Hoping to see the new Mercedes S-Klasse at this year Paris Motorshow? Dont get to excited. The executive saloon will be premièred no sooner than 2013.
But, for those too eager to see how the future S-Klasse will look like, Mercedes created a sculpture, called Aesthetics S. As with the current CLS, previewed in 2010 with a clay-size sculpture, Mercedes is using again a work of art to anticipate the design of its top sedan.
Unfortunately, the sculpture only teases the profile of the limousine, showing us bold lines and an aggressive stance. The Aesthetics S and a projection display will be the main attractions at the Mercedes-Benz stand, during the Paris Motorshow.
Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Mercedes, explains that ”the sculpture highlights the artistic aspects of design. With the design and proportions of "Aesthetics S", we are communicating a modern sense of status, sensual shapes and stylish sportiness.” 
The chief designer also hints at a new design philosophy, because the two strong, swoopy lines seen today on the sides of the car will find their way on the future line-up.
"The characteristic lines of the S-Class have always represented the expression of automotive culture, as we understand it. The new S-Class will continue this tradition and, with its striking lines, will put a face to our design philosophy over the coming years”, concluded Wagener.

Source: Mercedes