Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is Ready for Real Competition and Performance. This is not a concept anymore but a real car for us to drive. The new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is reported to be ready to enter the auto market very soon. This is not the first car of this kind, but it is said to offer new thing as well to buyers. Here is the complete update on the car.
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell Specifications
Like the concept, the production level also offers the same planned powertrain. This new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell car will be powered by hydrogen fuel cell. The fuel will charge the electric engine and give the vehicle enough power. There will be two hydrogen fuel tanks under the car, storing up to 8.8 pounds of hydrogen.
Behind one of the tanks, Mercedes-Benz adds a 9.0 kW lithium ion battery. So basically, this car is an FECV backed by a plug-in hybrid powertrain. With both power source contributing, this car can run up to a little more than 300 miles. Meanwhile, it can run up to 30 miles with the plug-in hybrid powertrain alone.
The charging should take around three minutes only. This double sources of power are the answer to the problems created by very few hydrogen infrastructure can be found today. It should answer driver’s hesitation on this kind of car. Once again, this brand makes a real breakthrough on the market. In addition to it, this car is possible will be offered in rear-wheel drive configuration only.
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Exterior and Interior of Plug-in electric-hydrogen fuel cell SUV
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t released any detail on this car exterior and Interior detail, but it will be a compact SUV, which is the most demanded trim today.
The new electric SUV will seat four to five passengers in the cabin. Nothing is mentioned about the details yet, but the interior should be trimmed nicely as how they always do it on their cars.
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell Release Date and Price
This SUV is planned to be released in global destinations including Japan, US, and Germany. This car is expected as 2017 model, so it should be launched a little before or around the year. The UK will receive the car too in 2018. Price is not yet known, but it is estimated to be around $50,000 at least.
This SUV is going to be a serious rival for few trims like Hyundai Tucson, Honda Clarity, and Toyota Mirai. This new car has plus point above those three competitors. It looks like the SUV will survive the market in significant selling number. Stay tuned for further details on the new Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell.
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