The Mercedes-Benz “Concept IAA” (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) images two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion and a four-door coupé embodying irresistible design.

Premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show, “Concept IAA” impressively switches from design mode to aerodynamic mode, automatically, when the vehicle reaches a speed of 80 km/h.

With its dynamic drop shape, elegant design and aerodynamic innovations, the four-door “Concept IAA” Coupé Saloon is a symbiosis of design and aerodynamics.

The sporty, minimalistic front of the car boasts a striking “shark nose” profile. Like the front, the car’s rear end also presents a clear-cut appearance. Meanwhile the lights and exhaust are hidden inside the bodywork, McLaren P1-style. Nothing is allowed to interfere with the superb aerodynamics.

The interior combines stylish sportiness with modern luxury. Continuing with the design line of the S-Class and S-Class Coupé, it also provides an idea of what the interior of a business saloon may look like in the future. 

The two-spoke steering wheel is a progressive further development of the Mercedes-Benz steering wheel philosophy also incorporating touch-based operating functions, offering great functionality in the most compact dimensions. 

Obviously this is a concept car – you couldn’t put some number plates on the front and take it home, however ideas from the IAA team hopefully aren’t too far-fetched of an idea, maybe we will be seeing one we can all buy soon? Well we’ve certainly got our fingers crossed.