GENEVA - Apologies all around. I reported in my weekly Autonews column yesterday that Mercedes-Benz's Geneva-bound F800 concept, far left, was a precursor to the production version of the next CLS.
We'll probably still see the new CLS "four-door coupé" sometime soon. Maybe at the Paris show in October.
But a Mercedes-Benz official corrected me: the F800 is a C Class-sized car, smaller than the E Class-based CLS. That crazy sculpture/thingee 'Benz showed in Detroit, above right, is a better indication of what the next CLS will look like.
Just as the F700 will influence the next S Class, expected in 2012, the F800 may/perhaps/could foretell what the next C Class looks like, say in 2014.
Got it? Good. Now I do as well...