At the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 it was announced that the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is already in pre-production. Mercedes also gives us a glimpse into the main features of the plug-in hybrid SUV.
1. Performance units
In contrast to the usual Mercedes plug-in hybrids, which combine a gasoline engine with an electric motor, the GLC F-Cell uses hydrogen and electricity. The structure makes it very environmentally friendly due to its CO2 emissions of zero g / km.
The SUV can hold up to 4.4 kg of hydrogen in its tank. This is good for getting the vehicle over 437 km in hybrid mode. If, on the other hand, you run on pure electricity with its 13.8 kWh battery, you can reach a distance of 49 km.
The GLC F-Cell is rated at 197 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque. The top speed of the car is electronically limited to 99 mph.
2. Driving modes
The GLC F-Cell follows the programs available in the GLC Plug-in Hybrid, with the exception of hydrogen fuel, which replaces the need for gasoline. The four driving modes in his system are Hybrid, F-Cell, Battery and Charge.
Outside, the GLC F-Cell looks very similar to the other units in its class. Thanks to the positioning of the hydrogen tank, battery and electric motor, only the interior of the vehicle was changed. The rear seats of the car have been raised slightly to accommodate the hydrogen tank.