Four doors.  Coupe.  What do the two have in common?  Apparently, a lot.  What was once thought to be separate identities has now become one, thus the birth of the four door coupe.  But I still do not understand how it is possible for a four door sedan to be called a “coupe.”  So, I did what any rational first grader would do; consult the dictionary.

According to Merriam-Webster, a “coupe” is either “a four-wheeled closed horse-drawn carriage for two persons inside with an outside seat for the driver in front.”  Or, “a 2-door automobile often seating only two persons; also: one with a tight-spaced rear seat.”

I see the keyword being two doors but Mercedes-Benz saw it differently with their marketing blitz of the CLS, which touted its likeness to classic, Mercedes coupes.   It appeared to be a stretched E-class with a sloping roofline and a graceful rear-end.  In my eyes, it was merely a mash-up of an E-class and CL, but, it had some funky headlights. 

Coupe or sedan, it did not matter because it was damn good looking. Photo Galleries

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