Car insurance: Mercedes points to green future with F800 concept

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

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Luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz has unveiled a new concept car which could give a clue as to the company's future direction.

The F800 Style boasts the firm's traditional grille and front apron, but, more interestingly, the technology inside the car points to a greater concern for the environment.

It is fitted with a plug-in hybrid engine, fuel cells and a petrol powertrain, which combines a 300bhp V6 engine with a 109 bhp electric motor to deliver around 68g/km CO2.

The vehicle also boasts a multi-drive platform, something which car insurance customers will be including in their future searches for cover.

Professor Herbert Kohler, head of e-drive and future mobility at Daimler, which owns the company, said Mercedes' research vehicles "have been turning pioneering concepts into reality and thereby setting future trends".

The F800 Style will be unveiled to the public at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and could be on sale as early as 2015.ADNFCR-3010-ID-19630687-ADNFCR

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