The surprise of the evening is the vision of the premium Mercedes car of the future. It is a plug-in hybrid, and a quick change. But not the way you think: is a quick change of aerodynamics . It is the most advanced use of active aerodynamics in a street car, a car capable of modifying its length at high speed, or occlude your tires. A car that anticipates some future design codes, reminiscent of those wonderful silver arrows of the 30 So the Mercedes IAA Concept .
A Silver Arrow Future
The active aerodynamics to reduce drag coefficient just 0.29.
Mercedes IAA Concept is not just a prototype for the IAA Frankfurt. IAA means in this almost Intelligent Automobile Aerodynamic . And while it’s an aerodynamic study for the future, also it represents the direction of future premium Mercedes sedans. Perhaps the Mercedes CLS the next generation is like this prototype. In addition, Mercedes has emphasized the digital design of this concept: it has been designed from scratch in just eleven months a few years ago would have taken two years to be designed
The car looks like a cross between a silver arrow, a Mercedes S Class and autonomous prototype F015 . Its front has several bars LED creating a single light barrier, as seen before in the F015 . The lines are simple but extremely elegant: profile is clean and certainly , with large wheels monolithic appearance. At the rear is a light show inspired by the contrail of a jet engine. Retro-futuristic look, you will reach a production model in 2016.
Inside it gives us a key conceptual approach to the future of the premium car. Everything is tactile, hardly any buttons and the design is even more minimalist than the current Mercedes. Seats or vents are pure fantasy, but the steering wheel touch controls or the central control module may soon be in production cars. However, the most interesting of this prototype is its exterior, its active aerodynamics . It is truly amazing.
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A step further active aerodynamics
is a plug-in hybrid of 279 hp, capable of reaching 250 km / h.
Mercedes IAA Concept has an amazing active aerodynamics. In the Design mode – that would be used in urban traffic or low speed – this car of 5.04 meters long has a standard form. However, from 80 km / h completely changes your figure: is active Aerodynamic mode. Its silhouette grows by Additional aerodynamic tail length earns 29 centimeters . The front flaps are separated from the body and tires may occlude the full, achieving a drag coefficient of only 0.19.
A record figure even for a prototype: the silver arrows of the 30 designed to speed records had a similar coefficient. The powertrain of this concept is a plug-in hybrid system that combines a turbocharged four-cylinder with an electric motor to achieve a total output of 279 hp. With emissions of 29 g / km of CO 2 as approval NEDC with electric range of 66 km . In the Design mode these figures increase to 2 g / km and descend at 4 km, respectively.
If the future of Mercedes paints well, tell me where I should sign.
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