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Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spied on test

May 24, 2016, 12:37 PM IST by Ninad Ambre
Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spied on test

A prototype of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is due next year as a 2018 model, has been spotted testing. More luxurious and more tech, at least this is what we can expect from the upcoming top-of-the-line Mercedes sedan.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift

From the shots, it's clear that the upcoming S-Class won’t get a new evolutionary design, but minor cosmetic changes. Up front, there will be reworked headlamps that have a different shape from the existing model and feature differently shaped DRLs. These will be a part of Mercedes’ next-generation Multibeam LED matrix headlight technology. The front bumper is also modified and looks a little smaller. The fascia gets these minor changes, while out back we can't see any modifications.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift

We can expect Mercedes to update the current powertrain to deliver more power with improved fuel economy. Also, the seven-speed automatic gearbox will be replaced by the new nine-speed transmission. Reports also suggest that the more powerful version might get the AMG brand's new 4.0-litre unit in place of the current 5.5-litre V8 mill.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift

This is a mid-life refresh of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and not a next-generation model. We can expect it to go into production early next year followed by a global launch. The Indian market will also get this facelifted model then, replacing the current sedan.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift

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