So you want to be a trendsetter in green luxury, but don't want to ditch the Mercedes star for a Tesla or a half-hearted Lexus hybrid? Mercedes-Benz has your answer, provided you've got $850 a month to spend and you're one of the lucky 70 chosen to lease the new 2011 B-Class F-Cell.

That's right, only 70 of the cars will be available for a 36-month lease to drivers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas, making this one of the most exclusive Mercedes-Benzes you can buy as well. Good luck beating the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, out of one, as he's already expressed his desire to put one in his driveway.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

In case you're not familiar, the 2011 B-Class F-Cell sports a hydrogen fuel-cell system that provides about 250 miles of range on a 9-pound tank of hydrogen. The gas is stored at 10,150 psi before being converted to electricity and water vapor to power the 136-horsepower electric motor that drives the front wheels.

For more details on the lease and the vehicle, check out our environmentally-obsessed sister site, GreenCarReports.

[Mercedes-Benz]