The primary prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation
S-Class have been noticed.
The automobile is predicted in showrooms in 2020, as a 2021 mannequin, and
we will see that Mercedes’ engineers are utilizing the BMW 7-Collection
as a benchmark.
From earlier check mules, we all know the overall dimension and
proportions will match up with the present mannequin however there’ll
be a barely wider monitor and it additionally appears to be like 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 further physique types such because the 2-door
vehicles and extra-long Maybach and Pullman.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy pictures – Picture by way of S.
It’s clear the brand new S-Class has some massive footwear to fill. Fortunately
for it, it can 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 laborious 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 in regards to the subsequent one. We already know a couple of issues,
nonetheless. Each powertrain shall be electrified, both with
mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid expertise, and most engines will
both be a three.Zero-liter inline-6 or four.Zero-liter V-Eight. It’s not clear
if there shall be an electrical model as Mercedes is predicted to
launch electrical vehicles below the EQ sub-brand initially. In different
phrases, do not be stunned if we see an EQS electrical sedan present
However getting again to the brand new S-Class, there may even be a lot
superior self-driving programs, together with maybe a Degree three
system. That is the place the automobile can deal with its personal in sure
conditions, leaving the motive force free to do different issues. Ought to
the motive force have to take again management, the automobile will give
warnings nicely prematurely. Audi has already launched such a
in its newest A8, although its availability shall be restricted
attributable to an absence of rules.
We’re additionally anticipating Mercedes to supply the subsequent S-Class in
a number of physique lengths, from a brief wheelbase proper as much as the
extra-long Pullman. Nevertheless, there’s an excellent 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.