U Spy The New 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class With Triangular Taillights

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been spied during a round of testing in Breckenridge, Colorado.

These images, captured by Carscoops reader Evan Solida, show a pair of S-Class prototypes under thick camouflage while driving through the small ski resort town. As other spy shots of the new S-Class have revealed, the vehicle is set to look quite a lot different than the outgoing S-Class.

At the rear, not even the presence of camouflage can hide the triangular-shaped taillights which the new S-Class is set to receive, inspired by the lights of the CLS. To this writer’s eyes, the taillights of the CLS don’t look tasteful so I’m not holding out much hope that they will be any better on the new S-Class. Alongside the new taillights, the latest S-Class will feature a different rear bumper design.

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Previous spy shots have revealed that Mercedes-Benz will also overhaul the vehicle’s front fascia with a new grille and full matrix LED headlights. The car will also feature pop-out door handles.

Inside, huge modifications have been made. The center console will be dominated by a huge, Tesla-like touchscreen while a large horizontal digital gauge cluster will continue to be used. We have no doubt that the new interior design will split opinions but if there’s one company which can nail an interior, it would have to be Mercedes-Benz.

Numerous technologies will come fitted to the new S-Class, including Level 3 semi-autonomous driving systems. Carscoops understands that all new S-Class models will feature hybrid 2.9-liter and 3.0-liter petrol and diesel inline-sixes with some offering all-electric ranges of up to 62 miles (100 km). Future AMG-branded models, like the S 63, will continue to feature the company’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine but likely updated with 48-volt mild-hybrid tech.

We understand the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will premiere in 2020.

Thanks to Evan Solida for the scoop!

  • Matteo Tommasi

    The only important thing: it has REAL exhaust terminals, not fake plastic ones

    • Ben

      Nobody who buys this car will care about that. Frankly, I don’t care. Its a luxury car, not a performance car that needs to show quad titanium tips.

      • no25

        Exactly. Well said.

      • StrangerGP

        It doesn’t need to show real exahust tips, but they can hide them completely instead of adding fakes. Personally I’m sad that more and more premium cars are looking like they’re for posers instead of offering a cool clean look.

  • no25

    I’ll have to see the camo-free rear end to say anything, but right now, I like the current (and past) SClass taillights because they weren’t trying to be overly aggressive. They give the car a true luxurious limo feel. BUT we’ll see. Maybe these taillights work…

  • iggination

    The sun-glare on that screen is going to be ridiculous! I hate that design. Looks like the new avalon.

  • chris

    I have a feeling this generation S class is going to look better than the next gen on the exterior

  • Stephen G

    Are we sure that’s not just a stretched 2009 Sonata?

  • CJKnox

    No no no no Mercedes. If this looks like the new CLS I’m going to be disappointed, and that center screen is NOT luxurious.

  • Robert

    From these spy photos it appears Mercedes has Audi touch envy. When will the cold design, fingerprint madness end. 🙄

  • El RRRaton

    Mercedes seriously dissapointed me with that severely ugly new model CLS rear end and tail lights, now they want to adapt it to the new S class. Hate the shape of it, looks so weird.

  • pissedoffjuicebox

    This interior looks great, but it will be a magnet for fingerprints. Can’t wait to see the new tech included.

  • Jason Panamera

    Facelifted E class will come soon so we will see how S class will look like ; ).

  • Dan Facciolo

    Just give up and put iPads everywhere already!

  • Richard Taylor

    “…the vehicle is set to look quite a lot different than the outgoing S-Class” apparently. I’m not spotting any shocking twists in the Mercedes design language, given the silhouette and side graphics look very similar to the outgoing model, and any updates to the front and rear are likely to be sourced from the newest A Class, CLS etc. Oh – I’m not complaining about it either. I think Merc are more-or-less nailing it.

    • donald seymour

      Thank you! My thoughts exactly.

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