Without question, Mercedes has been at the forefront of automotive development – road and track – since, well, since the very beginning in fact. But until relatively recently the company hasn’t set much store by concept cars, instead choosing to keep its R&D behind closed doors and showcasing is latest engineering with its production models. The S-class in particular often debuts technology that later becomes mainstream.
But that’s not to say there haven’t been many noteworthy concepts and in recent years Mercedes seems to have been making up for lost time with a sometimes bewildering array of flights of fancy. Here are some of our favourites.