Spyshots: 2014 Mercedes S-Class Loses More Camo
The upcoming Mercedes flagship saloon’s styling borrows many tricks from the F700 concept released back in 2008. The design will follow the carmaker’s traditional pahtway, with one of the most important features being the all-LED headlight, which are still hidden at the moment. The carmaker previously said that the vehicle will come with a “pure and timeless design”. The silhouette of the car has been previewed by the Aesthetics S sculpture, which was shown at last year’s Paris Motor Show.
The new generation will mark a revolution in the history of the S-Class, as the range will be comprised of six vehicles. We’ll receive the standard model, a long wheelbase version, two incarnations that will move upmarket to replace the discontinued Maybach 57 and 62 models, as well as a Coupe and a Convertible. The last two will arrive thanks to the integration of the CL into the S-Class line-up.
The engine range will include powertrains ranging from multiple hybrid versions to AMG units. The range will be topped by the S65 AMG, which could offer over 650 hp and is expected to make use of carbon fiber body parts. All the versions of the car will offer a serious increase in both efficiency and performance compared to the current ones.
The S-Class has always been the pinnacle of car technology and the upcoming one will be no exception. The vehicle will take Mercedes’ driving assistance technologies even further and is set to offer an impressive level of driving aids. For example, the the flagship sedan will come with Magic Ride Control, which will adjust the damping characteristics according to what a camera system detects on the road ahead.
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