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Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new F800 Style concept at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show in March. The Mercedes-Benz F800 Style is a sneak peak at what the next-generation CLS-Class four-door-coupe will look like. It is scribed by Mercedes-benz’s press release as a green-tech car, but surely you are not really interested that green-tech thing; you may be more interested in the new style of the will be CLS-Class.
There are a few engine variety of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style. For starter, the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept is powered by a V6 gasoline engine at 300-hp with an additional plug-in hybrid module at additional 109-hp, to give a total of about 409 horsepower at full throttle acceleration. The engine power is transferred through a 7-speed transmission to put out an impressive 0 – 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, and top speed is set by the speed limiter at 155 mph. Too bad, the lithium ion battery for the electric motor only last 18 miles when runs on purely by the electric motor.
Two neat new technologies that are in the F800 concept are the Distronic Plus Traffic Jam Assistant and the Pre-Safe 360-degree system. Distronic Plus Traffic Jam Assistant is an enhanced version of Mercedes’ active cruise control system, which can now steer the car through curves as long as it’s traveling under 25 mph. Yeah baby! Now I can sleep through a traffic jam. When the Pre-Safe 360-degree system senses an imminent rear-end collision, it will apply the brakes to keep the car from getting into an additional chain-reaction accident involving other cars or pedestrians.
More details will come when the 2010 Geneva Auto Show starts. As for now, enjoy the pre-photo shoot.