Is this the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Digital renders seem so real

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Next year, the next generation, 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be revealed. Ahead of the official release, digital rendering company 3D Nori previews the design of the luxury liner with quite great accuracy.

In 2020, the eleventh generation of the Mercedes S-Class will debut. The internally baptized W 223 series is being developed on the new rear-wheel drive platform MRA II. This gives the new S-Class a rear-wheel steering system that will make the luxury liner significantly more agile. The steering angle is significantly greater than in other known systems.

In addition, the on-board systems should be fit for level 4 autonomous driving. Also to be expected are a top version of MBUX and an active suspension. Individual seats with reclining, massage and air conditioning functions as well as footrests will all be offered as options.

Externally, the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will feature a more elegant design, with less creases and lines – a throw back to the simple designs of legendary designer Bruno Sacco who ruled the Mercedes design department in the 1980s. Smaller, more aggressive and distinctive headlights and tail-lights with full LED and laser technology mimicking those of the latest gen CLS, coupled with a larger grille, are set to make the new S-Class stand out significantly in the luxury segment, again with a nostalgia vibe reminding us of the majestic looking W126 of the ’80s.

On the drive side, we again expect the S 560 version powered by the four-liter V8 Biturbo with 500 hp, which is combined with all-wheel drive. At the top of the range Mercedes still considers the six-liter V12 twin-turbo engine with a good 630 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque coupled to a rear-wheel drive. To reduce the consumption, every drive is electrified – as a mild hybrid or plug-in hybrid. Of course, a 48-volt electrical system will also be standard. A fully electric version should be offered as a separate EQ model, as already previewed in our recent articles.

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