At this year's Beijing Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Concept Style Coupé. The new coupe is really a four-door, and it features a large gaping grill that appears to be inspired by the Concept A-Class. A pair of innovative headlamps with LED graphics fills out the front. The car has a curved panoramic roofline that flows into equally curvaceous C-pillars and a sloping trunk line. This is similar, yet different from the CLS. The frameless side glass is somewhat narrow and the car has a high waistline.
The headlamps really stand out. In standby mode, they illuminated in red (although that will change before production). The turn indicators are another special feature: they have individual points of light that illuminate in succession, somewhat like a piano keyboard.
The car was painted in a color called Alubeam, which helps emphasise the sculptural quality of its lines. From the side, there are three prominent lines: One that flows from the headlamps over the fenders and toward the rear end. A second strong line passes above the rear axle. Lastly, a third line extends upward in a sweeping curve from the lower wheel arch where it rises as it passes through the doors, towards the rear. These lines give the car more depth to the side profile. The car had 21-inch wheels with a sporty turbine design. Perforated holes on the spokes complement the diamond-theme of the grille.
The show car interior was designed for four passenger seating. The four integral seats have integrated head restraints, which is similar to that of the Sports version of the new A-Class. An electroplated insert in the upper part of the seat adds to the impression of lightness and is illuminated.
The instrument panel is has a large carbon-fibre trim panel that spans its full width. The instrument cluster has a TFT LCD for digital displays with two carbon fiber tubes for analog readings.
As in the Concept A-CLASS, the air vents in the instrument panel are backlit and change color according to the temperature setting. When cool, fresh air is being brought into the car, they are blue, but they light up red when the airflow is warm. At a mid-range temperature setting, the vents are illuminated in fluorescent yellow.
The center console flows back from the instrument panel. An intricately designed fan module is imbedded in the console and serves the two rear passengers. The rear center console serves as both an arm rest and a storage compartment.
The interior's fine materials and high-grade workmanship are the type of quality we expect from Mercedes-Benz . There is leather everywhere. The instrument panel is upholstered in white nubuck leather. This provided an interesting contrast to the anthracite-coloured Alcantara® used on the upper section of the instrument panel. Suede is used on the sports steering wheel. The chrome trim and control panels feature a black anodized finish. Other surfaces around the HVAC and entertainment control panels feature black anodised aluminium.