Mercedes-Benz will show off its latest creation, the Style Coupe Concept, at the 2012 Auto China in Beijing, which it will mostly likely put into production soon. The production-ready sporty executive coupe features a two-liter, four-cylinder, turbo-charged engine that pushes out 211 hp and the automaker’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
According to Mercedes-Benz Design Head Gorden Wagen, the new concept “sets a new benchmark for avant-garde design in the executive (compact coupé) segment.” He adds that its proportions, fluid surfaces and sculptural lines represent their “dynamic design idiom.” But the concept not only sets a benchmark for design, but also for in-car technology, believing that the future “lies with cloud computing.”
Its software for the COMAND Online applications isn’t located in the car, but rather runs off the Daimler Vehicle Backend. According to the press release, the advantage of this is that the system can be updated with new apps remotely of “over-the-air” via a mobile phone connection, so you don’t have to take the car into the workshop.