The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will become autonomousSeptember 12, 2019
The brand’s management wants the flagship sedan to be “at the forefront of the automotive industry.”
Mercedes has been testing a new generation of S-Class, which will be called W223, for quite some time. The model has been the pinnacle of luxury and engineering at Daimler for many decades, so much remains to be done for the next generation, as it needs to have all the modern innovations. The premiere is scheduled for 2020, but Mercedes has already unveiled its new product at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the form of the Vision EQS, the concept of a new flagship that will stand on a par with the S-Class W223.
At the same IAA in Germany, the head of Mercedes and the chairman of the board of directors of Daimler Ola Callenius briefly told our journalists about the next-generation S-Class. He noted that the model should be “at the forefront of the automotive industry,” which is why brand workers get up and go to work every day. To achieve its goal, the company wants the next S to become its first production model to offer a third-level autonomous driving system.
According to Markus Schaefer, a member of the Daimler Research and Development Board of Mercedes at Mercedes, the new sedan will not receive a purely electric power plant, as this role has been attributed to the aforementioned EQS. More detailed information about the next generation will be revealed in a few months, when the brand “will tell in detail how high we can set the bar.”
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