UPDATE ON MERCEDES BENZ S CLASS
This teaser photo from Mercedes-Benz doesn’t mark the first time we’ve seen the new generation of the S-class flagship, given that leaked photos of the new model appeared on Instagram a few weeks ago. But this is the first time that Mercedes is officially sharing some real information about the new S-class, expected to be called W223.
The official photo confirms that the the new S-class’s front end looks stately and appropriately upscale, but hardly a departure from the current S-class in terms of design. This new model seems to be an evolutionary step forward in terms of its exterior styling, although bigger changes are coming inside. A huge touchscreen display dominates the dashboard and the entire interior layout looks far more modern than before.
Mercedes says that the new S-class will put an emphasis on artificial intelligence, meaning it’s likely to debut a more advanced version of the Hey Mercedes virtual assistant and voice-command system.
Expect the new S-class to be powered by a range of inline-six and V-8 engines, all with some sort of electric assistance. High-powered AMG models will be part of the lineup eventually. Look for more information to come as Mercedes prepares to debut the new generation of the S-class during the second half of this year.