Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION reinterprets shooting-brake

Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION reinterprets shooting-brake

Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION fq

Mercedes-Benz has released pictures and details of its ConceptFASCINATION design study. With unconventional proportions it manages to pull off sporty, elegant and practical at the same time. It features wood, aluminium and smoked glass in the luggage compartment, which incorporates a refrigerated compartment and a humidor as well as offering a large load space.

Mercedes’ two objectives of ConceptFASCINATION were to provide a high level of practical usability and to create a coupe which appeals to the heart with fast, thrilling lines. In developing this design study, Mercedes-Benz has given fresh impetus to the long-established (although now rarely seen) “shooting brake”, a vehicle category with its own distinctive charisma.

The design study’s elongated body is dominated by the dynamic front-to-rear sweep of its lines which gives it a dynamically charged look, evoking movement even when the vehicle is stationary. This impression is emphasised by the long, frameless, side-window line which creates a continuous arc from front to rear, uninterrupted by a B-pillar.

Rhomboid headlamps which are set against a grey background reveal 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.

The bonnet of the design study has pronounced contours with a central ridge which picks up the V-shape of the front end and continues it along the vehicle body. A single-louvre radiator grille with the central Mercedes star makes a very dominant brand statement.

To give more light and a feeling of space, there’s a large panoramic glass roof.

The interior is inspired by the world of equestrianism. Recalling the look and feel of a saddle, thick, dark leather covers the aluminium centre console which, like a bridge extending from the front to the rear, spans the space between the four individual seats and translates the taut lines of the exterior to the interior of the vehicle with minimalist elements. This leather also covers the upper section of the dashboard while its supple, flowing character means that it also lends itself to enhancing the look and feel of the door armrests.

Contrast is provided by light, fine nubuck leather which is used for the other surfaces and the four individual seats as well as by the deep-pile carpet with heavy fibres. The seat centre panels are covered in strong, high-quality fabric. Trim strips in American walnut with a fine chrome surround complete the portfolio of materials.

It is powered by the new four-cylinder diesel engine which features BlueTEC and AdBlue technology and develops 204 hp from a displacement of 2.2 litres.

Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION fq

Mercedes-Benz has released pictures and details of its ConceptFASCINATION design study. With unconventional proportions it manages to pull off sporty, elegant and practical at the same time. It features wood, aluminium and smoked glass in the luggage compartment, which incorporates a refrigerated compartment and a humidor as well as offering a large load space.

Mercedes’ two objectives of ConceptFASCINATION were to provide a high level of practical usability and to create a coupe which appeals to the heart with fast, thrilling lines. In developing this design study, Mercedes-Benz has given fresh impetus to the long-established (although now rarely seen) “shooting brake”, a vehicle category with its own distinctive charisma.

The design study’s elongated body is dominated by the dynamic front-to-rear sweep of its lines which gives it a dynamically charged look, evoking movement even when the vehicle is stationary. This impression is emphasised by the long, frameless, side-window line which creates a continuous arc from front to rear, uninterrupted by a B-pillar.

Rhomboid headlamps which are set against a grey background reveal 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.

The bonnet of the design study has pronounced contours with a central ridge which picks up the V-shape of the front end and continues it along the vehicle body. A single-louvre radiator grille with the central Mercedes star makes a very dominant brand statement.

To give more light and a feeling of space, there’s a large panoramic glass roof.

The interior is inspired by the world of equestrianism. Recalling the look and feel of a saddle, thick, dark leather covers the aluminium centre console which, like a bridge extending from the front to the rear, spans the space between the four individual seats and translates the taut lines of the exterior to the interior of the vehicle with minimalist elements. This leather also covers the upper section of the dashboard while its supple, flowing character means that it also lends itself to enhancing the look and feel of the door armrests.

Contrast is provided by light, fine nubuck leather which is used for the other surfaces and the four individual seats as well as by the deep-pile carpet with heavy fibres. The seat centre panels are covered in strong, high-quality fabric. Trim strips in American walnut with a fine chrome surround complete the portfolio of materials.

It is powered by the new four-cylinder diesel engine which features BlueTEC and AdBlue technology and develops 204 hp from a displacement of 2.2 litres.

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