Mercedes-Benz presented the G-Code concept, a small crossover for compact urban drives, that will be placed under the GLA.
The G-Code has a “state-of-the-art” hydrogen engine in the front axle and an electric motor at the rear, it has a length of 4.100 mm, width of 1.900 mm and 1.500 mm of height. Its design is done by the design teams of Mercedes-Benz in Germany and China. It features small light fixtures, LED daytime running lights, illuminated grille with a sizable logo following the curved lines. It stands on 21 inch wheels, while it is missing rearview mirrors, which have been replaced by two cameras in the front pillars.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the body of the four-wheel drive G-Code has been painted with a special paint, that acts as a solar cell to produce electricity. Indeed, under sunlight it regenerates electrostatic energy when the air causes friction on the body surface as it moves.
It also features a “hybrid active” suspension which uses the power generated during quenching of the shock absorbers and springs, this power goes to a generator and it is converted to electricity.
The interior design is simple, having carbon seats, large digital display, aluminum details, while an AC generator uses the oxygen generated during the synthesis of the hydrogen engine, as a method for providing fresh air into the cabin, even on congested urban environments.
The prototype will be presented in Los Angeles later in November and it will be available with two engines which will be combined with a dual clutch transmission.
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