Mercedes Concept Style Coupe: Middle series view of the new CLA
Expressive and powerfully presents the production-based Mercedes Concept Style Coupe as a harbinger of the new CLA-class based on the current A-class and could come as early as 2013 on the market. With the concept car, Mercedes is a clear statement for the new generation sports coupe in the mid-range segment. The four-door coupe is a style-rebel: provocative and masculine. The technical highlights include a striking headlamp design with innovative turn signals, a new four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with 211 horsepower and all wheel drive.
Exterior: The new design language – provocative and masculine
Sporty proportions, a sinewy and smooth surface modeling and sculptural surfaces with the interplay of concave and convex surfaces dominate the little brother to the Mercedes CLS. The study is 4.637 meters long, 1.891 meters wide and 1.398 meters high. Among the distinctive features include the front-end embedded into the bonnet with power domes, and the barbecue in the diamond-look that continues the design language of the Concept A-Class. The concept car is painted in Alubeam – a color that highlights the plasticity of form.
Watch the always-inspiring respect remind eyes of a predator’s innovative style headlights of the concept coupe that glow in the standby mode red. Three distinct lines structure the side view: the front edge of the structure is above the wing as a characteristic “dropping line” to the rear. The shoulder muscle above the rear axle is spanned by a chord-like edge, while another line sweeping from the front wheel pulls to the rear. Through these lines gives the profile of the side wall more depth and dynamics.
The wavy patterned mirrors benefit the creative freedom of a concept car. The same goes for the big wheels in 20 inch format, which interact with their turbine design is very sporty. Perforated grip pins on the spokes on the diamond grill theme. The Concept Style Coupe also has frameless side windows and waived a B-pillar.
A large panoramic roof provides the interior is light and flowing into the rear of the rear window by passing over a metal bar separated, the contour evokes associations with a roll bar. The underline pointed forward and the rear tail lights with their expiring middle-metallic red color, the avant-garde design of the coupe. A dual-branch exhaust system demonstrates the sporty character and gives the rear of extra width, while a rear diffuser, narrow the topic of diamond grills picks up again.
Drive: Contemporary sportiness – powerful and efficient
Sporty driving dynamics, combined with exemplary efficiency should represent the characteristics of the drive concept of the coupe style. For a powerful propulsion is provided by a new petrol engine generation, which draws from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-powerful 211 hp and is paired with the 4Matic all-wheel drive and automatic double-clutch “7G-DCT”. Mercedes-Benz not stated the performance and usage data of concept cars. In the future series will probably come primarily a front-wheel drive is used.
Interior: sporty and high quality
The interior opens with exciting areas. A large part of real carbon fiber trim extends across the width and the coolness and elegance of a coupe provides. The two tubes in the instrument cluster shows the free-standing, also made of carbon and glass separately. From the instrument panel from a long, continuous center console stretches waving back. An elaborately staged fan is embedded with storage element for the two rear seats.
The color mix of fashion-inspired includes light grey and anthracite. For sporty and fresh neon green accents, meanwhile, provide piping and stitching, which are found among other things, on the dashboard, the steering wheel, seats and door center panels. Also plenty of leather used the makers: so Mercedes moved into the instrument panel with white nubuck leather, which creates a high-contrast game with the anthracite Alcantara on the top of the instrument panel.
In contrast, suede steering wheel provides a special grip. All chrome trim and panels are designed for the first time black anodized. The surfaces around the HMI operating unit, meanwhile, shine brilliantly in black anodized aluminum. The four integral seats with integrated head restraints are from the sports version of the new A-Class. A galvanized clip the top of the seat creates lightness and is illuminated. The shape of the air vents in the dashboard reminiscent of a jet engine. Backlit executed, change the air vents like the Concept A-Class in color, depending on what temperature the passengers choose the indoor climate.