2021 Mercedes S-Class Accurately Rendered After Latest Spy Shots
Well, it was quick. Just days after posting revealing spy photos of the new Mercedes S-Class, the Kolesa have imagined Daimler’s luxobarge without disguise. People who expect the exterior to be as revolutionary as the heavy-screen cab will be disappointed that the exterior skin will not stray too far from the outgoing model.
That said, there will still be quite a few body changes compared to the W222. As we pointed out in the article covering the spy photos, the retractable door handles and the flatter character lines will allow for a cleaner side profile. Sharper headlights and a large revised grille will give the S-Class a new face, while the larger tail lights will make it more impressive from behind.
Although not necessarily visible, the wheelbase will be slightly extended to free up even more legroom for the rear passengers. If that’s not enough, a long-wheelbase S-Class is planned and it will be joined by another stretched Maybach variant to achieve its own distinct styling features with a grille, wheels and other custom adjustments.
We are pretty sure that some would have liked a greater differentiation between the S-Class and the less important models of the range. Although the similarities of the E-Class and CLS facelift are obvious, the new S seems to be more distant than the outgoing model compared to the E-Class and C-Class sedans.
What may look like a facelift of the W222 is actually a brand new car on a platform that has been in development since 2015. It will spill over to other Mercedes models and provide support for a Maybach-only V12 and AWD combo for the first time. The three-pointed star was relatively shy about the details of the fundamentals, but if history has taught us anything, it is that a new S-Class generally brings vast improvements on all fronts compared to its predecessor.
We will have to wait until September to see the car in its entirety, but Mercedes has promised to ease the wait by previewing its flagship product on July 29 and again on August 12 by revealing more images and details.
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As you may remember, the next range of S-Class could be considerably reduced beyond the already confirmed disappearance of the AMG S65. Rumor has it that the slow-selling coupe and cabriolet body styles are not coming back for the new generation. Mercedes is rumored to be indirectly replacing the two-door models with the all-new AMG GT and SL.