The Mercedes Benz Style Coupe is about creating a rebellious automotive impression
One of the most popular sporting icons amongst the luxury vehicles is enjoyed by none other than the Mercedes Benz SL series of cars. We had recently spoken about their most recent examples of brilliance in the form of 2013 SL-500 series, and the SL-65 AMG 45th anniversary edition which shall be ruling the roost in that segment. Now the German master car maker has decided to offer something for making a rebellious statement with élan and style, with the Style Coupe concept car. To be unveiled at the Auto China event beginning April 23, 2012, this car carries along design elements like non conformity, provocation, and a sense of masculinity, especially for those who are looking for looking at such a machine to match their lifestyle quotient.
Beginning with the exteriors, the strongest cues of change have been the glass top hood design to give a more aerodynamic feel, and also to match the similar kind of tapering of the chassis. Then comes the new LED headlamp set, which glow dimly red when the car is not in motion, giving it the look of a predatory animal, or more simply, the aggressive predator. The diamond shaped metallic front grille could also be a very strong message for the particular theme. The other comparative and similarly shaped component is the rear tail light set, which is prominent and wide, but blends into the body very well indeed. The fluid masculinity so to say, goes to the rear view mirrors as well, which will have the dual functionality of being indicators. Tapered and sleek, yet wide enough for better view, it can also be opted for in a separate color from the car, to ensure a more distinctive identity. The metallic finished door rim adds to the aura as well.
On the interior, it’s about avante grade sporty flavors, meted out with high grade fabrication. A majorly dual toned shading scheme has been used, including the contrast of dark gray and white, along with the florescent green piping along the stitching lines and joints, and yellow lining for the air vents and airflow system gadgets. Fabrication includes nubuck white leather, along with dark gray Alcantara, and suede for the steering wheel. The central console panel is all about chrome elements which have been given a black anodized treatment, something which one would find luxury sports watches.
In terms of the engine, there is a 2.0-liter petrol version that has a power output of 211HP, which has been combined with a 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. This would ensure that the rides are just as power packed and smooth as ever. In order to differentiate each driving experience, one would also find the COMAND control system, which allows for the driver to control numerous via a computer, including the entertainment system on board.
This can also be tweaked with one’s smartphone, which would need the Mercedes Benz software application for synchronization with the system.
Via: Mercedez Benz