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Mercedes-Benz Showcases Concept IAA At Frankfurt Auto Show

Posted: Oct 6, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Stories by Phillip Oladunjoye


Weststar Associates Limited, the Authorised Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, has said that the array of cars displayed by Mercedes-Benz at the recent International Automobile Ausstellung (IAA) held in Frankfurt, Germany, made a lot of impression at the show.

The auto distribution company said whilst brands from all over the world were adequately represented, showcasing new and improved models, Mercedes-Benz took no prisoners in its impressive and innovative display of its “Dream Cars Collection” which were featured in no less than three world premiers, along with a number of motor show premiers.

The Mercedes-Benz’ theme, it said, was ‘Digitalization’ and focused in particular on ‘Speed’. This is evident in the Mercedes-Benz show car “Concept IAA- Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile.”

According to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz cars, the show car is the first transformer from Mercedes-Benz away from the movie screen. The Concept IAA is a four-door coupe which, not only embodies two cars in one, but also irresistible design elements which switches automatically to aerodynamic mode when the vehicle reaches a speed of 80km/h whilst numerous aerodynamic measures alter the shape of the vehicle. It offers new touch-based functions, the design of the S-Class and S-Class Coupe is maintained, and definitely predicts what the interior of the business saloon might look like in the not so far future.

“There was also a double feature from Mercedes-Benz and AMG. Ola Kallenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler, Mercedes-Benz Sales, described them as ‘a representation of pure lust for life’, explained that, evident in the two SUV coupes- the GLE Coupe and the forthcoming GLC coupe, Mercedes-Benz is delivering the perfect mix of power and elegance.

“With the C-Class Coupe, the fascination begins with its revolutionary design. The C-Class Coupe boasts lightweight construction, excellent aerodynamics, and efficient engines thereby producing high performance.

“The AMG C 63 Coupe, on the other hand, is the sportiest C-Class ever with far reaching technical modifications, while the driving performance is taken to new heights.

The beat of the production coupe is more “Drum and Bass”, while the look of the AMG is clearly “Rock ‘n’ Roll. However, both variants drive as amazingly as they look. There are also more convenient functions, and double performance is certain. “This dream car is set to arrive at showrooms sometime in 2016, and the Mercedes-Benz version of the C-Class Coupe will arrive about four weeks earlier.

More cars on display were the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC and the Mercedes-Benz V-Class AMG line.

“The new Mercedes-Benz GLC has the outstanding characteristic safety high-tech assistance systems and energy efficiency and performs impressively in all operating conditions. Showing how its vehicles can be individualized to exceptionally high standards, products from Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH on GLC 250 d 4MATIC model were exhibited,” Weststar explained.

It also noted that for the new generation Mercedes-Benz A- Class, the range of available engines has been increased, and the conflicting aims of sporty performance and enhanced comfort have been reconciled.

“With revised gear ratios, aerodynamic fine-tuning and the new DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes which raise the overall performance to a higher level, the Mercedes AMG A 45 4MATIC entry-level model is the most powerful compact sports model in the world,” it said.