These are the clearest shots yet of the next generation Mercedes-Benz CLS expected to go on sale from 2011.
Hidden here under heavy black cladding, the car that pioneered the four-door coupe fad is only visible by its headlghts, tail lights, side mirrors, tyres and roof.
However, power is likely to come from a range of sources, including naturally aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines and turbodiesel engines.
A "green" BlueHybrid model should also form part of the line-up.
An AMG model will again fulfil the role of range-topper and it has been speculated that the flagship could produce up to 386 kW of power.