The primary check mule for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class
has been noticed.
Check mules signify the primary stage of real-world testing for
new automobiles. It’s principally the brand new mechanical bundle hidden
beneath the makeshift physique of an present automotive, sometimes the
one the brand new automotive is about to exchange.
Check mules present clues on the scale and hardpoints of the brand new
automotive being developed. Within the case of the subsequent S-Class, which
we’re anticipating to reach in 2020, as a 2021 mannequin, we will see
that the final measurement and proportions will match the present
mannequin however there can be a barely wider observe, as evidenced by
the wheel arch extensions.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class check mule spy pictures – Picture through S.
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
automobiles and extra-long Maybach and Pullman.
It’s clear the subsequent S-Class has some massive sneakers to fill. Fortunately
for it, it’s going to undertake a brand new platform, on this case Mercedes’
MRA design for rear-wheel-drive automobiles. The present S-Class rides
on an up to date model of its predecessor’s structure.
It’s arduous to gauge what Mercedes has in retailer for its subsequent
S-Class this early out. The present mannequin simply
acquired its mid-cycle replace so understandably Mercedes is
shy to speak in regards to the subsequent one. We already know just a few issues,
nevertheless. Each powertrain can be electrified, both with
mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electrical expertise. It’s
not clear if there can be a gasoline cell choice however Mercedes has
demonstrated that it
has the expertise prepared.
There will even be way more
superior self-driving methods, together with maybe a Degree three
system. That is the place the automotive 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 automotive will give
warnings properly upfront. Audi has already launched such a
in its newest A8, although its availability can be restricted
as a result of a scarcity of rules.
We’re 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. Nonetheless, there’s a great likelihood the S-Class Coupe and
not be supplied. Don’t be shocked if the void is
a Maybach providing.
We must always see the primary prototypes carrying the precise physique of
the brand new S-Class in late 2018 or early 2019. Keep tuned for
updates as growth continues.