The prototypes of the new generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class have been shown outdoors. The car is expected to be presented at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show and in 2020 it will be in the 2021 model showrooms.
As we learned from previous test prototypes, the new model Mercedes S-Class will be slightly wider than in previous years, while the hood will be lower. If we are to recall, the current cash register was introduced in 2014 and reached serious sales worldwide.
Mercedes is also trying to electrify the S-Series vehicles’ power transmission system. Engines with light hybrid or interlaced hybrid technology will have 3-liter inline-6 or 4-liter V8 engines. It’s unclear whether Mercedes works under an EQ sub-brand on an electric sedan.
If we look at the inside of the S series in the 2020, we can see that Mercedes may have been slightly affected by Tesla. Speed indicators are on the screen as in the last few years, and the console has a huge touch screen. Positioned vertically instead of horizontal, this display is quite similar to the installation that Tesla uses in its Model S and Model X vehicles.
The German company has not forgotten to make innovations for autonomous driving in its high-end car. The 2020 S-Class, which comes with third-level autonomous driving support, promises that the driver can sit in the car without touching the steering wheel. Remind me Audi had done this with the new A8 model.
As we mentioned at the beginning of the news, vehicles are now prototyped and their outer surfaces are covered with camouflage. With the introduction at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the actual design is expected to come to light.