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Mercedes CLC to Debut at Fashion Week Berlin 2008

 Mercedes CLC to Debut at Fashion Week Berlin 2008
New Mercedes CLC

First images released

First images released

Eva Padberg and the new Mercedes CLC, the WCF newsroom just can not decide on who looks more stunning. The attached images will be used by Mercedes to promote the second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin and at the same time create some anticipation for the CLC's world debut on January 27 2008.

The new Mercedes CLC will be available in Spring 2008, and is targeted at young people who are looking for a fun car to drive and have a high lifestyle value. Young urban professionals will find the new direct steering system, infotainment system with colour display and Euro-wide navigation in the new CLC. To top it all off, the CLC will be powered by a more powerful four-cylinder engine producing 135 kW / 184 bhp.

The photographed Black CLC is equipped with a sports package, 18 inch alloy wheels, wide base tires, headlights with black painted inner frames, sports suspension with lowered bodywork and chrome trim.

Source: Daimler AG
Published Jan 9, 2008 8:32 am By Frank de Leeuw van Weenen
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Two stars in the photo studio: Top model Eva Padberg and the new Mercedes-Benz CLC

Leading model Eva Padberg and the new Mercedes sports coupé CLC share top billing in the key visual for the second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, which takes place from January 27 - 31, 2008. The new CLC will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the fashion event.

The purpose of the key visual is twofold: It will be used as a motif on adverts, posters and event materials promoting the Berlin event, and at the same time will generate interest and a sense of anticipation in advance of the world premiere of the new CLC, because the photo reveals only part of the sport coupé. Most of the body is hidden by the vivid yellow fabric of the evening gown worn by Eva Padberg. The CLC will then be revealed in all its beauty on January 27, 2008 at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin 2008.

“The choice of Eva Padberg as our brand ambassador lends a fascinating face to our long-standing commitment to fashion,” says Dr. Olaf Göttgens, Vice President Brand Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Like Berlin, she epitomises a young, modern lifestyle. That's why we are introducing our new sports coupé here, at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, and are presenting the CLC and Eva Padberg together in the key visual.”

Eva Padberg has been representing Mercedes-Benz as a brand ambassador at international fashion and lifestyle events since May 2007. Her encounter with the new CLC was captured on film by the renowned German fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth, whose photos encapsulate perfectly the relationship between fashion and Mercedes design - both worlds in which innovation and perfection, coupled with elegance and style, are critical success factors.

Elegance, style and lifestyle: in the automotive world, the name Mercedes-Benz epitomises these values. The commitment to fashion is therefore a logical development of the Stuttgart motor manufacturer's traditional image and claim.

Just like fashion, the car is now an expression of personal lifestyle. This is particularly true of the highly individual and exclusive species of the coupé.

New Mercedes sports coupé is the attractive “youngster” of the coupé family

The new CLC, available from spring 2008, is an attractive and affordable entry into the Mercedes-Benz coupé family. The design, technology and equipment of the sports coupé meet the desire of young people for a car that is fun to drive and has a high lifestyle value, yet which also offers typical Mercedes standards of quality in respect of safety, comfort, environmental compatibility and functionality. 1,100 components have been either developed for the new sports coupé or refined from the previous model. The technical highlights of the CLC include new direct steering for even more nimble handling of bends, modern infotainment systems with colour display, Europe-wide DVD or hard-drive navigation with multimedia interface and a more powerful four-cylinder engine with 135kW / 184 bhp. Fuel consumption is up to 10.8 per cent better than in the predecessor model.

The key visual was shot in a studio near Barcelona, and features a black CLC with sports package picked out in a headlight beam. The coupé contains further exclusive technical innovations and extra fittings such as 18” light alloy rims, wide base tyres, headlights with black painted inner frames, sports suspension with lowered bodywork and chrome trim.

Top fashion designers present their collections

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin 2008 takes place from January 27 - 31, 2008 at Postbahnhof, the city's former mail train station. Leading international fashion designers will be presenting their latest collections, including the following brands: 30paarhaende, Heiress, Hugo, Intuitive, Joop!, Macqua, Michalsky, Marcel Ostertag, Sinemus, Stefan Eckert, Strenesse, Suzana Peric, Unrath & Strano, Sisi Wasabi and Zac Posen.

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yattaman55
front looks nice. and i'm sure interior is in line with the c sedan. being a current c coupe owner i've been excited about this. there was a lot they could improve on. however these pics lead me to believe they've just put a new nose on the old car? doesn't the back look THE SAME? i'm really looking forward to actually seeing it all. hopefully it's good! will the model be doing the delivery bit? added insentive?
Jan 14, 2008 11:11 pm
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Kasper
Look, a starvation victim is crawling on that car!
Jan 11, 2008 8:01 pm
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designerr
whos say women better than cars????is it a redesign model or just a facelift?????
Jan 10, 2008 3:51 pm
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afterace2
this is going to be an extensive facelift of the current model to make it look like the new c-class (at least from the front)
Jan 11, 2008 5:03 pm
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wjaprep
Well Mercedes-Benz, how could you? You make me fall in love with the GLK, and then intoduce this pure sex on wheels? (not sure as to why or of it needed a new name...) Clc? sounds classy to me
Jan 10, 2008 6:07 am
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ck314
This car is no 1-series, makes no sense whatsoever: it just downgrades the C-Class' aura. My (() (()
Jan 10, 2008 3:11 am
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afterace2
finally the sportcoupe starts to look nice, still I hope to see some interior revisions too.
Jan 9, 2008 5:07 pm
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Pentium
I'm looking at the CLC myself :P
Jan 9, 2008 4:12 pm
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phobos
i am looking at her, not the CLC
Jan 9, 2008 3:58 pm
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ayoub
woooooooooooooow do look 2 her or the hot new clc benz...will u can drive both of them same time at end of the day hahahah nice ;)
Jan 9, 2008 1:40 pm
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