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Futuristic Mercedes F015 Luxury in Motion Concept Opens Its Doors In Detroit

Mercedes thinks we'll all be driving around in cars like this soon enough.

Having first debuted at CES, the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept has now been revealed at the Detroit Motor Show. “The self-driving luxury sedan” combines autonomous driving technology with a lounge-like cabin with rotating chairs and six individual displays from where all necessary controls to access the car’s functions are provided. And with no B-pillar combined with rear-hinged suicide doors that open at 90 degrees, getting in and out of the opulent interior couldn’t be easier.

The F 015 has an extensive sensor system that allows it to permanently monitor the entire area surrounding it. There’s also Car-2-Car communications tech that’s already been shown in the S-Class S500 Intelligent Drive Prototype, featuring advanced 3D cameras and detailed digital maps. Power comes from a hydrogen fuel cell stack, a lithium-ion battery and two electric motors that have a combined output of 268 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels. 0-62 mph is a claimed 6.7 seconds with top speed capped at 124 mph. A fully-charged battery gives the F 015 a driving range of up to 124 miles. With a full tank of hydrogen, range goes up to 684 miles.

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