(picture from Mercedes-Benz)
In the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 2009, previously called Detroit Auto Show, which takes place next month, the premium car manufacturer famous German, Mercedes-Benz, will introduce the public to study the concept car BlueZero. Despite there has been no release of the Mercedes-Benz, the German media, particularly on-line photo show is the car. According to them, the photographs provided by the people in the Mercedes-Benz itself.
Although the Mercedes-Benz his car BlueZero Concept, but German media had considered as a B-Class future generation. Autobild as one of Germany’s largest automotive media even call this a “B-Class New electric.”
Analysis is based on the dimensions and design of the car. In addition, the B-Class since the first was launched in 2005 have not changed the model. It is estimated, BlueZero will be the B-Class will be launched in 2010.
B-Class is Mercedes-Benz products in the category of compact MPV, which appear with the hatchback design. Dimension be measured slightly higher than the A-Class. Although less so popular, B-Class is also marketed by its ATPM in Indonesia, PT Indonesia Mercedes-Benz.
Further explained, BlueZero that will debut the Mercedes-Benz introduced in three variants.
First is BlueZero E-Cell, a car that rely on electricity as visitors. For this, Mercedes-Benz will use Lithium-ion battery and electric motor which is able to generate power 100kW (136 PS) and Torque 320Nm.
Although in terms of energy is very interesting, but exploring very limited power, only to 100 km, while to recharge batteries that can be used again, take two hours. With such capabilities, targeting the Mercedes car for those who need transportation around the city.
To further distance, or both variants, namely EREV (extended range electric vehicle). Rather, electric car that can be used for distance. Mercedes-Benz E-call BlueZero Cell Plus. This car uses a battery and electric motor with the same E-Cell, but equipped with a motor fuel, which functions as a generator to produce electricity.
With the two driving, the car can be used for a distance of 600 km. Motor fuel used 3-cylinder, gasoline-fueled, turbo-equipped and is now used in the Mercedes-Benz Smart.
The third variant is the F-Cell, vehicles with fuel cells that generate electricity from hydrogen. Mercedes car that is able to generate power 136 PS and 320 Nm Torque, equivalent to the capacity of 2.0 liter diesel engine. However, the interesting, the F-Cell will not cause emissions.