Mercedes F125 Hydrogen Gullwing Concept Leaked: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Celebrating 125 years of Mercedes-Benz, the appropriately named F125 is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show tomorrow. Ahead of the planned reveal, however, photos and details of the Hydrogen Gullwing concept car have been leaked, giving a look at the future of Mercedes design, not to mention the German automaker’s plans to push ahead with hydrogen fuel cell technology.

With a less than stunning jellybean profile, the new concept does have some nicer angles, with an almost art deco look to the massive front grille. Much of the design cues are an evolution of the F800 Style Concept first shown at the Geneva Auto Show last year – although that car was arguably the better looking machine.

Power for the concept comes from a hydrogen fuel cell stack with four electric motors (one at each wheel). Generating 231-hp it is said to be able to hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Total range is around 620 miles. In addition to all this, there’s a lithium-ion battery pack capable of offering 31 miles of non-hydrogen travel.

Look for more details tomorrow AutoGuide’s official Frankfurt Auto Show page here.

GALLERY: Mercedes F125 Hydrogen Gullwing Concept


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