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RSS Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV blends sleekness and utility in Beijing

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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/conceptcars/" rel="tag">Concept Cars</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/suvs/" rel="tag">SUV</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/crossovers-cuvs/" rel="tag">Crossover</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/mercedes-benz/" rel="tag">Mercedes-Benz</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/beijing-motor-show/" rel="tag">Beijing Motor Show</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/luxury/" rel="tag">Luxury</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/mercedes-benz-concept-coupe-suv/"><img alt="Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV" data-credit="AOL" data-mep="224065" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/809eaaf212da30b558b13be61ad09aad/200046897/slide_0001.jpg" /></a><br /><br />Automakers attempting to mix the sexiness of a coupe and the utility of an SUV don't appear to be going away. <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/">BMW</a> arguably created the niche with its <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/x6/">X6</a>, and <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/acura/">Acura</a> latched onto it with the awkward <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/acura/zdx/">ZDX</a>. <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/mercedes-benz/">Mercedes-Benz</a> might be taking the best stab at the form yet with the Concept Coupe SUV, which debuts at the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/beijing-motor-show/">2014 Beijing Motor Show</a>.<br /><br />At over 16 feet long, over six feet wide, and riding on 22-inch wheels, the Concept Coupe SUV is an imposing vehicle. The front of the concept is dominated by tons of chrome mesh, and the three-pointed Mercedes star stands proudly in the middle. The hood features some very pronounced creases to lead the eye to that big front end.<br /><br />Compared to the eye-arresting expanse of chrome at the front, the rest of the styling is surprisingly soft. The profile shows a sweeping curve starting at the A-pillar and ending just above the taillights. It's a sporty look but still slightly weird on a vehicle with SUV proportions. From the rear-three quarters perspective, the design appears to be nothing but curving lines and glass. The back uses simple, horizontal lines with a strip of lights wrapping around, and flat oval exhaust pipes to complete the elegant look below. There are no photos of the interior so that remains a secret for now.<br /><br />The concept is propelled by a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 with 333 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. It routes through Mercedes' 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic gearbox to send power to all four wheels.<br /><br />Recently, Mercedes is treating concepts as thinly veiled previews of future vehicles, and it seems the Concept Coupe SUV is no different. In fact, the company goes so far in the release to say: "With this concept car, Mercedes-Benz is announcing the possible expansion of the previously uniform SUV off-roader family." It's not hard to read between the lines. <a href="/2014/04/19/mercedes-benz-concept-coupe-suv-official-beijing/#continued">Scroll down</a> to get all the details.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/19/mercedes-benz-concept-coupe-suv-official-beijing/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV blends sleekness and utility in Beijing</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/19/mercedes-benz-concept-coupe-suv-official-beijing/">Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV blends sleekness and utility in Beijing</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:00:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/19/mercedes-benz-concept-coupe-suv-official-beijing/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20867602/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/19/mercedes-benz-concept-coupe-suv-official-beijing/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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