The firm has released a single image showing the front grille of rival BMW 7 Series rival. The front of the car had already been seen recently in a low resolution image posted on social media.
It has been recently reported that the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could force Mercedes to delay the launch of the S-Class until next year, but company president Ola Kallenius insisted that she was on the right track.
The first official image of the new S-Class, which has the internal code name W223, reveals its conventional style. Key features include a prominent chrome grille with three horizontal blades and angular headlights with three spotlight beams.
Describing it as a “technological feat,” Mercedes-Benz president Ola Källenius said the company had put its “brightest and most creative minds” to work on its new flagship model. “This is a completely new level in terms of artificial intelligence and needs-based electrification,” he said.
Rivals Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series expected to receive a variety of transmission options, including 48-volt mild hybrid gas and diesel engines and new plug-in hybrid powertrains
Production of the new S-Class is scheduled to start in September 2020 at Mercedes-Benz plant 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany. He will be joined by a slightly smaller pure electric EQS model in the same installation in 2021.
Commenting directly on the Telsa Model S and Jaguar XJ, a stimulating EQ S for the first time, Källenius said he would use CO2 neutral battery cells from an anonymous supplier.
Partial revelation of the S-Class comes amid speculation that Mercedes-Benz AMG performance car division president Tobias Moers is about to leave the company to take over as CEO of the automaker British Aston Martin.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class partially disclosed in photos from social networks