The next-generation S-Class sedan is not in “mule” phase anymore. No, the redesigned model started using its new “suit” instead, and we have the first spy video of the pre-production version. As far as we are able to see, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is going to be a slightly larger than its predecessor. The bigger footprint is not going to be the only change, though. No, the prototype shows some new technologies as well. For instance, we’ve noticed that the new bubble-shaped headlights use Mercedes’ new Digital Light technology.
Still, the lights are not as important as it is the new chassis. The 2020 S-Class will ride on a completely new architecture which will not only make the sedan longer and wider but will also enable an additional space between the front and rear wheels. The platform will also make the interior significantly cozier thanks to the extra room and due to a bit lowered seating positions. Thus, the future passengers will not have to worry about the headroom. Since it’s made of lighter materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is going to cut some pounds irrespective of its larger footprint.
While the exterior seems to receive an evolutionary redesign with a bit softer body lines, the cabin will reportedly get a total makeover. The automaker will not only add a bigger touchscreen display that’s going to be paired with a new infotainment system but will also put in completely new air vents and redesigned steering wheel. Plus, the sedan will receive an essentially better ambient lightening which will reach all the way to the steering wheel.
The 2020 Mercedes S-Class will not get the new platform only, but will also host a totally new and better suspension. The automaker didn’t want to reveal any details regarding the drivetrain, yet we think that the sedan is definitely getting a mild-hybrid aid irrespective of the engine. The system will be there to reduce emissions and to improve fuel economy. Engine wise, well, we expect both, inline-6 and V8 units, as well as a new plug-in hybrid that’s rumored to be able to cross more than 30 miles on electric technology.
Stay tuned for more details to come.