Mercedes-Benz F800 Style: First Photos of 'Baby' CLS Sport Saloon Concept

The first official photos of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style 'four-door coupe' study surfaced online today ahead of the concept model's official world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 2.

The new concept model serves two purposes: first, it samples Mercedes-Benz's new and more dynamic design language that will be first applied on the next-generation CLS sports saloon, which is expected later this year, and second, it is believed to preview a smaller brother to the CLS.

If Mercedes-Benz goes ahead and produces the CLC, the four-door saloon with the coupe-like roofline and aggressive stance will most probably slot between the C-Class and E-Class models in terms of size and pricing.

Of course, don't expect to see the concept model's rear-hinged sliding doors or the uber-futuristic interior making it to production.

As for the powertrain, the photos reveal that Mercedes-Benz engineers considered two options for the F800 Style study: a fuel-cell system with lithium-ion battery pack and a rear-mounted electric motor or a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain.

Stay tuned on Carscoop as we'll update this story as soon as we have more information and/or new photos.