The design themes previewed on Mercedes' 'Aesthetics S' sculpture in Paris will be translated into a concept car
26 October 2012

A new concept car that will preview the next-generation Mercedes S-class will be unveiled early next year, design chief Gorden Wagener has confirmed. 

Mercedes revealed a virtual ‘Aesthetics S’ sculpture at the recent Paris show that first previewed the new S-class, and its themes are expected to be translated into a physical concept car.

Wagener said the design of the new S-class would be “pure and timeless”, combining traditional and new design ethics.

Meanwhile, Mercedes is cutting production of the current S-class in the wake of falling sales as it prepares for the launch of the all-new model later next year.

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26 October 2012

Hard to do..

-I mean to achieve "pure and timeless"

They are really raising my expectation now on a probably the world's most advanced passenger car.

 

26 October 2012

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Hard to do..

-I mean to achieve "pure and timeless"

They are really raising my expectation now on a probably the world's most advanced passenger car.

 /quote]

The photo's in one of the car mags, (forget which one) look great.

 

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26 October 2012

Paninfarina's designs are usually fairly timeless. The GTV from the 90s for example still looks fairly modern.

Mercs used to age well until they started tweaking them all the time, and from the late 90s onwards rusted early.

26 October 2012

Just had a look at the S class available in Autotrader. Early examples now available from under a grand. Seems pretty timeless to me.

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27 October 2012

If they want pure and timeless they'll presumably avoid the fussy, over complicated side sculpting of models such as the A and B class.

27 October 2012

I hope the current styling theme, started off with the B-Class, translates better to Merc's next generation of saloons than the previous one, which led to the current C, E and S-Class' and CLS all looking awkward and gawky.

29 October 2012

Kim-Jong Il, Hitler and Idi Amin all preferred Mercedes-Benz. I guess it goes to show what type of mentality you have to have to buy one!

26 December 2012

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