The primary check mule for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class
has been noticed.
Check mules symbolize the primary stage of real-world testing for
new vehicles. It’s principally the brand new mechanical bundle hidden
beneath the makeshift physique of an present automotive, usually the
one the brand new automotive is about to switch.
Check mules present clues on the dimensions and hardpoints of the brand new
automotive being developed. Within the case of the following S-Class, which
we’re anticipating to reach in 2020, as a 2021 mannequin, we are able to see
that the final measurement and proportions will match the present
mannequin however there will probably be a barely wider monitor, 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 12 months and that was
earlier than the arrival of extra physique types such because the 2-door
vehicles and extra-long Maybach and Pullman.
It’s clear the following S-Class has some massive sneakers 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 its subsequent
S-Class this early out. The present mannequin simply
acquired its mid-cycle replace so understandably Mercedes is
shy to speak concerning the subsequent one. We already know just a few issues,
nevertheless. Each powertrain will probably be electrified, both with
mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electrical know-how. It’s
not clear if there will probably be a gasoline cell possibility however Mercedes has
demonstrated that it
has the know-how prepared.
There may also be way more
superior self-driving techniques, 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 nicely upfront. Audi has already launched such a
in its newest A8, although its availability will probably be restricted
because of an absence of rules.
We’re 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 S-Class Coupe and
not be provided. Don’t be shocked if the void is
a Maybach providing.
We should 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.