The Mercedes-Benz “Concept IAA” (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) is two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion with a drag coefficient value of 0.19 and a four-door coupé embodying irresistible design. The study, which celebrated its world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, switches automatically from design mode to aerodynamic mode when the vehicle reaches a speed of 80 kmph, whereby numerous aerodynamic measures alter the shape of the vehicle. Inside, the car continues the design line of the S-Class and S-Class Coupé, offers new touch-based , and provides an idea of what the interior of a business saloon might look like in the near future.
At the touch of a button, or automatically on reaching a speed of 80 kmph, the Mercedes-Benz “Concept IAA” (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) performs a fascinating transformation in which the captivatingly beautiful four-door coupé turns into an aerodynamics world champion: eight segments extend at the rear, increasing its length by up to 390 millimetres; front flaps in the front bumper extend by 25 mm to the front and 20 mm to the rear, improving the air flow around the front end and the front wheel arches; the Active Rims alter their cupping from 55 mm to zero; and the louvre in the front bumper moves 60 mm to the rear, improving the underbody air flow.
Equally, the “Concept IAA” exemplifies the fundamental technological changes taking place in the automobile industry. – Source: Mercedes