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New Mercedes S-Class spied with less camo

 New Mercedes S-Class spied with less camo
2013/2014 Mercedes S-Class prototype spy photo

Our spies have been on the prowl and they have caught the best shots yet of the new 2013/2014 Mercedes S-Class. The latest shots show a prototype that is wearing the least amount of camouflage that we have seen.

It reveals a bit more of the of the grille, headlights and bumper that make up the front fascia. The design was thought to be following in the vein of the styling seen on the F125 and F800 concepts, but it seem the idea has been scrapped. Looking particularly at the grille, we can see it strikes a similar pose to the F700 Research Vehicle that was first unveiled way back in 2007.

Engine options are expected to mirror the current model, albeit with some updates and modifications that will improve fuel efficiency and emissions. These should include a 250 CDI, a S350 CDI, a S300 Bluetec hybrid and S400 Bluetec hybrid. The S500 (aka S550), S600, S63 AMG and S65 AMG are also set to be retained in the line-up.

Following the unveiling of the S-Class sedan, we should expect a long-wheelbase sedan and a coupe just like the current generation. But they will also be joined by a cabriolet that replaces the current CL-class and an ultra-luxurious Pullman that replaces the Maybach brand.

 

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taliz
My question is: what is the pullman pulling?
Apr 3, 2012 5:21 am
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alphonso
http://popularcars.host56.com/images/2013-mercedes-s-class/2013-mercedes-s-class-picture-1558.jpg - Check this out
Mar 8, 2012 10:05 pm
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funbobby8888
HUDSON88 I was expecting to see some side body changes similar to the CLS, CL, C classes and I don't see them in these pictures, unless this is a tease car body and the real changes to the body will become available to see, the closer it comes to delivery to dealers. I always look to see what upgrades or new technology put into the 2013-14 S Class. If they make it too much like 2010-12, that would be a shame, as MBZ has always been a leader in innovations. I hope they make the Ocean Drive (that would be a real winner for MBZ)
Mar 8, 2012 3:02 pm
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schizo
Are they doing the samething they did with the SLK & SL and do a MAJOR face-lift/re-engineering/renovation (in building terms) of the current platform and call it a new platform with the S-Class??? Or did they really make a completely new car but decided to follow the Porsche theology of car design!!?? Kind of a let down. Think of all the possibilities... I hate the pudgy cheek look of the bumper they are doing to all the newer models...gives more incentive to pay extra for the AMG sports-package. Let's see what innovations they did to re-work the S-Class.
Mar 7, 2012 11:44 pm
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velsatis
what as BMW done with the latest 3-Series? and Audi now with the A3? just a major facelift and call it a new model. Fact is, there is a world crisis and car manufacturers just like other industries are sufering from it so they have to cut costs somewhere. I remember when Mercedes made new car every 11 years nowdays its 7 going towards 6. Making a new car from scratch costs many milions and loads of time and the market just wants more and more and cheaper. Car industry didn´t change, we did
Mar 8, 2012 3:51 am
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afterace2
I have driven the new 3 series a while ago and I can assure You it's totally different from the previous one!
Mar 9, 2012 2:47 pm
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velsatis
U need to learn a bit more about your precious bmw
Mar 10, 2012 5:06 pm
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Han Solo
I've been waiting to see this car with less camo for quite some time...but I dont see much difference from the current W221.
Mar 7, 2012 7:26 pm
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w0bble
Nothing eye poppin just what you would expect From a next gen merc
Mar 7, 2012 5:06 pm
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AOS
Besides the two door cabriolet, I hope they are planing to introduce Ocean Drive too
Mar 7, 2012 3:05 pm
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MarcWartenweiler
This looks so ordinary. They really had the chance to take their flagship to the next level and right now I'm not seeing it. Same as the A-Class. If they wanna sell more cars and regain their position of market leadership, why didn't they give us the A-Class concept car!!!
Mar 7, 2012 1:05 pm
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Beybaba
I was expecting it to look like the F700 concept. Appearantly it won't be that innovative. I'm not hoping anything unexpected like we seen back in 2005.
Mar 7, 2012 12:17 pm
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TommyLivignos
Doesn't look very revolutionary. More like a face-lift.
Mar 7, 2012 8:48 am
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Lutzie
I like it. A return to classic M-B simple and elegant styling.
Mar 9, 2012 1:12 am
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ghaffar24
I, myself, am a fan of both the W220 and W221, in terms of styling. So the W222 is a wonderful transition.
Mar 15, 2012 3:27 pm
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GRAVE
The whole world are waiting to see what technologies and new innovations the S class is going to have. S class has always been a lesson for all car makers.
Mar 7, 2012 7:19 am
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Han Solo
Yap...If and I'm not mistaken,they were the first ones to introduce the ABS Brakes.
Mar 7, 2012 7:25 pm
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golddaytona
replacing maybach with a luxurious S-class? they want to fail again?
Mar 7, 2012 4:55 am
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iLikeCars
they couldn't sell enough Maybach's to keep up with the market, so they had to drop the name
Mar 7, 2012 5:09 am
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velsatis
The S-class always was a luxurious car, so ure comment is a fail
Mar 7, 2012 5:26 am
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golddaytona
S class is great car. no doubt about it. The reason Maybach failed is it's too much like the S-class and people just buy the S-class without paying premium for the Maybach. when people paying that amount, they want something unique in its class like Phantom... not just a longer S-class..
Mar 7, 2012 10:16 pm
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Lutzie
Never heard of the 1960s Mercedes 600? Check out what a real luxury Merc is like.
Mar 9, 2012 1:09 am
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AOS
From the pics the outline of the headlights and side profile resembles those of F125 and headlights definitely resembles the new A- class; still hard to tell how it will turn out
Mar 7, 2012 4:51 am
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