2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied showing more skin

2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy photo 10.12.2012 / Automedia
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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e92miami e92miami
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 13th, 2012 6:09pm
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MercLeRoux MercLeRoux
Dec 11th, 2012 4:37pm
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DionCassius1 DionCassius1
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 11th, 2012 4:30pm
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Ivo_205 Ivo_205
Based on the thumbs down-marathon I am guessing MB fanboys.
Dec 11th, 2012 12:00pm
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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 10th, 2012 9:46pm
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majorsja majorsja
I looks really ho hum
Dec 10th, 2012 9:35pm
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
I am beginning to be more interested in the 71mpg than the AMG version.
Dec 10th, 2012 8:54pm
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e92miami e92miami
I have a bridge to sell you if you believe that.
Dec 13th, 2012 6:13pm
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
I will pay for it with gas/petrol, provided it serves its purpose.
Dec 13th, 2012 7:39pm
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A full size heavy car with a 71 mpg! Impressive indeed!
Dec 10th, 2012 7:02pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Same old, nothing new. Mercedes is out of ideas and lost.
Dec 10th, 2012 6:58pm
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e92miami e92miami
Agree 100%, they have lost for the last 15+ years.
Dec 13th, 2012 6:13pm
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Ivo_205 Ivo_205
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 10th, 2012 6:43pm
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Pepito060666 Pepito060666
I just want to see this masterpiece complete ....
Dec 10th, 2012 6:36pm
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e92miami e92miami
Looks like the big Hyundai...
Dec 10th, 2012 5:53pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
Wrong proposition, correct one would be: big Hyundai looks kind of like that.
Dec 10th, 2012 7:59pm
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
Best car in the world
Dec 10th, 2012 5:10pm
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kostur kostur
I made ??a prediction appearance Mercedes-S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a5M5EHzJWM
Dec 10th, 2012 4:48pm
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benz_man benz_man
Counting down the days...
Dec 10th, 2012 4:40pm
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Freddy-YS Freddy-YS
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 10th, 2012 4:19pm
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