Mercedes-Benz previews the 2014 S-Class with Aesthetics S sculpture

Article by Christian A., on September 5, 2012

At the Paris Motor Show later this month, Mercedes-Benz will be unveiling a sculpture dubbed “Aesthetics S”, and a projection display. These give us a preview of what to expect from the design of the brand new S-Class. The sculpture plays up the car’s profile lines. Meanwhile, the projection display is intended to be a 3D illustration of the designers’ creativity and imagination.

With regards to design, the spy images indicate that the S-Class will have slightly bigger measurements and will make use of the same front end style as the updated C-Class. It will be available with various engine options such as a diesel, hybrid, V8, and V12. It will also be offered with an all new nine-speed transmission. Since the discontinuance of the Maybach, the S-Class is now the flagship car.

This means that it will have the most advanced technologies that Mercedes could provide. Gorden Wagener, head of design at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said that the timeless design of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always been what made the model survive this long. He explained that the sculpture is a continuation and prepares the way for the making of a new S-Class.

People from everywhere will recognise a Mercedes-Benz immediately. The Mercedes’ classic face is like a golden line running through the its history.

The sophisticated S Class design has always expressed its era’s luxury and automotive magnificence. And the new S Class is no different. With its traditional architecture and flowing form, it is a contemporary manifestation of sensory clarity. The design is inspired by the urbane, advanced design language and the classical elegance of Mercedes-Benz 1930 models. It showcases how intellect addresses the emotional aspect. Elegant sportiness and luxurious forms synthesise with classic clarity and graceful dominance, making the S Class a genuine icon.

To emphasise the graceful dominance of the new S Class and its ambition, the radiator grille is bigger, erect, and distinctively 3D in its design. With its elongated bonnet, sweeping curved roof lines, and the gently sloping rear, the new S Class has archetypal saloon dimensions. The size and space have been configured so that the S Class comes across as impressive, and the strong roof lines are also fitting for the vehicle's sporty intentions.

A characteristic line descends subtly from the front to the rear in Mercedes-Benz’s signature dropping line, creating elegant structures in the side walls and adding dynamism even if it is not moving. The delicate convex-concave look across the flank emphasises the extremely commanding and lengthened body, demonstrating exhilaration and tranquility all at once. The definitive shoulder over the rear wheel further highlights the car's sporty character.

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