2018 Mercedes S-Class Detailed In Fresh Gallery [88 Pics]

Mercedes is currently launching the facelifted version of its S-Class flagship and what better way to see what has changed by releasing a fresh gallery.

The exterior changes are subtle and are limited to basically a new radiator grille, refreshed LED lights with new patterns and new bumper designs front and rear, with the latter now featuring integrated tailpipe trims.

The lovely interior gets a pair of new 12.3-inch high-resolution displays which are under the same glass cover. A new steering wheel is also present, featuring touch-sensitive controls that make the operation of the infotainment and active safety systems much easier and intuitive for the driver.

There are new materials to choose from for the cabin, ranging from open-pore woods to leather-trimmed door panels and a wider range of combos to spec your new S-Class exactly as you wanted.

The engine range has also been revised and the 2018 S-Class is the first Mercedes to feature the new-gen straight-six units. The petrol range kicks off with the S 450 4Matic which is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six unit with 367hp while the S500 uses the same engine but in this case it makes 435hp.

The S500 however also comes with electric motor assistance as well, with the integrated starter generator (ISG) providing a further 184lb-ft (250Nm) of torque and 21hp over short periods of time, enabling the German flagship to reduce CO2 emissions by 22 percent over its V8 predecessor.

Next up we have the S560 which is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 good enough for 469hp, which is also the only non-AMG V8 S-Class you can buy. The S 600 uses a 530hp 6.0-liter V12 while the range-topping Maybach S 650 comes with the same engine but in this case figure are boosted to 630hp and 737lb-ft (1,000Nm) of torque.

As for the diesel versions, these are also using a fresh 3.0-liter straight-six unit which in the case of the S 350d produces 286hp and 442lb-ft (600Nm) of torque and in the case of the S 400d 340hp and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque. All versions of the new S-Class are using the 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox, sans the V12 models.

The list of driver assistance systems is one of the widest featured on a new car these days and includes the brand’s new semi-autonomous Distronic Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist System. The system accelerates and brakes the car within the posted speed limits and can steer the car autonomously for periods up to 30 seconds.

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  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    revised version already better than new a8

  • Christian Wimmer

    The facelift is growing on me. That’s a seriously SEXY and BEAUTIFUL car.

    Even that new steering wheel design, which at first made me go “WHAT!?” is growing on me.

  • António

    Photos of the Maybach: Good to see that the abandoned airport od Ciudad Real has now some use…

  • Shtekeris

    Somehow this looks just a bit higher class than A8. A8’s interior seems expensive, nice and clean, but not as luxurious as this. And Merc looks great on outside as well.

    • donald seymour

      It’s called having a balance. Just because you can do something, doesn’t necessarily means that you should. And Audi hasn’t learned that.

    • I suppose it’s down to how you define luxury really. The Merc’ tends to focus both on class and technology whereas the A8 just seems to be technology ‘inspired’, giving it no real sparkle.

  • PK

    The design is timeless! I know it’s too early to say this but I wonder how the W223 would look like. The W222’s successor must be critical! I’m nervous about the design language for the next gen S Class.

  • seriously

    The new A8 seems like a hard sell next to this, I still cant believe Audi chose glossy black plastic as a major material in a car as expensive as the A8

    • PK

      even the 7 series had hard time competing against the s class in prefacelift. now imagine what this facelift s class can do. another win for mercedes benz!

  • og

    i still think the new Lexus LS will be the best and most luxurious flagship ( compared to similarly priced S/A8/7 ).
    Its a shame Lexus doesn’t post more photos and videos for everyone to see…

    • Carenthusiast

      That’s because New LS will not be at the dealers till early 2018.

  • og

    It won’t be long however until the next generation S ends the game once again.

  • Blade t

    Looks great , keeps those rich folks getting new leases….

  • donald seymour

    I still hate the headlights. I’ll take the previous iteration, thank you.

    • BlackPegasus

      Agreed. I want the unibrow LED DRLs back. It was classy and understated.

  • Mr. Crankypants

    I’ve not been a fan of the profile character line that starts at the headlamp and droops into a fade at the rear door. It looks like the designer had an idea then lost interest in finishing it. Makes the car look shorter too. On the other hand if I was wealthy enough to own, drive or ride in this I’m certain that I wouldn’t even notice!

  • Carenthusiast

    King of this segment….. Unbeatable in my opinion and what a perfect timing for the facelift to go against much newer 7 Series, A8, Panamera LWB and Lexus LS.

  • Merc1

    Stunning car. Beautiful inside and out. Too bad the U.S. won’t see the I6 S450 or S500. That would have been perfect. A V6 S450 for the USA is just a dumb move.

    M

  • BlackPegasus

    The S-class is still King. And the interior is so damn opulent, plush and decadent. Like cheesecake Mmmm ?

  • SteersUright

    I understand this must be a magnificent car to own. But from the outside, the S-class is absolutely dull. I suppose that might be intentional, perhaps.

  • Ermal Morina

    Well,I don’t have to say anything I guess.
    This is a masterpice,an absolute masterpiece.Well done Mercedes,you did it again

  • Bash

    Breathtaking.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Looks very sharp in that soft metallic gray.

  • Dash Dickinson

    The rear is just too droopy, almost like it has melted in the sun. As far as the interior – whew – that is one busy mess! It’s as if they cloned an Emirates First Class Suite. What’s with the puffy headrest pillows and the ghetto lighting effects?

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