Hydrogen Mercedes GLC F-Cell is close to launching in the series

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017, Mercedes showed the public the next pre-production version of the electric modification of the GLC crossover, which received the F-Cell prefix. The first concept was presented in the summer of 2016. Outside, the Mercedes GLC F-Cell differs from the conventional model with other air intakes, blue accents in a circle and 20-inch wheel disks, the design of which has been optimized to achieve better aerodynamics. In the interior of the hydrogen crossover, there is a 12.3-inch digital assembly and a 10.25-inch display of the information system, to which you can display detailed information about the operation of the power plant. Plus, the car received a touchpad with a function for recognizing handwriting. The length, width, and height of the hydrogen Mercedes-Benz SLC F-Cell reaches 4,671, 2,096 and 1,653 mm, respectively. The wheelbase of the crossover is 2,873 millimeters. On the front, the model received a suspension on conventional springs, and at the back – pneumatic with automatic level control. In the movement, Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell leads an electric motor with a power of 200 hp. and 350 Nm, which can receive energy for its operation from both fuel cells and from a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 13.8 kWh. Dynamics of dispersal from a place to a hundred is not revealed, but here the maximum is limited to 160 km / h. Batteries are located under the trunk floor, and their full charging from the household network takes about an hour and a half. As for the fuel cells, the energy is obtained in the course of the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, with the hydrogen cylinders in the GLC F-Cell located in the lower part of the body. One of them is installed under the seats of the second row, and the other – under the floor in place of the propeller shaft. They can hold up to 4.4 kg of hydrogen. The remaining components of the hydrogen system are located under the hood at the site of the internal combustion engine. Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell 2018 has several modes of operation of the control electronics. In the “Hybrid” mode, the motor receives energy from both sources, in the “F-Cell” – only from the fuel cells, in “Battery” – only the batteries work, and in “Charge” – the batteries start charging directly during the movement. The crossover run on hydrogen is 437 km, and on batteries alone it can overcome up to 49 km. At the presentation of the model Mercedes representatives said that the GLC F-Cell is undergoing final tests, and soon the model will be put on the conveyor, however, exact start dates and prices have not been announced yet.

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