Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA revealed at Frankfurt show
Source : Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA revealed at Frankfurt show
Ultra-slippery concept showcases advanced aero tech in addition to reveals the look of the next CLS
Mercedes-Benz has previewed a series of active aerodynamic developments in addition to a svelte completely new styling treatment that has a futuristic concept revealed on the eve of the Frankfurt motor show.
the automobile also shows the frugal petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain technology in addition to 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 in addition to silhouette are said to preview those of the third-generation CLS, due out in 2017.
The IAA automatically switches coming from ‘design’ mode to aerodynamic mode when the item reaches 50mph, with elements inside tail section extending to boost overall length by 390mm. At the same time, flaps inside front bumper in addition to louvres inside grille are deployed to improve airflow around the wheelarches in addition to underneath the automobile.
The completely new outdoor styling can be set to filter down into future road cars. Mercedes-Benz sales in addition to marketing boss Ola Källenius said: “the item shows in a host of details what our customers can look forward to in future production versions.”
At 5040mm in length in design mode, the IAA concept can 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 in addition to height are 1995mm in addition to 1305mm respectively.
The 2975mm wheelbase can be 100mm longer than which of today’s E-Class in addition to CLS, hinting at a larger Indoor inside next generation of both versions. The concept rides on the latest evolution of Mercedes’ MRA platform.
Power can be provided by the petrol-electric plug-in hybrid system used inside 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 in addition to 442lb ft.
Mercedes can be yet to provide any performance claims, although computer simulations suggest which the completely new concept can be capable of delivering an electric-only range of up to 41 miles in addition to combined fuel economy of 191.6mpg.
The lavish Indoor of the IAA closely previews which of the upcoming completely 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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