2009 Mercedes Benz CLC: The Rejected DesignsS

It's not too often that we get to look at the various designs that lead up to the final product. Occasionally, an automaker will send out an early sketch as with the redesigned Honda Pilot. That's why we're grateful to Mercedes for sharing some of the early drawings for the 2009 Mercedes CLC.

Most of the attempts were evolutionary, though the squat black and white one definitely shows a revolutionary design direction (a revolution typified by copying the BMW CS Concept). Did they pick the right one? [MB via CarScoop]