Mercedes Benz’s Shape-Changing IAA Car
Earlier this year IAA revealed Mercedes-Benz Concept of IAA and now it shares the further progress in the project through a series of new images and videos. Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA, whose name is an acronym for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, had its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt in September this year.
The automaker considers the Concept IAA a crucial project that it continues to share updates again through the extensive set of shots and a couple of videos, representing mainly its aerodynamically sophisticated body of the drag coefficient Cx=0.19. The car shows a number of active aerodynamic elements changing positions and extending its front flaps to 390mm. Fully functional concept whose body length is 5040mm, respectively. 5430mm wind mode, is driven by a plug-in hybrid system with a total 279hp. In pure electric mode, Concept IAA traveled up to 66km and its maximum speed is electronically limited to 250km/h with best possible airflow around the car.
Mercedes obviously has no ambition to take IAA into production, but definitely future series will borrow some of research from this project. Checkout the videos.