New 2020 Mercedes S-Class: next-gen luxury limo spied for the first time
Though the current iteration of the company’s flagship saloon received a hefty facelift last year, the pictures confirm that a full replacement is not far off, and is likely to arrive in showrooms in 2020.
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Unsurprisingly for a car still two years from launch, the S-Class saloon spied here remains well hidden beneath typical development mule masking. However, it’s not hard to imagine that the next S-Class will stray too far from the fresh design conventions established by the latest saloon entry into the Mercedes line-up – the new CLS.
As such, expect the new look to be defined by sharp, swept back headlights and a new Panamerica style grille up front. A similar, evolutionary rethink in the cabin should match the subtle exterior changes.
With Mercedes set to add a hybrid to the S-Class line-up this year in the form of the S 560 e, expect the next S-Class to embrace plug-in tech from launch. High-performance, full-blooded AMG models will inevitably feature too, alongside new AMG 53 48v mild hybrid performance variants. With the S-Class positioned as the technology flagship in the Merc range, expect new developments in semi-autonomous driving assistance too.
Read our full in-depth review of the new, facelifted Mercedes S-Class here.