Mercedes-Benz took a moment at the Paris Motor Show to display its Aesthetics S Concept. Built as a combination static, physical sculpture and audio-visual presentation, the design exercise lends a glimpse at what we can expect to see from the next-generation S-Class. Mercedes-Benz projected a number of scenes onto the relief to highlight the design's lines and lineage, including images of W189, W108 and W126 S-Class models. Aligning the images of the S-Class ancestors with the new designs is a clever way to draw parallels between new and old.

Gordon Wagener, head of design for Mercedes-Benz, says the Aesthetics S Concept does more than point toward what's coming down the pike for the S-Class. The display also outlines what's in store for the rest of the company's products. Take a look at the Aesthetics S Concept in the video below for a better idea of what the next-generation of Mercedes-Benz products may look like.



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      • 2 Years Ago
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        BG
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yes, sculpted, aerodynamic lines. As I recall, most had 3-litre straight 6 engines with 4-speed transmission (4 on the tree).
      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can see already the retro grill. Can't wait to see it in full.
        trzjax
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GN
        What retro grill? Can I have what you're smoking?
      William
      • 2 Years Ago
      Perhaps it's just me, but "Aesthetics S" seems to just be a sculpted line or two on the side of the vehicle. I'm not a car designer, but I'm having trouble seeing how this shows the future direction of MB design aside from aforementioned sculpted lines. The greenhouse doesn't look all that different from some of their current models.
      Tina Dang
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love it....
      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would like for the next S class to be based HEAVILY off the w126. That would make my life.
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      Brex
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's not a single Mercedes that I think is attractive or sexy. This needs to be something different.
        Hazdaz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brex
        Completely agree. M-B has fallen off the cliff when it comes to design both on the exterior, but also their interiors. Way too many seemingly random body lines and creases and curves that just don't really go. From this short video it doesn't look like the new S will be anything other than a continuation of the design themes that we already see in the new B and some of their other cars.
        Nathan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brex
        The SLS AMG is attractive.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brex
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      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      The current S-class screams Grandpa. It is the most boring looking Mercedes. I hope they do better with the new one.
      Steve Bresland
      • 2 Years Ago
      MB are doing 'Flame Surfacing' now? Sheesh...when did they put Bangle on the payroll?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Steve Bresland
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      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they do a retro grille. But I doubt they will. Mercedes has become just another car. Only the S-class is particularly desirable anymore. Oh, and the SLS roadster . . . but that's three-hundred large.
      Matt Mossberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      What an awesome job to have. I really like the more muscular look mb has been doing the past generation and I think they could do very well with styling cues from the past combined with modern lines in the new a and cla class.
      tbird57w
      • 2 Years Ago
      S Series has been bland(and that's being kind) and so has the bmw 7 series(talk about a slug). m-b to its credit has really done a nice job on their grills(except again on the s class). granted that on the c and e series the fronts don't seem to blend with the back 1/2. it is like they took two different cars and welded them together.
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