As is evident by the addition of wider wheel houses to this otherwise standard Mercedes S-class, the brand is yet again working on the successor of their flagship. This new model is expected to hit the showrooms in 2020.
Mercedes’ Herman-Joseph Storp, who is responsible for the S-Class line, reports that Mercedes is looking to make the S-Class “even greener”. Storp also mentioned that one way to do this would be to use more aluminium and carbon-fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP). With ever-tightening regulations and efficiency requirements, the entire industry has realized the importance of lightweight construction.
Mercedes has been steadily expanding its S-Class family over the last few months with the market launches of the S-Class coupe, S-Class convertible and S-Class Maybach, all of which will get successors based on this new gen model.
Mercedes has even introduced a stretched S-Class Pullman limousine. Strong sales of the flagship have prompted Mercedes executives to green light yet another variant – a four-door coupe – likely to be called the SEC. The latter is expected to be introduced around 2021.