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The four-door coupe is a rebel when it comes to style: nonconformist,
provocative and masculine. Technical highlights include its striking headlamp
design featuring innovative indicators, the new four-cylinder turbocharged
petrol engine with 211 hp (155 kW) and the all-wheel drive system 4MATIC.
"The Concept Style Coupe is expressive and powerful in its design", said Dr
Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of
Mercedes-Benz Cars. "We are staking our claim very clearly here. This is the
model against which sporty vehicles in the executive segment will have to
measure themselves in future."
"The almost production-standard Concept Style Coupe sets a new benchmark for
avantgarde design in the executive segment", emphasized Gorden Wagener, Head of
Design at Mercedes-Benz. "Its breathtaking proportions, sinewy fluid surfaces
and sculptural lines are the physical expression of our dynamic design idiom."
Following a brief appearance at the Avant/Garde Diaries event in Los Angeles (20
April to 6 May 2012), the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe will be celebrating
its official world premiere at Auto China in Beijing (23 April to 2 May 2012).
Exterior: Provocative and Masculine
Its breathtakingly sporty proportions and powerfully dynamic design idiom,
featuring the interplay between concave and convex surfaces that is so typical
for Mercedes, give this four-door coupe its unmistakable look.
Among its most striking features are the way the bonnet with its powerdomes is
set right into the front end assembly, as well as its diamond-look grille, which
follows through on design cues set by the Concept A-CLASS. The paint finish of
the concept vehicle is in Alubeam - a color that helps to emphasize the
sculptural quality of its lines.
The innovative headlamps of the Concept Style Coupe are reminiscent of the ever
wary, almost intimidating eyes of a predatory animal. In standby mode they shine
red. The indicators are another special feature: when they are activated, the
individual elements light up one after another in a "Mexican wave" effect.
Three prominent lines give structure to the vehicle when viewed from the side:
the front structural edge over the wings flows towards the rear end in a
characteristic dropping line. Another, more sinewy line spans the shoulder
muscle above the rear axle, while the third line extends upward in a sweeping
curve from the front wheel towards the rear. Together, these lines lend more
depth and dynamism to the side profile. The ripple design of the prominent
exterior mirrors takes advantage of the design freedoms enjoyed by a concept
The same is true of the 20-inch wheels, with their very sporty turbine design.
Perforated pins on the spokes pick up once again on the diamond-theme of the
radiator grille. The Concept Style Coupe features frameless side windows and has
A large panoramic roof creates a light and airy interior. A metal rib, the shape
of which evokes a roll-over bar, separates the roof from the rear windscreen,
which in turn flows down to merge smoothly into the tail end. The avantgarde
lines of the Coupe are further emphasized by the way the tail lights, with their
metallic-red coloring, taper to a sharp point both to the front and toward the
rear centre. An integrated dual-flow exhaust system underlines the car's sporty
credentials and gives added width to the tail end. A narrow rear diffuser picks
up again on the dotted pattern of the diamond grille.
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