Benz recently unveiled heir line of “F-Series” concept vehicles which draws its inspiration from a diverse variety of automotive eras. It uniquely combines state-of-the-art technologies with the history of vehicle construction.
Old fashioned pedicab vs F-CELL Roadster
From a functional standpoint, it is controlled with drive-by-wire technology, and a joystick takes the place of a conventional steering wheel. The vehicle is powered by the emission-free fuel cell system located at the rear. With a power rating of 1.2 kW hybrid drive the F-CELL Roadster reaches a top speed of 25 km/h and has an operating range of up to 350 km.
emission-free fuel cell system
Joystick instead of conventional steering wheel
Carbon-fiber bucket seats with hand-stitched leather covers
From a design standpoint, however, is where the F-CELL Roadster truly shines, as it manages to blend the overall aura of the original Benz patent motor car with seating and a fiberglass front section both drawn from elements of Formula One racing.
Fiberglass front section, based on the component from the Formula One racing bolides.