Following a preview from a few hours ago, Mercedes-Benz has released more images and details with the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept.

Following a preview from a few hours ago, Mercedes-Benz has released more images and details with the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept.

Described as being a "self-driving luxury sedan", the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept is Daimler's response to an increasing interest in autonomous vehicles. The interesting egg-shaped concept is 5220mm long, 2018mm wide and 1524mm tall, with a generous 3610mm wheelbase while the B pillars are absent to grant easier access to the lounge-like cabin. For the same purpose, the vehicle's doors open at a 90-degree angle.

The interior cabin hosts features four rotating lounge chairs which can grant a face-to-face seat configuration. Interestingly, as soon as the doors are opened, the electrically-powered seats will automatically swing outwards by 30 degrees. The dashboard hosts no less than six individual displays providing support for touch, gesture and eye tracking functions to diminish distractions as much as possible.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, the concept uses an evolution of the system installed in the 2011 F 125! research vehicle, with a plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric setup offering a range of 684 miles (1,100 km). Power comes from two rear-mounted electric motors each outputting 134 bhp (100 kW) and 147 lb-ft (199 Nm) sent to the rear axle and granting a combined output of 268 bhp (200 kW) and 294 lb-ft (398 Nm). It's enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.7 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).

While the aforementioned F 125! had lithium-sulfur batteries, the F 105 comes with lithium-ion cells that can be charged through an inductive process and offer a range of 124 miles (200 km). The hydrogen necessary to generate electricity on-the-go is stored in 5.4 kg tanks at a 700 bar pressure while covering 62 miles (100 km) will consume just 0.6 kg, with a 559-mile range on the electricity produced using hydrogen.

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion concept new images and details released