They really did take a W221, with a two-tone paintjob we might add, and turned it into the sexy high-tech luxury limo that we know as the W222 S-Class.
There's nothing wrong with the old S-Class. In fact, if I saw one of these in Russia, I would get out of the way, fearing that I'm about to be shot by the mob. However, Mercedes took a huge leap regarding design from one generation to the next one, so it looks dated.
The transformation starts off at the front, where the grille, hood and bumper from the new mode are matched up. We would imagine that mounting and doing the wires for those LED headlights is also quite tricky.
After that, the front and rear fenders get a skin graft that doesn't go all the way to the door to keep some of the structural rigidity. The whole rear of the W222 is then "glued" onto the older model, complete with reshaped trunk and sexy LED taillights. The last step is to sand it all down and apply a nice coat of white paint, popular among Mercedes fans. Some of them might still be able to tell what this is, due to the shape of the doors and roof, but it's a convincing transformation if you ask us.
The only major question we have is why you would do this. The new body parts can't be from a write-off because none of them are bent. The only explanation we can find is that the new S-Class was stolen somewhere and can't be registered without proper papers.