We’re getting used to Mercedes’ way of doing things now – as the development process is coming to a close its prototypes start losing layer after layer of camouflage – so there’s no surprise in seeing the S Class adopt minimal “clothing”.
The Mercedes-Benz S Class has already been touted by the automaker itself, because one of the most notable improvements of the facelift will affect the plug in hybrid version – which is set to become even… greener. Additionally, with the layers peeled off one after another, we can see the changes will kept to a minimum – as is the tradition with its rivals as well, the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series. Aside from the refreshed lighting clusters back and forth as well as lightly modified bumpers, the company will also update the underlying technology. One massive update might come in the form of the Drive Pilot semi-autonomous driving technology, snatched from the new generation E Class and bringing the company another step closer to a fully autonomous car.
The S Class will be able to drive itself under certain conditions, and there are other changes in store – for the interior as well. The most notable will be the introduction of a new big dual-display dashboard, as seen in the new E Class. There isn’t much more to be said about the large executive sedan – because there are no relevant details for the powertrain updates yet, we’ll have to wait and see if new specifications come out as we get closer to the launch date, set for sometimes in 2017.