The F 500 Mind showcases the very latest technology at the Tokyo Motor Show the F 500 Mind mobile research lab showcases more than a dozen ideas for enhancing the safety, drive technology and comfort of future Mercedes passenger cars. The state-of-the-art V8 diesel engine (184 kW/250 hp) from the S-Class has been combined with a powerful electric motor (50 kW) which is switched on and off by an electronic controller in response to traffic conditions and driving style.The 300 V battery for the electric motor is located under the passenger cell and is recharged during braking With a body length of 5092 millimeters and a wheelbase of 2965 mm, the F 500 Mind offers a significant gain in legroom in the rear compared with a conventional present-day saloon in this class. This was made possible by using innovative-design electronic accelerator and brake pedals which take the form of pressure-sensitive surfaces.
Facel Vega Revival Resurfaces.
Plans to revive the Facel Vega come into focus with additional renderings of the new design.Back in March we brought you initial renderings of a plan to revive the Facel Vega. Now the talents behind the project have released additional images on Facebook to keep our mouths watering. For those unfamiliar, the Facel Vega was a high-end French automobile made in the 1950s and 60s. Despite its dramatic styling, the company went belly-up when its follow-up, the Facellia, was plagued with mechanical malfunctions. But this new project could usher the nameplate into modernity.