Mercedes-Benz has created a spectacular looking concept called the Biome.
The sleek four-seat model was created at Mercedes' advanced design studio in California by studio head Hubert Lee -- the man behind the aggressive new look of the second-generation CLS unveiled at the Paris auto show in October and the F700 Style concept car shown at this year's Geneva auto show.
The concept has a diamond-shaped seating arrangement that sites the driver in the middle up front, two passengers slightly further back on either side and a third passenger in the back, facing the rear.
Lee denies the styling of the Biome is related to any upcoming Mercedes model, describing it as “pure fantasy.”
Sources says the concept, a full-sized model, will be revealed to the public for the first time at the prize-giving ceremony for the Los Angeles Design Challenge.
The 2010 Los Angeles Design Challenge called for the creation a safe and comfortable two-plus-two configured compact car that weighs no more than 1,000 pounds (454kg). The Biome has been built to these parameters, with what Lee describes as a biofiber body that he says grows in a completely organic environment from seeds sown in a nursery and sees it tip the scales at just 875.5 pounds (394kg).