Published on 24 Apr 2012 by Adriano
In the wake of the exclusive presentation that took place in L.A. last week, we had the chance to meet the wonderful Mercedes Concept Style Coupe again at the ongoing 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The latest creation of the design team led by Gorden Wagener is a compact 4-door coupe that measures just 4,637 mm in length and has the same wheel base of the latest B-Class. The model is also an anticipation of a future model from the German manufacturer which should end up being called CLA.
The front end of the Concept Style Coupe looks pretty modern and aggressive, and adopts the same style of the most recent Mercs. This prototype is equipped with a flashy set of 20″ alloys that boasts a very interesting turbine-like design, but the production-version of the car will roll on smaller wheels, with the AMG variant using 19″ rims. The Concept Style Coupe comes with the 4Matic all-wheel drive system and a 7-speed dual clutch 7G-DCT transmission, a combination that we will see again for the most pushy models of the new model. Under the bonnet of the car on display in Beijing there is a 2.0-litre credited with an output of 211 hp.
The car can accommodate up to 4 people on the same integral seats that we have seen on the A-Class. The interior uses Alcantara finishing as well as other premium materials, and has been designed at the Mercedes Style Centre in Como, Italy. The dashboard is enriched by some carbon inserts and uses some quite fancy and futuristic solution, such as the air vents that get illuminated in different colors according to temperature selected by the driver. The Comand Online sat-nav works alongside the cloud computing, while the whole infotainment system can be updated using the internet connection of a smartphone.
View the full Mercedes Concept Style Coupe @ the 2012 Beijing Motor Show photo gallery