The primary prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation
S-Class have been noticed.
The automobile is anticipated in showrooms in 2020, as a 2021 mannequin, and
we are able to see that Mercedes’ engineers are utilizing the BMW 7-Sequence
as a benchmark.
From earlier take a look at mules, we all know the final measurement and
proportions will match up with the present mannequin however there’ll
be a barely wider monitor and it additionally appears just like the hood will
be decrease and longer.
The present Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the W222, was launched for
2014 and instantly rocketed to the highest of the gross sales chart.
The 6-figure sedan racked up
greater than 100,000 gross sales in its first yr and that was
earlier than the arrival of extra physique types such because the 2-door
vehicles and extra-long Maybach and Pullman.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy pictures – Picture through S.
It’s clear the brand new S-Class has some massive footwear to fill. Fortunately
for it, it’s going to undertake a brand new platform, on this case Mercedes’
MRA design for rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The present S-Class rides
on an up to date model of its predecessor’s structure.
It’s onerous to gauge what Mercedes has in retailer for the brand new
S-Class this early out. The present mannequin simply
obtained its mid-cycle replace so understandably Mercedes is
shy to speak concerning the subsequent one. We already know a number of issues,
nonetheless. Each powertrain can be electrified, both with
mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid know-how, and most engines will
both be a three.Zero-liter inline-6 or four.Zero-liter V-Eight. It’s not clear
if there can be an electrical model as Mercedes is anticipated to
launch electrical vehicles beneath the EQ sub-brand initially. In different
phrases, do not be shocked if we see an EQS electrical sedan present
However getting again to the brand new S-Class, there can even be a lot
superior self-driving methods, together with maybe a Stage three
system. That is the place the automobile can deal with its personal in sure
conditions, leaving the driving force free to do different issues. Ought to
the driving force must take again management, the automobile will give
warnings effectively upfront. Audi has already launched such a
in its newest A8, although its availability can be restricted
as a consequence of an absence of rules.
We’re additionally anticipating Mercedes to supply the following S-Class in
a number of physique lengths, from a brief wheelbase proper as much as the
extra-long Pullman. Nonetheless, there’s a great probability the present
S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will
be phased out. A roomier next-generation SL-Class with 2+2
anticipated to fill the void.