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 male looks with striking headlamps and innovative signals while uncloaking the new 4 stroke turbocharged gas engine with 155kW ( 211hp ) and the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.
"The Idea Style Coupe is demonstrative and potent in its design," said Doctor Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
"This is the model against which sporty vehicles in the executive segment will have 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 alongside its diamond-look grille, which follows thru on design cues set by the Concept A-Class.
The paint finish of the concept car is in Alubeam - which helps emphasize the sculptural quality of its lines.
The cutting edge head lights 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.
3 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 spindle, 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 the side profile. The ripple design of the prominent exterior mirrors uses the design liberties enjoyed by a concept vehicle.
A big panoramic roof creates a light and ethereal interior while a metal rib, the form of which conjures up a roll-over bar, separates the roof from the rear windscreen, which in turn flows down to combine smoothly into the tail end.
The avant garde lines of the vehicle are further emphasized by the way in which the tail lights, with their metallic-red colouring, taper to a pointed point both to the front and towards the rear centre.
Within the car, the instrument panel has a large carbon-fibre trim panel that stretches over its full width while standing out from the instrument cluster are the 2 tubes, in a similar way in carbon fibre and individually glazed. When the indicator is in use, a ring lights up in the tubes.
Flowing back in a long, continuous wave from the instrument panel is the centre console.
Embedded in this is an intricately designed fan module for the 2 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 higher part of the seat adds to the impression of lightness and is illuminated.
The Tenet Style Coupe draws power from a 2-litre version of the new gas engine generation with 155 kW ( 211 hp ), mixed with the efficient 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and the seven-speed dual clutch automated transmission.
Among the high spots of the four-cylinder engine are its direct-injection system with exhaust gas turbocharging, an augmented 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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