Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class have been spotted again.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Debut
The car is anticipated to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show in September and should be in showrooms in 2020 as a 2021 model.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Spy Shots
From earlier test mules, we understand the size and proportions will compare with the present model. However, there will be a slightly wider track, and it likewise appears like the hood will be lower and longer. This must offer the car an impressive position.
The existing Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the W222, was introduced for 2014 and immediately soared to the top of the sales chart. The six-figure sedan acquired more than 100,000 sales in its first year, which was before the arrival of extra body styles such as the 2-door cars and extra-long Maybach and Pullman.
The new S-Class has some huge shoes to fill. Luckily for it, it will embrace a new platform. In this case, Mercedes’ MRA style for rear-wheel-drive cars. The existing S-Class rides on an updated variation of its predecessor’s architecture.
It’s difficult to gauge what Mercedes has in store for the new S-Class this early out. The current model got its mid-cycle update for 2018, so naturally, Mercedes is shy to speak about the next one. We currently know a few things, nevertheless.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Engine
Every powertrain will be amazed, either with mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid technology, and many engines will either be a 3.0-liter inline-6 or 4.0-liter V-8. It’s not clear if there will be an electric variation as Mercedes is dealing with a big electrical sedan under the EQ sub-brand.
However returning to the new S-Class, there will likewise be much more advanced self-driving systems, consisting of possibly a Level 3 system. This is where the car can manage its own in particular situations, leaving the chauffeur complimentary to do other things. However, the chauffeur will need to be all set to take back control at a moment’s notice. Audi has already introduced such a system in its most current A8, though it isn’t offered in the U.S. due to a lack of guidelines.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior
Inside the dash will still consist of a dual-screen setup. However, the secondary screen will increase significantly in size and be mounted in portrait orientation. At the bottom of the massive screen will sit one row of buttons with the rest of the controls relegated to the touchscreen user interface.
We likewise expect Mercedes to offer the next S-Class in numerous body lengths, from a short wheelbase right as much as the extra-long Pullman. Nevertheless, there’s a good opportunity the existing S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will be phased out. A roomier next-generation SL-Class with 2 +2 seating is expected to fill the space.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rivals
S-Class competitors consist of the Audi A8, Bentley Flying Spur, BMW 7-Series, Genesis G90, Jaguar XJ, and Lexus LS.
Stay tuned for updates as advancement continues.
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