New Mercedes CSC Concept shown ahead of Beijing auto show

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When Mercedes launched the CLS-Class way back in 2004, they practically started the whole four-door-coupe segment. Soon after that, there were many manufacturers who followed suit and got their own models into the segment. The CLS still turns heads, no doubt, but they felt the need for a similar model at a lower price point. Enter the CSC, short for Concept Style Coupe. This is a C-class sized four-door-coupe that makes just as much a style statement as its older sibling and will be bound to be a lot cheaper to buy.

The CSC, which will be officially unveiled at the forthcoming Beijing auto show, carries the new corporate face of Mercedes which was shown on the new A-Class recently. The concept was shown with a 2.0-litre petrol engine making 211 bhp of peak power which sends power to all four wheels through a 7 speed DCT transmission. Depending on the response this receives, the production model could be based off the C-class platform and maybe even share a few powertrain options with it. Per our prediction, this could make it to showrooms by late 2014, we're certainly excited!