Mercedes-Benz has been caught the facelifted version of the S-Class in frosty Scandinavia. This updated version of the W222-gen S-Class is expected to hit the showroom floors next year and will feature exterior design changes as well as an uprated interior.
Looking at the prototype, it seems the S-Class will be seen with a sharper-looking set of headlights with revised detailing, while the rear lights will also be updated. Inside, Mercedes is expected to make some changes to the twin digital displays on the dashboard by getting rid of the buttons that separate them. The brand is going for a uniform look for the displays.
In terms of drivetrain options, Mercedes is expected to introduce a new range of six-cylinder engines, thus marking the end of the current V6 era for the German carmaker. This upcoming range features cylinders with a capacity of 500cc each that share some components and technologies with the new 2-litre, four-cylinder units announced for the E-Class. What’s more, these six-cylinder engines could be built on the same manufacturing line for better economies of scale.
The S-Class facelift will compete with other flagship luxury sedans like the BMW 7 Series and the Audi A8 when launched sometime next year.