Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA revealed ahead of Frankfurt show
Source : Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA revealed ahead of Frankfurt show
Ultra-slippery concept showcases advanced aero tech along with reveals the look of the next CLS
Mercedes-Benz has previewed a series of active aerodynamic developments along that has a svelte brand new styling treatment that has a futuristic concept revealed on the eve of the Frankfurt motor show.
your vehicle also shows the frugal petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain technology along with contemporary touch-based Indoor controls the company plans to use on future road cars.
Called the Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (IAA), the four-door saloon features an extendable Centeng which provides the item that has a drag coefficient of just 0.19 in its most efficient ‘long tail’ form.
The dimensions along with silhouette are said to preview those of the third-generation CLS, due out in 2017.
The IAA automatically switches through ‘design’ mode to aerodynamic mode when the item reaches 50mph, with elements inside the tail section extending to improve overall length by 390mm. At the same time, flaps inside the front bumper along with louvres inside the grille are deployed to improve airflow around the wheelarches along with underneath your vehicle.
The brand new outside styling will be set to filter down into future road cars. Mercedes-Benz sales along with marketing boss Ola Källenius said: “the item shows in a host of details what our customers can look forward to in future production designs.”
At 5040mm in length in design mode, the IAA concept will be 100mm longer than today’s CLS. In aerodynamic mode; with its Centeng fully extended, the item stretches to 5430mm, 185mm longer than the long-wheelbase S-Class. Width along with height are 1995mm along with 1305mm respectively.
The 2975mm wheelbase will be 100mm longer than which of today’s E-Class along with CLS, hinting at a larger Indoor inside the next generation of both designs. The concept rides on the latest evolution of Mercedes’ MRA platform.
Power will be provided by the petrol-electric plug-in hybrid system used inside the C350e Plug-in Hybrid. the item pairs a 208bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an 80bhp electric motor to provide a total output of 275bhp along with 442lb ft.
Mercedes will be yet to provide any performance claims, although computer simulations suggest which the brand new concept will be capable of delivering an electric-only range of up to 41 miles along with combined fuel economy of 191.6mpg.
The lavish Indoor of the IAA closely previews which of the upcoming brand new E-Class. Building on the design used by the latest S-Class, the item features a long, horizontally mounted high-definition monitor, as well as a centre console with touch-sensitive controls.
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