The primary prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation
S-Class have been noticed.
The automotive 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 check mules, we all know the overall measurement and
proportions will match up with the present mannequin however there’ll
be a barely wider observe 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 12 months and that was
earlier than the arrival of extra physique types such because the 2-door
automobiles and extra-long Maybach and Pullman.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy photographs – Picture through S.
It’s clear the brand new S-Class has some massive footwear to fill. Fortunately
for it, it should 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 exhausting to gauge what Mercedes has in retailer for the brand new
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 will probably 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 will probably be an electrical model as Mercedes is anticipated to
launch electrical automobiles 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 may even be a lot
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 driving force free to do different issues. Ought to
the driving force must take again management, the automotive will give
warnings effectively upfront. Audi has already launched such a
in its newest A8, although its availability will probably be restricted
attributable to a scarcity 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. Nonetheless, there’s an excellent likelihood 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.