Mercedes-Benz unveils in L.A. its new Concept Style Coupe, a beautiful and innovative 4-door car that will be showcased at the next Beijing Motor Show. The model is also supposed to be an anticipation of a new coupe from the three-pointed star house that should be launched in 2013. The car looks pretty aggressive and original, but it maintains the usual elegance you would expect in any Merc.
This prototype measures 4,637 mm in length, 1,398 mm in height and 1,891 mm in width, and comes with a large sunroof and frame-less doors (with no B-pillar) which provide for a very luminous and sunny interior. Its special Alu-Beam paintjob allows the onlookers to better appreciate the refined design of the model, while its original set of 20″ alloy wheels -with a peculiar vertigo-like design - adds up to the sporty attitude of the lines. The layout of the headlights looks pretty interesting too, but it will probably not make it to the final design of the production version. Inside we find many carbon details and all sorts of premium materials and top notch finishing, although we notice some resemblance with the A-Class.
The Mercedes Concept Style Coupe is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine delivering 211 hp. The model comes with the 4matic all-wheel drive system that will probably be adopted by the A-Class AMG as well, and uses a dual clutch 7G-DCT transmission that, in combination with the direct injection and advanced technology of its powertrain, allows for an average fuel consumption that is considerably lower than the other Mercedes engines. This car is equipped with many aid and safety systems such as the Comand Online, which uses many specifically developed Mercedes apps to be used and controlled while on the move, maintaining the internet connection at all time, even when the vehicle is stationary.
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