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Old 12-08-2012, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY View Post
VAG. How typical - calling a sedan something sportier.

Not a VAG invention at all. I found this nice description on wikipedia:

Four-door coupé

A luxury sedan with classic coupé-like proportions, also known as a totally new class of coupe. The low roof design reduces back seat passenger access and headroom.[12] The designation was first applied to a low-roof model of the Rover P5 from 1962 until 1973,[13] but was revived by the 1985 Toyota Carina ED, the 1992 Infiniti J30 and finally by the first model 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS, which stands in Mercedes hierarchy between the E and S class, and has appearance of a classic coupe and sedan. The term was also used partly from marketing reasons. German press accepted concept of four-door coupe and adopted it to similar models from other manufacturers such as 2009 Jaguar XJ.[14][15][16][17] Also, other manufacturers accepted it, producing recent competing models like Volkswagen Passat CC, BMW_F12 and even five-door coupe, Audi A7.[18] The organization ADAC on its website also adopted this concepts.[19] In Germany the definition of the coupe was finally divided into the classic coupe and 4-door coupe. This definition and concept of four-door coupe (instead of sedan) are evident in Germany, but they are not yet widely known in the rest of the world.
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