Mercedes teases the S Class in preparation for the Auto Shanghai image

The German automaker is lending the credentials to the market that has helped it achieve new sales heights last year – China – gracing it with the introduction of the refreshed S Class at next week’s 2017 Auto Shanghai.

And Mercedes has decided to offer us some glimpses of the exterior – namely the front end – and of the interior in the teaser manner. But we do get the best look so far at what’s in store, when the updated flagship will reach the Shanghai Auto Show next week. Because we’re dealing with some evolutionary work, we might miss some tweaks that are oh so subtle – but the mid-cycle refresh seems to have brought along a new LED signature with three lines shaped somewhat like a boomerang for the headlights. The prominent grille seems to imply they are touting the Maybach-branded version in the images.

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As far as the cabin is concerned, here things are way clearer – as we see the interior in its full glory (we did that before, when they touted the new safety and assistance systems, as well). There are two major changes here – a new steering wheel and the fact that its two 12.3-inch digital screens are no longer separated. Instead Mercedes opted for a single extra-wide display – while the touchpad has been enhanced and there are other modifications such as new upholstery and trim options.