Large sculpture present at NAIAS hints at future Mercedes design language

Posted on Friday, 15 January 2010 , 14:01:08 byEmil

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Large sculpture present at NAIAS hints at future Mercedes design language

You would think that the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit has on display cars exclusively. Well, think again. Mercedes has brought to the Detroit Auto Show a large sculpture. Yes, you read it correctly, a sculpture. What is the point of bringing a sculpture to an auto event? you might ask us. Well, the sculpture`s role is to offer the public a glimpse of the future Mercedes Benz design language.

The clay automotive sculpture might seem like a car gently draped in sliver cloth, but you certainly can not lift the veil no matter how hard you try. The German automaker has been avoiding saying which car does the sculpture hint at. Rumors claim that the sculpture points out to the next generation Mercedes CLS four door sports sedan, which will compete against cars like the Aston Martin Rapide or the Porsche Panamera .

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes Benz Cars, has stated that ``Creativity and inspiration are always the driving forces behind outstanding engineering achievements``. He continued by saying that ``With this work of art, we want to express the characteristic Mercedes-Benz design and, at the same time, convey an impression of our forthcoming new models``.

Check out the clay sculpture that Mercedes brought to Detroit in the photos below.


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Large sculpture present at NAIAS hints at future Mercedes design language image Large sculpture present at NAIAS hints at future Mercedes design language image
Large sculpture present at NAIAS hints at future Mercedes design language image Large sculpture present at NAIAS hints at future Mercedes design language image