Not a single car in the present production can beat the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan when it comes to slickest performance. Offering the least drag ever seen in the production of cars, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class holds the award of being the most fuel economic car ever made in relation to drag force.
When it comes to determining the fuel economy of a car, drag plays a key role in making the quick-witted judgments and performance predictions. It is a renowned fact that for a car to slip freely against the air friction is important to determine how smooth the car is. In a simple explanation, when a car is moving on the road, the drag coefficient determines how smoothly the car is able to slip across the air when moving. Lowering of drag is the focus of all the automotive manufacturers these days as lower it is a promise of maximum fuel economy.
After the revelation of the sleek and compact design of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class to the world in April 2018 Beijing show, the car is said to have surpassed its rivals in terms of fuel economy by having a drag coefficient of a mere 0.22. This stubby Cd, coupled with the 2.19 square meter area of the front is perfect for the slickest drive ever observed in the world of luxury cars.
Mercedes has continued to hold the record of manufacturing the most aero-efficient cars since the Mercedes CLA previously held the record for lowest drag by having a CD of -0.23 only. The CLA may be redesigned to reclaim this title next year but for the time being, new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the king of all.
Design optimizations which have been done down to the smallest details by making use of the effective computation loops, the latest CAE (computer-aided engineering) stimulations and precise measurements were done in the tunnel of Mercedes main design center have led to the development of lowest Cd car.
Done at the design center located in Sindelfingen, Germany, the unique optimizations include the reduction in frontal area as the major redesign. The panel gaps have also been minimized along with the complete paneling of the underbody. The underbody paneling extends to the main floor plan, diffuser, parts of the rear axle and engine bay. Fine-tuning of wheel patterns and tires as well as of the front and rear arches have also been done to enhance the wheels’ air-routing efficiency as much as possible. Although you cannot find it in every market, an active shutter system is also installed behind the grille as featured in the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
A wheel-base of 107.44 inches matches the A-class hatchback but the Chinese markets will receive a long-wheelbase of 109.8 inches in between the wheels of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Expected to reach the US markets later this year, the production of new Mercedes-Benz A-Class will start at a plant located in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Till then, fans are preparing themselves for the slickest ride of their lives.