It's been almost a decade since Mercedes-Benz introduced the CLS, a car it called the "four-door coupe". The idea has been followed by many automakers, including BMW.
Benz already has a varied lineup of crossovers, but the Concept Coupe SUV, rumored to be named MLC once it reaches production, will offer customers what is essentially a stylish version of the ML. The concept's dimensions solidify its sporty and coupe-like appearance. With an overall length of 194.3 inches, the concept is 5.2 inches longer than the ML. The concept is also about 2 inches wider, but 2 inches shorter than the ML, which could translate to a bit more hip and shoulder room, but will likely, rob a bit of the headroom for rear passengers.
The upper and lower grille is filled with rectangular cubes that appear to float, while the headlamp units house the full-LED Multibeam lighting system.
In addition to its massive 22-inch, five-spoke wheels, the concept's lower edges are finished with nice touches that include a unning-board, front skid-plate, and rear diffuser that also frames the dual exhaust tips.
The concept's rear end looks nothing like Benz's current crossover lineup. In addition to its integrated rear deck spoiler, the concept's taillight consists of a simple and thin bar that wraps around the rear fender. Benz didn't release photos of the interior, though it will likely mimic what we've seen in recent launches like the C and S-Class coupe. Both those cars showcase a sleek center stack with round air vents and an updated COMAND infotainment system with larger screens and a rotary control knob that's augmented with a touchpad.