Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION:the future of the E Class? image

ConceptFASCINATION is a unique jewel of compelling automotive design which is distinguished by its irresistibly dynamic lines yet still offers the benefits of a large luggage compartment. A particularly notable feature of the design is that the practical load space develops organically from the exciting and elegant lines of this lifestyle coupé, giving it its special charisma. Inside, the tone is set by fine, exceptional materials hand-crafted to the highest standard. Absolute perfection and attention to detail make this design study an incomparable gem which conveys at one and the same time a sense of sporty forward movement and elegance, savoir-vivre and exclusivity of the highest level.
Not content with just indulging the senses, the ConceptFASCINATION design study impresses with its technical underpinnings, too. These are drawn from the new E-Class and include the new four-cylinder diesel engine which features BlueTEC technology and develops 150 kW/ 204 hp from a displacement of 2.2 litres.
The distinctive front section of this gracefully built athlete is a picture of self-assurance. It remains loyal to the dual headlamp face, but interprets it in a more contemporary way. The now rhomboid headlamps, which are set against a grey background reveal the fascinating technical details of the light units which feature the latest LED technology as well as C-shaped fibre-optic inserts which serve as discreet running lights. With its new, sharper eyes and the surrounding lines and surfaces, the “face” of the ConceptFASCINATION vehicle is both exciting and forceful.

From the side, it can be seen that the ConceptFascination a not quite a wagon, but not quite a coupe, “shooting brake” configuration that we don’t see much of these days. Mercedes has mentioned that an E-Class Coupe is in the works, so perhaps this shooting brake concept is showing us what we can expect to see. Overall, the profile has a nice visual flow with its sweeping roofline and muscular rear fenders.

Mercedes Bemz ConceptFascination Front view

Mercedes Bemz ConceptFascination driver side view

Mercedes Bemz ConceptFascination driver side view

Mercedes Bemz ConceptFascination back view