Mercedes-Benz will showcase the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE sports car with Formula 1 hybrid drive technology; an electric concept car by the EQ brand in the compact car segment; and the GLC F‑CELL EQ Power, a pre-series model with fuel cell hybrid drive at the next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
All in all, Mercedes-Benz Cars is exhibiting around 100 vehicles in Frankfurt, among them several world premières of innovative concept cars. The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is a near-series study of a hypercar. The hypercar’s series version will be the first ever automobile to feature genuine Formula 1 hybrid technology.
With the new, electrically powered smart showcar, the brand is exhibiting a study by the recently founded product and technology brand EQ as a world première. This fully autonomously driving study is the first model to comprehensively embody all four pillars of the corporate strategy CASE: “Connected”, “Autonomous”, “Shared” and “Electric”. It stands for maximum mobility efficiency in and for the urban environment thanks to systematic further development of the carsharing concept, and makes the vision of individualised, highly flexible urban public transport a reality.
A further Mercedes-Benz world première will be the first, fully electric EQ concept vehicle within the compact car segment. With its “EQ” brand Mercedes-Benz will in future also offer compact vehicles with electrically driven power units to consequently make electromobility available for an important target group.
A fuel cell plug-in hybrid vehicle will also make its first ever appearance at the event. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F‑CELL EQ Power combines practical advantages such as a long range (500 kilometres or 311 miles in the standard cycle) and short hydrogen fuelling times with locally emission-free driving.
Also having their debut in Frankfurt are the comprehensively updated S‑C lass Coupé and S‑Class Cabriolet in the standard and AMG versions.
The Mercedes among pick-ups is celebrating its public première at the IAA show. The Mercedes-Benz X‑Class combines the typical attributes of a pick-up – robust, functional, durable, and suitable for off-road driving – with the classic strengths of a genuine Mercedes – design, comfort, driving dynamics, and safety. With its SUV design as a hallmark feature of the brand, the X‑Class fits smoothly into the Mercedes-Benz portfolio.