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Mercedes-Benz Sculpture – Click above for high-res image gallery

The first concept to be officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show is this, a sculpture by Mercedes-Benz that foretells the future of its vehicles – and specifically the CLS.

From the SLS AMG-inspired fascia to the overly blistered fenders clearly inspired by the recent E-Class coupe, the T2-style sculpture features two signature lines that are set to infect the rest of the Mercedes line-up in the near future.

According to officials, this stylistic exercise represents M-B's transition from its traditional wedge shape to a new, edgy art-deco design inspired by the '30s. Aesthetic fripperies aside, this is the future of the CLS, which we expect to see in full concept form later this year.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      WHERE - IS - THE - TRUNK?!

      These things don't look like real cars any more! I know it's supposed to be a "coupe", but this is getting ridiculous!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ha, ok, that's actually a cool display.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks vacuum packed with Seal-a-Meal.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ha! It sure does look like that!

        Also, to me at least, it almost looks like it's wearing a dress.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Neat in a way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      More like Han Solo style...