Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift inches closer to its debut (updated)

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift is inching closer to its Autumn debut. We stand corrected, though, and confirm that the online configurator sourced pictures allegedly showing the new front end design are in fact depicting the standard non-adaptive LED headlights and not the new LED arrangement.

Presented back in 2013, the S-Class still holds the crown of best selling luxury saloon in the world. The seemingly rushed facelift comes as something of a surprise then. Spy pictures so far show minimal design changes, though, limited to new headlamps with different patterns for the LED arrangement. The glowing signature stripe inside the headlight unit has been split into three sections, while the rear lamps also seem to get a similarly fresh layout.

Among the changes made to the interior we expect a minor update of the dual digital screen arrangement. The thick frame will become thinner while the mechanical switches separating the display dedicated to the instrument cluster from the central multimedia screen will be gone – Mercedes E-Class style.

Tech-wise, the Mercedes S-Class facelift is expected to receive a host of new assistance systems, complete with semi-autonomous driving capabilities taking the German limo one step closer to the quest of fully-autonomous limos. Mercedes is also said to go back to its L6 roots with a new generation of inline-six engines, also set to be available on the all-new E-Class sometimes this year.

Stay tuned for more info regarding the S-Class this Autumn, when the new S-Class facelift is supposed to premiere at the Paris motorshow.

One Comment

  • John says:

    Wow! I’m really looking forward to seeing this one. Though I have to say that I think I’ve fallen for the Cabriolet, the Sedan has always been a favorite. I think that MB did a great job on the 2013 release, and it’s hard to imagine that the design will top itself soon.