Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV - Press Release

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  • WiththeConceptCoupSUV,MercedesBenzisraisingthestandardtoanew,higherlevelinliterallymultiplerespects.ThisextremelysportystudyimpressesasatypicalrepresentativeofthelongstandingcouptraditionatMercedesBenz,withaflowingsideline,stretchedgreenhouseandstrikingradiatorgrillewithcentralchromelouvre.AtthesametimetheConceptCoupSUVstandsoutwithitsmuscularwings,largewheelarches,imposing22inchwheels,highbeltlineandgenerousgroundclearance.Itsdynamichandlingontheroadisalsoonasuperiorlevel.Notonlythankstoairsuspension,butalsotothenetworkingofthepowertrain,suspensionandinteriorthatitrealises.Thevariabledynamiccontrolsystem"DynamicSelectControl"providesfourfundamentallydifferenttransmissionmodesandanindividuallyprogrammablesetup."SensualasacoupvisionaryasanSUV,"isthesuccinctchoiceofwordsusedbyGordenWagener,HeadofDesignatMercedesBenz,todescribethephysiognomyoftheConceptCoupSUV.Thefourdoor,allwheeldriveCouphasalengthofalmostfivemetres,andanimposingwidthofagoodtwometresthankstoitsbroadshouldersandflaredwheelarches.Atthesametimeithasamodestheightofaround1.75metres,exhibitingtheflat,extendedrooflinethatistypicalofasportscoup."TheConceptCoupSUVstandsoutthankstoitsextremeproportionsandindoingsointerpretsourhallmarkMercedescoupdesignidiomperfectly.Withitssuperiorsportinessitconveysasenseofmodernluxuryandaestheticaspirationsofsensualclarity",continuesGordenWagener.Liketherecesseddoorhandles,framelesssidewindowsblendperfectlyintothevehicleflankstoaccentuatethecouplikecharacterevenfurther.Inlinewithatraditionandlikeallrecentstudyvehicles,theConceptCoupSUVispaintedinthe"ALUBEAM"paintfinish,whichisalsoreminiscentofthetechnicallygroundbreakingSilverArrowsofthe1930sand1950s.Theuprightsportsgrillewithsinglelouvre,framedbythethreedimensionallydesignedmodern,allLEDMultibeamheadlamps,isthemajorfeatureofthefrontendwithitsshort,stylishoverhang.Softcubesdominatethegrilleinsert,andtheforwardslopingbonnetwithitstypicalMercedespowerdomesunderlinesthemembershipoftheConceptCoupSUVinthelineupofparticularlysportyMercedesBenzmodels.AdiscreetreferencetotheSUVgenesofthisstudyisprovidedbytheharmoniouslyintegrated,illuminatedsidesills,whicharereminiscentoftherunningboardsfoundonclassicSUVsoroffroaders.Indicatorshavealwayspointedthewayinthebestsenseoftheword,howeverintheConceptCoupSUVtheytakeonanewform.Thedirectionindicatorsoperatewithamovingdigitallightbandwhoselightingelementslightupsequentiallyfrominsidetooutside,indicatingthechangeindirectionintwoways.Elegantrearend:inthestyleoftheSClassCoupThecouplikenatureoftheConceptCoupSUVisalsoemphasisedbythedesignoftherearendwithitsobviouselementsofthedesignlinefirstpresentedwiththeSClassCoup,whichwillbefollowedbyallcoupmodelsfromMercedesBenzinfuture.Thestylingcharacteristicsofthisincludetheslimbandofrearlightswiththeirrubylike,threedimensionallookandtheregistrationplatenowincorporatedintotherearbumper.AnotherfeaturethathasforgenerationsdistinguishedthelargecoupmodelsfromMercedesBenzisthetypicalshapeoftherear

  • windowwhichisroundedoffatthetop.AdiscreetSUVreferenceismadebythesimulatedunderguardintowhichthetailpipesofthedualflowexhaustsystemareintegrated.Polishedaluminiumpredominateshere,asontheintegraldoorhandles,thesidesills,thefrontairintakesandtheedgingofthegreenhouse.Wide,flushfitted22inchwheelswithtyresinsize305/45R22makethevehiclesitsquarelyontheroad,andleavenodoubtaboutthepassionoftheConceptCoupSUV:atveryfirstglancethistrailblazingstudysignalsitssporty,dynamicambitions.HauteCouture:theMercedesBenzcouprangeDevelopingandcreatingnewmodelfamiliesandvehicleclasseshastraditionallybeenoneofthestrengthsofMercedesBenz,theinventoroftheautomobile.Thisisparticularlyobviousinthehistoryofitscoups,andmostespeciallyintheveryrecentpast.ModelssuchasthefourdoorCoupsortheShootingBrakesintheCLSClasshavenotonlycreatedcompletelynewvehicleclasses,buthavealsohadalastinginfluenceonthemodelpoliciesofdifferentmanufacturers,foundnumerousimitatorsandprovedtobeanoutstandingsalessuccess.ThesamecanbesaidoftheCLAClass,whichhasbeenabletotransferthesuccessoftheCLSintothecompactclassandisalsoextraordinarilypopularwithcustomers.WiththeConceptCoupSUV,MercedesBenzisnowtakingasimilarapproach.ThestudyfollowsthiscoupthemewithintheSUVsectorconsistentlyanddemonstrateshowafourdoor,allwheeldriveseriesproductioncoupmightlook.ConceptCoupSUVpilotprojectfornewSUVworldsAsacompactallrounder,theGLAhasalreadytranslatedthesuggestionofacouplikedesignidiomintoanSUVformat,therebygivingindicationsofanewSUVlinefromMercedesBenzwhichtheConceptCoupSUVnowfullybringstoperfection.Withthisconceptcar,MercedesBenzisannouncingthepossibleexpansionofthepreviouslyuniformSUVoffroaderfamily:

    TheConceptCoupSUVillustratesthepossibilitiesofamoresportyanddynamic"onroadline".

    ThemodelfamiliesoftheGLA,GLK,M,GLandGClassstandforaversatileandsuperior"offroadline".

    Thispresentscustomerswithdefiniteadvantages,astheyareabletoorderavehiclespecificallymeetingtheirneedsandwishes.

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