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 Idea Style Coupe.
The sporty four-door model highlights masculine looks with striking headlamps and cutting edge signals while revealing the new 4 stroke turbocharged gas engine with 155kW ( 211hp ) and the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.
"The Concept Style Coupe is demonstrative and dynamic in its design," claimed Doctor Dieter Zetsche, boss man of the board of management of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
"This is the model against which sporty autos in the executive segment will need to measure themselves in future."
Among the coupe's most striking features are the way in which the bonnet with its powerdomes is set right into the front-end assembly together with its diamond-look grille, which follows through on design cues set by the Concept A-Class.
The paint finish of the postulate auto is in Alubeam - which helps stress the sculptural quality of its lines.
The cutting edge headlamps of the Concept Style Coupe shine red when in standby mode while the indicators have individual points of light that light up in succession, like a piano keyboard.
Three distinguished lines give structure to the auto 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 axle, while the 3rd line extends upward in a sweeping curve from the front wheel toward the rear. Together, these lines lend more depth and dynamism to one side profile. The ripple design of the prominent exterior mirrors uses the design liberties enjoyed by an idea automobile.
A large panoramic roof creates a light and ethereal interior while a metal rib, the form of which inspires a roll-over bar, separates the roof from the rear windscreen, which in turn flows down to merge smoothly into the tail end.
The avant garde lines of the automobile are further emphasized by the way that the tail lights, with their metallic-red colouring, taper to a sharp point both to the front and toward the rear centre.
Within the automobile, the instrument panel has a large carbon-fibre trim panel that covers its full width while standing out from the instrument cluster are the 2 tubes, similarly 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 two rear seats, which also incorporates a stowage compartment.
The 4 integral seats with integrated head restraints are already 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 Postulate Style Coupe is powered by a 2-litre version of the new petrol engine generation with 155 kW ( 211 hp ), combined with the efficient 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and the seven-speed dual clutch automated transmission.
Among the highlights of the 4 cylinder engine are its direct-injection system with exhaust gas turbocharging, an augmented combustion system and multi-spark ignition according to need.
2012 China Motor Show in Beijing Mercedes-Benz' Concept Style Coupé makes its debut in Beijing.
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