Unofficially, the 2026 Mercedes-Benz F-Class project offers a new alternative design language

Has anyone seen the new Mercedes EQ series with its all-electric drivetrain that runs parallel to the regular range? Starting with the Generation EQ concept cars in 2016, things have been going downhill since then, at least in terms of design.


Now, nearly ten years later, the new zero-emissions family has a wide range of models: the 2019 Mercedes EQC compact crossover SUV, the larger EQV minivan in 2020, the smaller EQA and EQB crossovers in 2021, the EQE and EQS SUV with the EQS and EQT SUVs added a little later, and the EQT van. If you’re having a hard time remembering them all, you’re not alone.

It’s not because of the variety of models, though. Rather, the styling – which is as basic as it can be – is entirely to blame. If you ask, some might even call it awful. Mercedes’ current ICE-powered conventional models also suffer from design isolation, which is a problem. With recently released cars, including the most recent E-Class which now has three-pointed star LEDs among other things, the firm is trying to address this.


The all-electric G 580 with EQ technology, which is almost identical to its ICE-powered sibling, suggests that the EQ series is also moving towards a more conventional look. But is that enough when BMW stands out in every crowd – even the wrong ones – with its quirky look and Audi releases completely redesigned models?

Not exactly, based on wild speculation from digital car content makers and rumour mills. So, allow me to introduce you to Georgia-based industrial designer Giorgi Tedoradze, known as tedoradze.Georgi, a user on social media who has made a concise computer-generated suggestion about Mercedes-Benz’s design language.


More specifically, starting with the Mercedes-Benz “F-Class” design project as the initial design project, this pixel master suggests an alternate look, just as he did with BMW. It’s a four-door coupe car based on the CLS, and from what we can tell – the CGI specialist has only shared one vision, the traditional front-three-quarter stance – it has much cleaner styling than anything we’ve seen in the real world by OEM designers.

The front of the vehicle has a large, vertically-slotted AMG grille that’s present and recognizable. The nearly horizontal LED clusters and the full-width chrome strip located on the front bumper keep everything balanced, so it doesn’t look awkward. Plus, there’s an attractive design with small glass surfaces and turbine-style concave alloy wheels that appear to be at least 24s at the front and 26s at the rear.

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