Borgward Isabella Concept showcased at IAA 2017 - Live

13/09/2017 - 09:31 | ,  ,   | Praveen M

The Borgward Isabella Concept has made its world premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Here are the concept car’s live images from the show.

Borgward Isabella Concept front three quarters

The Borgward Isabella Concept is a modern avatar of Borgward Group AG’s popular model, the Isabella, from the 1950’s. The concept car is 5.00 meters long, 1.40 meters high, and 1.92 meters wide. The car features a "graphic tech fade" colour scheme, which is a modern interpretation of Isabella’s original two-tone paintjob. The diamond shaped brand logo dominates the front. Two futuristic headlights flank the logo and also act as a connecting element between the fenders and the hood.

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The designers have integrated the cooling air inlets in such a way that they enable the air to flow through the wheel housings to efficiently cool the brakes. The rear features carbon diffuser and ventilated C-pillars, which eliminates the need for a spoiler.

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On the inside, the concept features a Surfboard instrument panel and the Scarf centre console with a touch display. Another classic feature is the minimalistic steering wheel that lacks additional controls, as well as a lounge-like design with individual rear seats. There’s an integrated display that extends beneath the windshield across the entire width of the vehicle. The images from the side-mounted exterior cameras are shown at the extreme left and right of the display. It eliminates the need for a conventional rear-view mirror.

Borgward Isabella Concept interior

Coming to the powertrain, the concept employs an ePROPULSION electric drive system. The battery is jointly developed with LG Electronics. The charging cycle to 80 percent capacity takes only 30 minutes at a fast-charging station. In the next development steps, the brand will increase the drive platform's electric range to as much as 500 km. The car uses two electric motors with a combined output of 300 PS and 450 Nm- with eAWD electronic control. 0-100 kmph comes in at 4.5 seconds, and the top speed is 250 kmph.

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