To get a sense of where Mercedes-Benz will be heading, in the years ahead, take a close look at the F800, which the automaker introduced at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The coupe-like concept vehicle gives a good hint of what’s being developed by designers and engineers down in Stuttgart, both in terms of styling and powertrain technology. And the environmentally-friendly drivetrain, hinted the maker’s CEO, could show up “in the next-generation S-Class.”
“This gives a good indication of (Mercedes’) overall strategy, going forward,” said Dieter Zetsche, during a media roundtable following the automaker’s news conference, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The mustachioed executive noted that until now, Mercedes, “did not have comprehensive styling strategy for all of its steadily-increasing line-up. The F800 Style will help correct that, though Zetsche quickly cautioned that, “This doesn’t mean there will be a fewer design that will be the same for all.”