When some people go out and buy a car they like to make a statement. Many choose according to what they perceive to be a prestige brand, others make a purchase to rival what their neighbour owns. Then you have BMW X6 customers… Years later we still don’t know what their intentions were when buying a big 4X4 that tries to look like a coupe and is completely impractical as a result, but the fact is some people went out and bought them. Now Mercedes are to join this segment in an act of what we can only describe as the blind leading the blind. Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV Makes Beijing Debut.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe is a preview of the German’s up and coming MLC model due next year. As mentioned, it rivals the BMW X6 and so naturally carries an OTT visual assault to the senses. With strong body lines as seen on the CLA and a bulbous buttocks as seen on a hippopotamus, we are not sold on its design. But then what do we know as non-X6 owners? Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0 litre V6 engine, the Concept Coupe SUV produces 328BHP and 354lb ft of torque. Its gearbox has 9 forward speeds and sends power to all four wheels. The MLC is, as the name suggests, will be based upon the Mercedes-Benz ML.