For over fifty years Mercedes S-Class is present with huge success. Not only can you see the sixth generation of this model known as W222 on the roads, there are some models over 20 years even 30 years old that still roam the streets. This is thanks to very high quality that decorates Mercedes vehicles. This German manufacturer is preparing 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The thing is they are very silent about it but the question is do they really have anything to say out loud. Probably not as we can see from photographs there will be only slight changes.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Exterior
As we said before the exterior won’t be going through some serious redesign. But some things that all manufacturers focus on amongst others are headlights. The Lightning unit will keep its shape on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but will be replaced with trio LEDs vertically stacked. Daytime running light has a new design and comes with three strips instead of one. Those are called Multibeam LED Matrix headlight technology. What’s so special about that? Well, you can leave your high beams permanently on without worrying that you will blind incoming traffic. Besides that, front and rear bumper have also gone through a redesign as well as new exhaust pipes.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Interior
Interior has also received minor changes. Main instrument cluster with dual displays that are mounted with infotainment system is larger. Besides that, there are no control buttons between them so dashboard looks simpler and easier to manage. More obvious is steering wheel that we saw on Mercedes E-Class. There is one other thing that is crucial to mention. A possibility of the gesture-control system implemented since they’ve been experimenting with it for some time. There is nothing to add about luxury and comfort for this future model since Mercedes and its S-Class is of the charts when it comes to that.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Features
We can talk about advanced features all day since some of the important ones were made by this German manufacturer but we’ll name a few and keep this for being too long. Magic Body Control was integrated into the earlier models. 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will certainly continue use of this advanced feature. For those who don’t know what that is, we’ll be delighted to tell you. It consists of a windshield mounted with stereo cameras that “read” the road ahead (Road Surface Scan) and with Active Body Control suspension is ready to for uneven surface.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Powertrains
There are a variety of strong powertrains for S-Class, but it’s too early to speculate what options potential customers will have. First, one that is used in the current model is the twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 455 horsepower. Another one is more powerful twin-turbo V12. Even if there might not be any new powertrains existing lineup will certainly have better numbers in term of horsepower and fuel consumption. There is another thing that we can tell for sure. And that is that 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be fitted with the nine-speed automatic transmission. With that alone, we expect better performance and more mileage.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Conclusion
Although there aren’t too many modifications, 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class based on the previous reputation will surely be attractive to costumers. Designers of S-Class were always building these models without the regard of cost, so the price tag for new model probably won’t be a low number. The unveiling will be in 2017 so by then we will certainly have more information on the new top luxury car.