Mercedes-Benz appears to be in no rush to bring the next S-Class saloon to the market, however, they haven’t been shy about testing camouflaged prototypes in public, telling us that they could be about to reveal a bit more about the new S-Class saloon.
There have been quite a few sightings, with walkoARTvideos on YouTube, showing us the S-Class on the streets of Germany, and providing us with the latest detailed look.
As you can see from the footage, the door handles on the driver’s side are covered differently than the other of the vehicle. It has been speculated upon that the new S-Class will offer retractable, or “pop-out” door handles. So Mercedes-Benz using a combination of the typical camo wrap and the other covering has really concealed and confused the specifics.
The grille and headlights are easy to spot and this video highlights that the W223 chassis could have a full LED daytime running light, which encircles the whole of the headlamp. The LED headlights could also potentially feature the Mercedes-Benz Digital Light system, which is capable of projecting shapes or words onto the ground in front of the vehicle.
Mercedes have said that the new S-Class will be the first production model to offer a Level 3 autonomous driving system, though it will not get an all-electric powertrain. So expect it to be packed full of driver-assist options and various cameras and sensors.
There are AMG and Maybach versions of the new S-Class in the pipeline. Although there are rumours that coupe and convertible versions will not be produced.
It’s expected that Mercedes-Benz will be announcing the release date for the new S-Class sometime in 2020.