Mercedes Benz new avant garde concept
Rob Houglum CarRental99.com Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Mercedes-Benz is using this week's Beijing Motor Show to bare its move towards an avant garde design with its Concept Style Coupe.
The sporty four-door model highlights manly looks with striking headlamps and cutting edge indicators while revealing the new four-cylinder turbocharged gas engine with 155kW ( 211hp ) and the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.
"The Idea Style Coupe is demonstrative and potent in its design," claimed Doctor Dieter Zetsche, CEO of the board of management of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz Autos.
"This is the model against which sporty vehicles in the executive segment must measure themselves in future."
Among the coupe's 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 theory car is in Alubeam - which helps stress the sculptural quality of its lines.
The leading edge head lights of the Theorem Style Coupe shine red when in standby mode while the signals have individual points of light that light up in succession, like a piano keyboard.
3 distinguished lines give structure to the vehicle when observed from the side : the front structural edge over the wings flows toward the rear end in a characteristic dropping line.
Another, more sinewy line spans the shoulder muscle above the rear spindle, while the third line extends upward in a sweeping curve from the front wheel toward the rear. Together, these lines lend more depth and dynamism on the side profile. The ripple design of the distinguished exterior mirrors uses the design liberties enjoyed by a concept automobile.
A massive wide ranging roof creates a light and airy interior while a metal rib, the shape of which conjures up a roll-over bar, separates the roof from the rear windscreen, which in its turn flows down to merge smoothly into the tail end.
The avant garde lines of the vehicle are further emphasized by the way that the tail lights, with their metallic-red colouring, taper to a sharpened point both to the front and toward the rear centre.
Within the car, the instrument panel has an enormous carbon-fibre trim panel that covers its full width while standing out from the instrument cluster are the two tubes, likewise in carbon fibre and individually glazed. When the indicator is in use, a ring lights up in the tubes.
Flowing back in a long, constant wave from the instrument panel is the centre console.
Inserted in this is an intricately designed fan module for the 2 back seats, which also incorporates a stowage compartment.
The four integral seats with integrated head restraints are familiar from the Sports version of the new A-Class. An electroplated insert in the upper part of the seat adds to the impression of lightness and is illuminated.
The Concept Style Coupe draws power from a 2-litre version of the new gas engine generation with 155 kW ( 211 hp ), combined with the efficient 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and the seven-speed twin clutch automated transmission.
Among the highlights of the 4 stroke engine are its direct-injection system with exhaust gas turbocharging, a reinforced combustion system and multi-spark ignition according to require.
2012 China Motor Show in Beijing Mercedes-Benz' Concept Style Coupé makes its debut in Beijing.
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