Stuttgart car spotter Walko was once again able to get close to the W223 prototype and film this video. At the front, the LED headlights have caught our attention again. They look much lower than before, but that's because about half the height of the hood is fake. Mercedes seems to have found a way to bring back sporty front ends without breaking pedestrian impact laws.
Of course, hitting a person is the first place is going to be harder than ever, due to even more advanced radar and camera safety arrays. Everybody expects this to be the car that takes autonomy to the next level as well. But are there cameras in the headlights now as well?
It's already known that the W223 S-Class will have wider tracks and a wider wheelbase. Its stane is much sportier as a result, and the profile of the car seems to hide flush-fitting door handles under some heavy camo.
At the back, the new S-Class is transitioning to the same extra-wide taillight design we see on virtually all Mercedes models now. A finished exhaust system also caught our attention, featuring a design we sometimes get on AMG-Line models.
The flagship sedan will use the now familiar inline-6 engines with EQ Boost hybrid assistance. But the big Benz will also have some pure hybrid versions as well.
The big question now is what they plan to do with the interior. The W222 pioneered the panoramic dashboard look, and Mercedes usually debuts all the new tech in the S-Class. But the double screen design is now so popular that it's almost synonymous with the brand.