Mercedes Wants to Run Over Bentley, Porsche Off Road in Russia, Middle East

By Automotive Staff | May 26, 2011
Move over, Bentley. And pull over, Porsche. Autocar reports that Mercedes-Benz is contemplating a new model to target the Bentley Continental GT. Talk about the battle of the super cars.Mercedes says the new dramatically-styled high-performance four-door coupe would sit next to the CL two-door coupe in the model range. Mercedes is trying to take a share of the Russian and the Middle Eastern markets, where ultra-expensive and high-performance vehicles are popular, away from Bentley and the upcoming Porsche Panamera GT. The new car may share engineering resources with Maybach due to the interest shown in the Xenatec 62S Coupe (pictured) shown at auto shows. Looks like Mercedes is trying to fill the gap between the S-Class and the Maybach 57 where the Bentley Continental GT resides. via AutoCar courtesy of Motor Trend Staff