According to the automotive journal AutoCar, the German luxury car maker Mercedes Benz will unveil a new concept car this coming January in Detroit at the 2010 North American International Auto Show that will hint at their future design direction. According to the man himself, the company’s design boss, Gordon Wagener said that "we want to elevate our design towards art and if any company can do it Mercedes can." Rumors are suggesting that the concept will be a preview of the next generationCLS that is set to be unveiled at the end of 2010.
If there was ever any car that revolutionized recent motoring, it was the Mercedes Benz CLS, the first of the four door coupes. By definition the name makes no sense whatsoever, a coupe by definition has two doors and a four door car is a sedan. However the CLS’s arched roofline and tapered profile led the way for a multitude of shapely sedans that appear to be oversized sports coupes. Then with the advent of an AMG tuned CLS, manufacturers around the world raced to the drawing boards in order to come with offerings for the latest new car segment, four door GT cars like the Porsche Panamera and upcoming Aston Martin Rapide. So if there was ever a design to keep an eye on, it would be that of a big car from the silver arrow.