Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class has been spied testing. The redesigned model will be revealed early next year, so it’s going to be sold as a 2021 model. Until now, the automaker was using test mules only, which gave just the size and proportions of the upcoming car. Now, however, the prototype reveals no only a slightly wider track and lower and longer hood, but also some exterior details like new and narrower headlights, restyled bumpers, and the completely redesigned grille.
According to our sources, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will ride on a completely new architecture which is a big thing for the car since this way the drivers can get the automaker’s latest technologies. Yes, the MRA design for rear-wheel-drive cars enables the electrification of the entire S-Class fleet. This way, the completely redesigned model will not only offer mild-hybrid technology but also plug-in hybrid powertrains which promises an electric drive-range of 62 miles. Unfortunately, the new S-Class will get no all-electric system. Instead, the fans will have to wait for the arrival of the EQS.
Inside of the cabin, the mighty sedan is going to keep the current dual-screen setup, though the new one is going to be dramatically different from the present. More precisely, Mercedes will relocate and dramatically increase the second screen. In addition, the huge display will be paired with a row of buttons below, while the rest of the functions are going to be relegated to the touchscreen. Judging by our inside information, the 2021 S-Class will come paired with a more advanced self-driving system. Yes, the luxury sedan will get a Level 3 system, which can handle a range of complex situations leaving the driver free to do other things, yet ready to take back control instantly.