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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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Comments (20)

 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....
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December 13, 2012 11:09 am
 MercLeRoux MercLeRoux
I CANT WAIT!!!
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December 11, 2012 9:37 am
 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.
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December 11, 2012 9:30 am
 Ivo_205 Ivo_205
Based on the thumbs down-marathon I am guessing MB fanboys.
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December 11, 2012 5:00 am
 LWE7 LWE7
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 ?
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December 10, 2012 2:46 pm
 majorsja majorsja
I looks really ho hum
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December 10, 2012 2:35 pm
 MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
I am beginning to be more interested in the 71mpg than the AMG version.
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December 10, 2012 1:54 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
A full size heavy car with a 71 mpg! Impressive indeed!
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December 10, 2012 12:02 pm
 SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Same old, nothing new. Mercedes is out of ideas and lost.
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December 10, 2012 11:58 am
 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.
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December 10, 2012 11:43 am
 Pepito060666 Pepito060666
I just want to see this masterpiece complete ....
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December 10, 2012 11:36 am
 e92miami e92miami
This comment has been hidden due to excessive poor ratings. click here to show
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December 10, 2012 10:53 am
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
Best car in the world
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December 10, 2012 10:10 am
 kostur kostur
I made ??a prediction appearance Mercedes-S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a5M5EHzJ...
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December 10, 2012 9:48 am
 benz_man benz_man
Counting down the days...
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December 10, 2012 9:40 am
 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'
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December 10, 2012 9:19 am