The primary take a look at mule for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class
has been noticed.
Take a look at mules symbolize 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 current automotive, sometimes the
one the brand new automotive is about to exchange.
Take a look at 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 likely be a barely wider monitor, as evidenced by
the wheel arch extensions.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class take a look at mule spy pictures – Picture by way of 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 further physique kinds such because the 2-door
automobiles and extra-long Maybach and Pullman.
It’s clear the following S-Class has some huge sneakers to fill. Fortunately
for it, it is 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 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,
nonetheless. Each powertrain will likely be electrified, both with
mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electrical know-how. It’s
not clear if there will likely be a gas cell choice however Mercedes has
demonstrated that it
has the know-how prepared.
There can even be far more
superior self-driving methods, together with maybe a Stage 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 will likely be restricted
because of an absence of laws.
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. Nevertheless, there’s a great likelihood the S-Class Coupe and
not be supplied. Don’t be stunned 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 2018 or early 2019. Keep tuned for updates
as growth continues.