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.
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!