Mercedes F-125! previews a plug-in hydrogen future [w/video]

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Mercedes-Benz F125! Concept

Mercedes-Benz has been tooting its horns all year about having been in business for 125 years, and to its eternal credit, it’s done so at the top. For the Daimler boys, the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is being used to showcase what the next 125 years in business (knock on burl walnut) might bring, and it starts in part with the hydrogen-powered F-125! Concept seen here.

With a brief to build a large, luxurious four-seater with zero emissions, the F-125! conceptually employs lithium-sulphur batteries, a body comprised of several metals and composites, passenger controls via “touch, speech and hand gestures,” semi-autonomous driving, three-dimensional and projector-beam displays and a range of 1,000 kilometers.

So no, we aren’t likely to see the massive gullwing fuel cell-powered plug-in hybrid soon, but it’s a novel way forward for a company that built its 125-year name on solid, swift conveyances that have tended to be a bit conservative, if timeless. Find out what this vision of the future looks like by watching a video of the F-125! concept’s unveiling after the jump, where you’ll also find an official press release.

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