New Mercedes-Benz S-Class W223 started shooting camouflageDecember 19, 2019
The mild winter in most of Europe prompted most German automakers to continue testing their future cars at home, as if it was still outside.
Mercedes-Benz is one of those automakers, and its upcoming S-Class W223 prototypes of the 2021 model year have finally begun to lose some of the heavy camouflage that they usually saw during development. The huge grill is now almost completely visible, and the roof, most of the engine hood and struts are fully open. On the other hand, camouflage is still enough to hide details from the viewers, but the overall proportions of the car are now clear.
Unlike most of its predecessors, the seventh generation S-Class will have very narrow headlights, and their compact size is simply overshadowed by the massive grille – a trend also adopted by competitors from Audi, BMW and Lexus.
Another fashionable feature of the new Sonderklasse is its center console, which will obviously be equipped with a touch screen in the form of a tablet “a la Tesla Model S”. In the interior of the new S-Class W223, whether you like it or not, there will be about as many analog buttons and knobs as in a modern smartphone.
As for engines, the main range will consist of six in-line gasoline and diesel power plants with various power settings, while the top-end configurations of the range will receive new versions of the 4.0-liter V8 from Mercedes-AMG. According to current information, the entire gamut will be electrified using either a hybrid or a moderately hybrid system, while the current plug-in hybrid version will also be replaced.
The V12 will also return, but only in the Mercedes-Maybach version, and will be modified in accordance with more stringent emission standards. Unfortunately, according to experts from Affalterbach, the return of the S12 model with a V12 engine is unlikely.
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