Mercedes-Benz revealed images and a video of its latest Concept Style Coupe design study earlier this week, but the concept’s rollout accelerated as the Mercedes CSC exhibit headlined yesterday’s Transmission LA:AV Club at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
A 17-day art event featuring concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations, the Transmission LA:AV Club is curated by Mike D of the iconic Beastie Boys rap group. While the Mercedes-Benz CSC concept only officially bows at next week’s Beijing Motor Show, this LA sneak preview provided a welcome closer look at the car.
Based on the Mercedes-Benz small car MFA platform, the CSC features a sleek, compact, CLS-style silhouette mixed with dramatic design details including interesting A-Class headlight and front fascia treatments as well as a SL-Class taillight treatment. Large, stylish 20-inch wheels look like they were borrowed from the Maybach Exelero and should prove quite effective at extracting heat from hard-working brake discs. The CSC also features a roof length panoramic glass panel to provide an airy environment inside the cabin.
Under the hood, the concept features a turbocharged four-cylinder producing approximately 211-hp. A dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox transfers power to deliver to all four wheels through Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel drive setup.
Check out the Transmission LA:AV Club promo video featuring the Mercedes-Benz CSC below, and watch AutoGuide for more details on the CSC as we draw nearer to the upcoming Beijing Auto Show.