYNAMICS. Vow , maybe because it looks like a dead whale ready to sink to the bottom of the Ocean!!!
      If this AQUABLOB would not have the Mercedes grille and star on it, and lets say it would have been a Chinese Cherry Concept the press would have ripped it to pieces.
      By the way, this styling aberration was unanimously voted the biggest disappointment of the Frankfurt Motorshow.
      We are going to see some ghastly Benzes if hotshot Gorden Wagener is given the powers to make any decisions at MB design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want this engine in a C Class please!
      • 7 Years Ago
      that was bad MB
      behave yourself
      copying cadillac move with CTS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A bit more edge to it, the grille,..... hmmm, so last year's Cadillac CTS.

      kidding, sorta. I'll reserve judgment until I see the whole thing, hopefully they don't go maybach all over it. that would really wreck it.
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