Discussion in 'S-Class' started by GCF, Mar 9, 2012.
A smiley is not enough. You need a picture facepalm!
Maybe the headlights will have a downward slope like the GLK Facelift/the F800
Merc does a real good job on mullimg up those test vehicles, remeber the last SL spyshots? I had never thought that it would like like it does now
Furthermore anybody knows if the Breaking Bag, presented on the ESF 2009, made it into production? That would be a huge step forward in terms of safety
You'll never stop !
Looks like it?
I don´t like how the exterior is shaping.
OMG lets leave this rubbish about indoor and outdoor testing on the floor.
Oh no...That's was the LS they posted earlier! Don't worry, the S-class is still scheduled to be a beauty.
I´m not talking about the LS pics. I´m not convinced by the huge grille, the headlights hape, or how deep the shoulder line is going to fall along the rear door.
This article is from Insideline its the pretty much similar to the earlier one someone posted about the Airbag seatbelts, except in this one Mercedes told insideline that the W222 will be unveiled NEXT YEAR
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class To Get Inflatable Seatbelt
By Anita Lienert, Correspondent | Published Jul 20, 2012
Just the Facts:
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be the first vehicle in the lineup to get the new Beltbag, an inflatable seatbelt that can reduce the risk of injury to rear-seat passengers in the event of a frontal crash.
Mercedes-Benz debuted the Beltbag on Friday. The automaker told Inside Line to expect it on the next-generation S-Class due to be unveiled in the first half of next year.
Mercedes-Benz is not the first automaker to introduce such a safety device. Ford introduced inflatable rear seatbelts on the 2011 Ford Explorer.
MONTVALE, New Jersey — The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be the first vehicle in the lineup to get the new Beltbag, an inflatable seatbelt that can reduce the risk of injury to rear-seat passengers in the event of a frontal crash.
Mercedes-Benz debuted the Beltbag on Friday. The automaker told Inside Line to expect it to be standard equipment on the next-generation S-Class due to be unveiled in the first half of next year.
Mercedes-Benz is not the first automaker to introduce such a safety device. Ford introduced inflatable rear seatbelts on the 2011 Ford Explorer. At the time Ford said the advanced restraint system was "designed to help reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear-seat passengers, often children and older passengers who can be more vulnerable to such injuries."
Mercedes-Benz said its version of the inflatable rear seatbelt reduces the load on the thorax, the part of the trunk between the neck and the abdomen.
"The multi-layered seatbelt strap has tear seams and can be inflated up to around three times its width by means of a gas generator," the company said in a statement.
It noted that consumers rated it highly for its "good comfort characteristics and extremely soft strap edging."
What´s the point in unveiling it next year? We have seen the interior, the front, and the rear and side profile are almost clear.
Oh the huge grill is nothing to worry about. As long as they aren't drastically changing the grill style like Lexus, lincoln etc. they should be ok. As long as the headlights don't look like the SL...We should be ok.
Scarily enough, there may be validity in this. If you compare the R231 which first appeared in December, that same car looked like this a year ago. Also, the FEP W221 looked a certain way in the fall of 2004 which was almost a year prior to its auto show debut.
Then like this in late August 2011.
W221 Fall 2004
Just a few days ago
Compare these to the recent W222 spy shots and it makes me wonder when it's going to appear. The W221 was unveiled 12 weeks prior to the IAA 2005, so what if this is unveiled in December as well and then appears at Geneva? That's likely and HOPEFULLY not the case, but who knows anyway. Just a theory.
Hmmm..... Sept 12' would be 7 years on the head though which makes you wonder why not now? I really can't see them waiting until Geneva.
They're killing me taking such a long time, i know you're not supposed to rush perfection but seriously these same FEPs have been running around since April and have barely dropped any camo, except on the front end.
Perhaps something internally has gone wrong, which has resulted in minor delays. Like the European economic crisis and also the fact it's replacing both the 10 year-old Maybach and the W221. I'd just consider this a "worst case scenario", so hopefully I'm very wrong and we see this car in no more than 4 weeks.
Actually, we first saw the first FEPs on February 22, so comparing the 8-9 months of FEP on the W221 and the first SL(R231) FEP appearing on December 14, 2010, which was exactly a year before the photos were leaked on December 13, 2011. I'd say that it's really all over the place and what I expected to a July debut at the latest, might not be the case. Who knows really.
Does anyone think the Merc. W222 S. Will have the MMI interface touchpad?
That thing that allows you to write things down instead of mindlessly pushing buttons or a touchpad.
It is present in the Audi A8 D4, I think it's really cool and a nice 'posh' feature, ideal for a big luxury car.
It's a unique feature, but it's equally frustrating to use as well for us impatient folks. Whenever I do drive my father's car, I find it much easier to use the voice recognition as even though the touchpad works much better than smartphones' writing functions, it's more convenient to speak than individually draw letters out. It's highly likely they will offer it in the W222 and if they don't, there might be another substitute.
"If it ain't AMG, forget Merc."
On these last pics it looks very good and sporty.
That is going to be a winner right there. The proportions are so perfectly athletic.