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by Tim Beissmann

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a mysterious vehicle inside a Mercedes-Benz facility in Germany.

Though covered from nose to tail in grey plastic, the car’s swoopy, low-slung, spaceship-style lines are impossible to miss, being unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the luxury car maker.

It’s likely the vehicle is a concept designed to showcase new design themes from the brand and potentially debut some efficient driving technologies for future models, rather than preview a dramatically-styled future production model.


The ultra-aerodynamic teardrop-shaped body – said to be about the same length as an S-Class limousine – promises to cut through the air with minimal effort.

The skinny tyres – similar to those found on super-fuel-efficient vehicles like the Volkswagen XL1 – may be fitted to reduce rolling resistance, or may be a ruse to disguise the concept’s actual wheel and tyre package.

Though only two doors are visible, it’s likely a pair of rear doors is concealed beneath the plastic cladding, given the car’s long wheelbase and expansive cabin.


There’s no official word from Mercedes-Benz about the vehicle or a potential reveal date, though it’s expected to take centre stage at an international motor show in the near future.

The car maker has unveiled a series of similarly futuristic concepts at the Los Angeles auto show in recent years, including the Vision Gran Turismo, Ener-G-Force, Silver Arrow, and Biome.

With the 2014 LA show just one month away, we may not have to wait too long to get some answers about the mysterious model.

Click the Photos tab for more images of the Mercedes-Benz concept.