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After teasing us with two images yesterday, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) at the marque’s media night for the Frankfurt Motor Show last night.

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“Fascinating and technically sophisticated cars form the core of Mercedes-Benz. The ‘Concept IAA’ applies intelligent innovations to resolve the conflicting aims of functionality and aesthetics and shows that we still have plenty of ideas on how to achieve further improvements in efficiency,” said Mercedes-Benz Cars Development Head and Daimler Board of Management for Group Research Member Prof. Dr Thomas Weber.

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The Concept IAA wears a sleek coupe-looking silhouette boasting an aerodynamics value of just 0.19 Cd with the help of some intelligent design mode that alters the car’s shape by either with a press of a button or when the vehicle reaches 80 km/h. It seems that eight segments extend at the rear, increasing its length by up to 390 mm, front flaps in the front bumper extend by 25 mm to the front and 20 mm to the rear and the louvre in the front bumper moves 60 mm to the rear.

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“The ‘Concept IAA’ continues our series of visionary concept cars. The symbiosis of alluring forms showcasing intelligent aerodynamics is an expression of our unique Mercedes-Benz design philosophy.” said Daimler AG Design Head Gorden Wagener.

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Inside, Mercedes-Benz showcases a futuristic interior with four individual seats and the marque’s familiar looking dashboard with four round centre air vents and large display touchscreens.

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“Captivatingly sporty lines, fascinating technical solutions: the ‘Concept IAA’ symbolises the emotional core of Mercedes-Benz: The best or nothing. And it shows in a host of details what our customers can look forward to in future production models,” said Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales and Dainler AG Board of Management Member Ola Källenius.

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It is powered by a petrol/electric plug-in hybrid drive with a total output of 279 hp giving it an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h while emitting 28 g of CO2 in Aerodynamic mode and 31 g in Design mode.

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