Yesterday we posted about leaked images of the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe which will debut this evening at an avant garde art party at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art and, in a few weeks, at the Beijing Auto Show.
We were spot on in our speculation that the Mercedes Concept Style Coupe borrowed heavily from the Mercedes-Benz A-Class five-door hatchback which, in turn, is based off the Concept A-Class. The resemblance especially can be seen on the Mercedes Concept Style Coupe’s hood, upper and lower front grilles, and headlamps. Sweeping up and over the Concept Coupe, though, and you can see the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class “four-door coupe” served as inspiration for the Concept Style Coupe designers.
Mercedes says the compact four-door sedan is “almost production-standard.” It will be interesting to see which features make it to the production version. Even the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe’s interior looks ready for production. The Concept Style Coupe’s infotainment system, for example, can already be seen on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class dash, while the concept’s dash and center stack design is readily found within most of Mercedes’ cars and SUV fleet. The production version will likely make accommodations to reality in the form of door handles, and the dual side character lines will probably be toned down some.
The all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission and is expected to generate around 200 horsepower. Mercedes has not released information on other engine options, fuel economy, safety, or creature comfort features like active cruise control. Full details will most likely be released either at Beijing or when the production version is close to being released. Personally, we expect the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe to be chock full of safety gadgetry as well as technology as benefiting the whole brand.