Mercedes-Benz has brought an extremely interesting concept, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA, to Frankfurt Motor Show, coincidentally, or else not so coincidentally, as well called IAA in German. The Motor Show’s IAA name stand for Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung while the Mercedes IAA stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile. And it is certainly intelligent, but approximately too intelligent.
Exterior and Interior
At the front of the car, flaps in the bumper expand out nearly an inch, while there’s a smaller extender in the rear bumper. These serve to keep air away from the wheel arch, where turbulence could become a subject. Of course, Mercedes had thought of this, too, fit “Active Rims” that “alter their cupping from 55 mm to zero,” whatsoever that means. There is even an active aero aid inside the front bumper, wherever a louver extends backward through 2.3 inches to smooth out the air traveling under the car. The Concept IAA’s teardrop form is clearly visible in one teaser photo, displaying streamlined curves and a fastback rear end. The other teaser photo shows the “Concept IAA” badge, together with a small glimpse at a thin taillight band that looks to use LEDs.
Outside of its super-slippery mode,
Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA is a comparatively handsome four-door coupe, featuring the type of plunging roofline that would not look out of place on the company’s original CLS-Class. The interior is definitely worthy of the CLS, too. It’s home to stunning white leather and touch-based controls, and in general, look very luxurious.
Engine and Mileage Specs
Mercedes’ dogged chase of aerodynamics does not mean that Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA is several gutless eco-mobile. Under the skin is a gas-powered, plug-in hybrid scheme that produces up to 279 horsepower in addition to allows the smooth sedan to hit 155 mph. Its all-electric variety is based, certainly, on what mode its body is in. It is most impressive in aero mode, wherever it will cover 41 miles on a distinct charge.
Release date and Price of 2015 Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA
No info is available on price and release date.
All in all, the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA is an extremely intriguing car with several interesting active aerodynamics. What would this materialize into in the future? We’re not actually sure. But 2015 Concept IAA is something to watch out for a technology test-bed for additional future Mercedes-Benz model.