VJ Bacungan / Mercedes-Benz Press | April 21, 2014 18:35
owered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo 333 PS V6
The Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV officially unveiled at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, with dimensions similar to the BMW X6 coupe.
The company says the sport-utility vehicle (SUV) measures about 5,000 mm long, about 2,000 mm wide and around 1,750 mm high. (The X6, for comparison, is 4,879 mm long, 1,984 mm wide and 1,689 mm tall.)
“The Concept Coupé SUV stands out thanks to its extreme proportions and in doing so interprets our hallmark Mercedes coupé design idiom perfectly. With its superior sportiness it conveys a sense of modern luxury and aesthetic aspirations of sensual clarity,” said Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz, in a press release.
The vehicle is painted in ‘Alu-Beam,’ which the company said is “reminiscent of the technically ground-breaking Silver Arrows of the 1930s and 1950s,” and sits on enormous 22-inch wheels.
In front, the large mesh grille is flanked by C-Class-style, light-emitting diode (LED) head lights. The equally large, mesh lower grille gives the SUV an aggressive scowl.
Under the big, sculpted hood lies a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, V6 engine rated at 333 PS with 480 Nm of torque.
Along the side, the high belt line and the low roof line make the concept look similar to the BMW, only embellished by the illuminated side steps, recessed door handles and frameless windows.
The back, though, looks similar to the new S-Class Coupe, with the full-size, LED tail lights accentuating the high rear deck.
The Concept Coupe SUV features air suspension and “Dynamic Select Control,” which provides four fundamentally different modes and an individually programmable setup for the transmission.
The production version of this vehicle is expected near the end of 2015.