Mercedes has began testing the following era of its flagship sedan, the S-class. Spy pictures of the take a look at mule on worldwide roads have surfaced on-line, and although the automobile has been closely camouflaged, it nonetheless reveals just a few particulars concerning the all-new mannequin.
Beginning on the surface, the styling appears to comply with a extra evolutionary look in comparison with the current-gen mannequin. The headlamps get new LED detailing and one of many test-mules additionally reportedly featured door handles that sat flush with the doorways. Around the again, the tail-lamps appear to stretch onto the tail-gate, according to fashions like the brand new A-class sedan, with the rear bumper carrying ahead the pattern of that includes fake exhausts.
Inside, the take a look at mule encompasses a digital dashboard, with the centre console now dominated by a Tesla-like portrait-oriented touchscreen. As with the present era, the instrument cluster can be all-digital; whereas the steering is new.
Apparently, with the brand new S-class, Mercedes-Benz is anticipated to dispose of providing the mannequin in two completely different lengths, with the all-new luxurious sedan anticipated to come back in long-wheelbase type solely.
Additionally, the brand new S-class will probably be supplied in two distinctive types. The primary could be an all-electric EQ spinoff – the EQ S – primarily based on the carmaker’s new Modular Electrical Structure (MEA) platform (the primary Mercedes to make use of it). It’s set to go make its debut at a later date and is anticipated to come back with a variety of over 500km on a single cost. Compared, the second type, the usual S-class, will probably be underpinned by Mercedes’ MRA platform and will probably be supplied with a variety of hybrid six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, alongside a hybrid system primarily based round AMG’s four.Zero-litre V8.
By way of know-how, Mercedes is anticipated to supply each derivatives of the S-class with an extra developed model of the current-gen mannequin’s Airmatic+ suspension, which can work together with a 48V system and a digital camera to continually modify the suspension primarily based on the highway situation. Additionally anticipated are a slew of driver aids and autonomous applied sciences to surpass its rivals – the Audi A8 and the lately facelifted BMW 7 Collection.
The all-new S-class is anticipated to make its debut someday in 2020, with its all-electric sibling, the EQ S, set to go on sale in worldwide markets someday in 2022.