With just a little over a week left until the 2016 Paris Auto Show welcomes journalists (and visitors) from all parts of the globe, the 2017 S-Class has been caught in the open.
Dropping some of the vinyl stickers from the front and rear bumpers, Merc’s flagship sedan continues to keep its lighting units covered, suggesting that this is probably where the main visual tweaks can be found, but even with the camouflaged completely removed, chances are it will fly under the radar for most consumers.
The cabin posed for the camera as well, earlier this year, and from those spy shots we learned that, besides the usual trim updates, the S-Class features a bigger set of displays, along with a fresh steering wheel, inspired from the one used on its smaller sibling, the E-Class. A new infotainment system, gesture controls and the Drive Pilot semi-autonomous driving tech will make the grand salon more competitive against the BMW 7-Series and Audi A8.
The Germans will shed some light into the engine lineup once the vehicle will shine under the spotlight at the French event, since contradictory reports state that the automaker will introduce new straight-six units, or the existing V6 mills will be updated.