The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept has been brought to the 2015 NAIAS, in Detroit.
After being officially presented to the public during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, in a world premiere, just a week ago, the brand new Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the carmaker bringing it to the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), too.
The one-off car is basically an autonomous vehicle which is offering us a glimpse into the future of the industry. The vehicle is 5,220 mm long, 2,018 mm wide and 1,524 mm tall, with a 3,610 mm long wheelbase. The B-pillars have been removed in order to offer a better access to the cabin and for this the doors can also open at a 90 degree angle. Four rotating lounge seats are found inside which are swinging outwards by 30 degrees when the doors are opened. These can also be placed in a face-to-face configuration.
Mercedes-Benz says that the F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept has a plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell electric setup, which is combining two rear electric motors, generating 135 HP (100 kW) and 199 Nm (147 lb-ft) to a total of 268 HP (200 kW) and 398 lb-ft of torque. These are taking their juice from the lithium-ion batteries and they are sending power to the rear wheels. The total range is 200 km (124 miles) and top speed is electronically limited to 200 km/h (124 mph). From 0 to 100 km/h, the one-off model needs 6.7 seconds.