1993 MercedesBenz Coupe Concept

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Mercedes-Benz S 500 320hp W140

1993 Mercedes-Benz Coupe

At the 1993 Geneva Motor Mercedes-Benz presented a coupe which marked the opening in the new product drive. The dynamic language of this concept a foretaste of many themes would be taken up by later models.

The coupe concept the world to the “four-headlamp” design would later become the new of the brand. The response was overwhelmingly – and that meant a thumbs-up for The first model in which the new design hit the road was also one of the most important models. It was the four-headlamp E-Class, which in 1995.

The Geneva concept car was also to test the waters on another how would customers react to a new Mercedes-Benz coupe? This too received a clear answer numbers of them would at the chance to buy a car like the one presented in They had a while to wait until 1997, which was the concept car became reality in the CLK (C 208). The production model an uncannily strong resemblance to the concept, showing just how to the “finished article” the styling of concept cars can be even before they actually go production. “We don’t go in for quirky cars with pointless effects. Such cars may a stir briefly but they are forgotten within the space of a few shows,” is how Design Chief Sacco put it. In 1998 the CLK coupe was by the convertible version and the CLK now became a product family in its own right. The platform and some components supplied by the C-Class.

Interestingly, although the coupe shown in Geneva did have a section, albeit short-cropped, it did not a conventional trunk lid. In its was a large tailgate which the rear screen and extended as far as the edge of the bumper, making the first ever Mercedes-Benz In fact the concept car already to a small extent at a future – which only made its in the fall of 2000 – in which the became a defining styling That was the C-Class sports

As a recap the “four-headlamp” design the next models:

CLK (W208, C208, C209, A208,

C-Class (W203, CL203,

CL (C215);

SL (R230).

The elegance of the continued uninterrupted into an with four single, seats. Here the emphasis was on of form and an absence of frills. The console, running all the way through the dashboard to the parcel shelf, was a key element. Smooth leather, microfiber fleece and wood created a driving environment was refined and elegant. At the same the ergonomics were designed to the standards for which Mercedes-Benz is This could be seen for in the front seats with asymmetrical head restraint These “Ergo Wing” offered even at shoulder excellent lateral and spinal

The coupe concept was not just a car but fully drivable. The hood an eight-cylinder five-liter engine maximum power of 235 kW (320 hp) and torque of 470 Newton meters at rpm. This too was a taste of to come, presaging the future CLK With its 485 liter trunk the coupe also showed attention to practical requirements.

Mercedes-Benz S 500 320hp W140

A car is a many-sided product. By contributing to so subsequent production models, the coupe concept proved this can be just as true of a model.


Four-eye Introduced 1995 in the E-Class (W

Fastback tail: Introduced in the C-Class sports coupe (CL

Gray-tinted all-glass roof: 2002 in the E-Class (W 211)


Front seats asymmetrical head restraint (“Ergo Wing seats“)

Mercedes-Benz S 500 320hp W140
Mercedes-Benz S 500 320hp W140
Mercedes-Benz S 500 320hp W140


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