2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied showing more skin

 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied showing more skin
2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy photo 10.12.2012 / Automedia

More elegant than ever

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been spied in more revealing photos.

This is the first somewhat clear view of the upcoming flagship model and we get to see more of its elegant lines and redesigned air intakes. As previously confirmed by Mercedes, the new S-Class will feature the Aesthetic S design language which represents a cross between a three dimensional sculpture and an audio-video art projection.

The next-generation model has an evolutionary design with a sculpted hood, a larger front grille and LED-infused headlights, while at the back it will get a dual exhaust system and CL-inspired taillights.

Inside it will feature a high-tech instrument panel with two large LCD screens, one of which will replace the regular analog instruments while the other will be a multifunctional touchscreen display for controlling satellite navigation, climate, entertainment and communication systems.

Power is expected to come from the firm's new "MoVe" (modular V6 and V8) engines that will probably feature direct injection and turbochargers. A hybrid variant is also in the works and is expected to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than 6 seconds, with an average fuel consumption of 71.2 mpg (85.6 mpg UK or 3.3 liters / 100 km). The hotter AMG version is likely to use a V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine.

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Wow, looks like we have a bunch of old men on this board. I can't see how anyone is excited for this same old grampa car. The 7 Series blows this away for anyone with a pulse. Maybe if I took the blue pill this would look more attractive....
Dec 13, 2012 11:09 am
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Dec 11, 2012 9:37 am
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Being a long time MB fan and observing the changes made in the last years.. I really do hope the design will offer something more this time. A certain lack of personality is more and more observable.. and it pains me. This things being said.. I'm sure it will still be no.1 overall in its class.
Dec 11, 2012 9:30 am
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Based on the thumbs down-marathon I am guessing MB fanboys.
Dec 11, 2012 5:00 am
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Audi cars don't change much from one generation to another, everybody complains ! Mercedes seems to do the same thing here, and everybody is happy... logic ? Or is it we have a lot of MB fanboys here ?
Dec 10, 2012 2:46 pm
3 3
I looks really ho hum
Dec 10, 2012 2:35 pm
1 1
I am beginning to be more interested in the 71mpg than the AMG version.
Dec 10, 2012 1:54 pm
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I have a bridge to sell you if you believe that.
Dec 13, 2012 11:13 am
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I will pay for it with gas/petrol, provided it serves its purpose.
Dec 13, 2012 12:39 pm
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A full size heavy car with a 71 mpg! Impressive indeed!
Dec 10, 2012 12:02 pm
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Same old, nothing new. Mercedes is out of ideas and lost.
Dec 10, 2012 11:58 am
4 8
Agree 100%, they have lost for the last 15+ years.
Dec 13, 2012 11:13 am
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Ok I think I get it. If Audi does an evolutionary design it is shame on Audi. If Mercedes does the exact same thing it is just super.
Dec 10, 2012 11:43 am
4 9
I just want to see this masterpiece complete ....
Dec 10, 2012 11:36 am
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Looks like the big Hyundai...
Dec 10, 2012 10:53 am
3 14
Wrong proposition, correct one would be: big Hyundai looks kind of like that.
Dec 10, 2012 12:59 pm
1 1
Best car in the world
Dec 10, 2012 10:10 am
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I made ??a prediction appearance Mercedes-S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a5M5EHzJWM
Dec 10, 2012 9:48 am
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Counting down the days...
Dec 10, 2012 9:40 am
10 1
Despite the camo, doesn't look very different from the current S-class, which is a good thing! Evolutionary design indeed : 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'
Dec 10, 2012 9:19 am
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