Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz has revealed an all-new… er… sculpture, but there is a bit more to this than just an artistic publicity stunt.

The aptly named Aesthetics A sculpture exhibits some of the design language that we’re going to see in the next generation A-Class family, and more specifically in the saloon version. It’s long been reported that there will be a conventional sedan version of the next A-Class, not to be confused with the CLA, which will either evolve into a proper two-door or into an even more distinctive four-door coupé of sorts.

The sculpture’s main production-car clues are likely in the sporty boot lip, C-pillar window line and in the grille, which features vertical slats reminiscent of the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car.

Describing the sculpture, Mercedes design head Gorden Wagener said: “The ‘Aesthetics A’ sculpture embodies the advancement of the Mercedes‑Benz design idiom. It focuses on stripping everything down to the essentials, underscoring this with emotional highlights.”

“In combination with perfect proportions and sensual surface design, the upcoming generation of the compact class has the potential to herald a new design era”, Wagener added.

IOL Motoring

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