[UPDATE: Official Interior Photos Added]
Recently, at the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter Zetsche confirmed that the next-generation, 2014 Mercedes S-class would be revealed at a special event in Hamburg, Germany on May 15th.
Fortunately, and thanks to our very skilled spy photographers, we’re able to debut the 2014 Mercedes S-class TWO months early! Here’s the S-class in final showroom trim, during an official photo shoot!
Given the sedate look of the moderately camouflaged prototypes that have been recently spied, we weren’t quite expecting the 2014 S-class to be a stunning car. However, now that we see the final product, as it will appear at the official debut, we’ve got to hand it to the Mercedes-Benz camouflage engineers as they’ve done a commendable job hiding what a handsome car the new S-Class has turned out to be.
Overall, the new Mercedes-Benz seems quite a bit more streamlined and smoothed out than the current S-class. An enormous grille, reminiscent of the one on the F700 concept, is gracing the 2014 model, along with some LED-bedazzled headlights. An equally impressive set of LED tail lights grace a much sleeker looking rear end.
Another big difference we see is the departure of the large, awkward-looking fender flares found on the current S-class.
Other details that jump out are the sculpted doors, with two strong character lines, a large glass roof, cross-drilled brake rotors and some very slim, integrated exhaust tips.
Just like the current model, the new S550 will get its power from a twin-turbo V8, and the S600 will feature a twin-turbo V12. For the AMG line, the S63 and S65 will also be released after initial launch, along with diesel and hybrid models. A diesel-electric plug-in hybrid variant may also be in the works.
In addition to the sedan in our photos, an S-class coupe and convertible will be offered. In an effort to replace the now defunct Maybach brand, an extended-wheelbase, high luxury S-class Pullman model will also join the lineup.
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