NEW CONCEPT COUPEIf the G-Class is the ‘yin’ of the Mercedes range, then this thing has to be the ‘yang’. The Concept Coupe SUV was unveiled to the world in New York, and to be honest it can stay there. To be fair, there’s no attempt to say this is anything other than a performance sports saloon that just happens to be four-wheel drive, fitted as it is with the company’s 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system, linked to the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic gearbox. Apparently the gearbox has five transmission modes; Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and – we kid you not – Slippery… For many, the most ugly, pointless all-wheel drive production saloon has been the BMW X6. It seems that Mercedes now wants to challenge for that title, although there are no immediate plans to put this concept into production. Thankfully.

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