2014 Mercedes S-Class spied virtually undisguised

2014 Mercedes S-Class spy photo 23.4.2013
2014 Mercedes S-Class spy photo 23.4.2013 / Automedia

Debuts on May 15th

The 2014 Mercedes S-Class has been spied virtually undisguised ahead of its official unveiling on May 15th.

While we already seen the model uncamouflaged during a photo shoot, the latest pictures give us another glimpse at the redesigned flagship which will go on sale in September.

Sporting an evolutionary design, the 2014 S-Class has a conservative appearance which clearly echoes its predecessor. Notable changes include a rounded grille, LED-infused headlights and a sportier front bumper. We can also see a distinctive rear end with LED taillights.

Since the model will have to fill the gap left by Maybach, the S-Class will move upmarket and adopt a stylish interior with higher quality materials. Highlights are slated to include a panoramic sunroof, illuminated door sill plates, soft-closing doors and LED ambient lighting. We can also expect a Burmester audio system, two 12.3-inch displays and between four different wood trims: Burl Walnut, Myrtle Sunburst, Black Popular and "Metalized Ash."

Well-heeled buyers will also be able to order options such as heated / ventilated seats, a rear seat entertainment system and an "Air Balance Package" that filters and ionizes the air and can even dispense perfume. If that's not impressive enough, consumers can order rear "Chauffer Seats" that are ten-way adjustable and have a power-deployable footrest. The car can also be equipped with Maybach-inspired tray tables that are deployed from the rear center console.

Engine options are expected to include the usual suspects so look for a twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8, a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 and a V12. Diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are also in the cards but we should learn more when the model is officially introduced in the next few weeks.

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hunker7 hunker7
I was expecting more. This car will be around for another 5-6 years, and it doesn't look...new! It looks like update of some sort. But don't get me wrong, it is a nice looking and high quality machine.
Apr 24th, 2013 2:31pm
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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
I think they'll change this car quicker than the one it is replacing.
Apr 26th, 2013 2:08pm
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hunker7 hunker7
They should, because Audi is getting facelift and BMW is prepearing new 7 series, so both competitors will be out by 2015, and this will look quite old by then.
Apr 26th, 2013 5:52pm
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f1fan2009 f1fan2009
way classier than a 7 series or A8. Good one, still the best large luxury sedan
Apr 24th, 2013 1:24pm
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Cale24 Cale24
Looks good, glad they binned those crude bulging wheel arches from the last model.
Apr 24th, 2013 11:41am
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Mister Stig Mister Stig
Agreed. Those arches looked crap on the Ford Focus, and even more so on the S Class.
Apr 24th, 2013 3:33pm
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eitanros1 eitanros1
Again with that grille. ...?
Apr 24th, 2013 9:14am
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16000rpm 16000rpm
This is one of the better looking cars in/will be on sale of now.
Apr 24th, 2013 6:30am
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e92miami e92miami
Wow, the most boring old man car has been update to fool those poor sighted, senile farts. It will still drive like crap for sure...
Apr 24th, 2013 4:43am
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benz_man benz_man
Yes, yes. Because S-classes are known for driving like crap...
Apr 24th, 2013 7:05am
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e92miami e92miami
Yes that is correct, unless you are cruising down the road at 20mph trying to pick up clueless hookers. Then you have the right car. :-)
May 12th, 2013 5:40pm
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
You might as well write in your comment, "Mecedes SUX LOL BMW FTW!!!!!"
Apr 24th, 2013 4:22pm
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I might be old and senile with poor vision, but I look marvelous passing you in my S63.
Apr 30th, 2013 8:52pm
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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
the side has that CLA effect going on there. Dont know why they like to make s class share some design aspects with the c-class.
Apr 24th, 2013 4:05am
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ShenleiKung ShenleiKung
Looks just like a C-class!
Apr 24th, 2013 3:56am
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Shotokan6 Shotokan6
That side view makes it look suspiciously small (almost C-Class like).
Apr 24th, 2013 3:51am
6 2
Yes, it almost makes me miss the limousine stretch of older models
Apr 24th, 2013 6:55am
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Bozzor Bozzor
This does look great indeed, but it's a tribute to the stylists of the current generation S class that now, even 7 odd years after it was launched, it still remains so fresh and contemporary in design terms.
Apr 24th, 2013 2:53am
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Rotaermel Rotaermel
Exactly what I think.
Apr 24th, 2013 1:31pm
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