This week’s episode of Wide Open Throttle is all about Mercedes-Benz, as host Jessi Lang gets an in-depth look at a rare car in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center’s collection and gets artsy at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles with the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe.
To start things off, Lang first gives us a walk-around of a 1937 Type 320 Cabriolet B, one of the many cars restored by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California. This executive touring car was originally available in two wheelbase lengths and came powered by a six-cylinder engine. The car sported modern features like an independent coil-spring suspension and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. This particular cabriolet is for sale and can be yours for just $595,000 – perhaps not an outrageous amount when you consider the 75-year-old classic’s immaculate restoration and roughly 40,200-mile odometer reading.
Next, Lang jets across town to take a look at the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe on display at MOCA. Mixed in with a variety of interesting exhibits chosen by curator Mike D of the Beastie Boys, the Mercedes concept is integrated into an art piece that synchronizes music with lights. While the concept is presented as part of a piece of art, it previews an actual production car on the way from the German automaker. Expected to be called the CLA, the upcoming CLS-inspired four-door coupe will share underpinnings — and likely drivetrain options — with the new A-Class. Lang goes on to talk about what the car might mean for Mercedes’ future success. Hear what she has to say in the video below.