Volkswagen has unveiled the Midsize Coupe Concept (NMC) at the Beijing Motor Show, calling it a “four-door coupé the like of which has never been seen before in this vehicle class”. Why are they calling a classic saloon a coupe is hard to understand, but it is a good, sleek looking concept.
The Midsize Coupe Concept rides on MQB-B platform and shorter than the Passat and Jetta with a length of 4,597mm. However it is wider than the Passat with a width a 1,838mm and also lower than the Jetta with a height of 1,422mm, making it quite sporty with its short overhangs, muscular shoulders, a dynamic roof line with markedly swept-back C-pillars, a short boot lid and long bonnet.
Riding on large 20-inch wheels it looks like a sleeker and sportier Jetta, that could possibly replace the current model in couple of years.
The concept has a drag coefficient of 0.299, and seats five people, while cargo capacity is 500 litres.
Power comes from a 217bhp 2.0-litre TSI engine linked to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, taking it from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds, while the top speed is 151mph.
There is no word about a possible production model and according to Volkswagen, the concept is demonstrating how multifaceted the Modular Transverse Matrix is and what exciting models Volkswagen customers all over the world can look forward to over the next few years.