In 2013, Mercedes launched the W222 S-Class and at the time blew everything out of the water. Competition such as the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series are arguably still behind and the gap between them is only set to widen. Expected by the end of this a year is the facelift S-Class and shortly after the revised Coupe and Cabriolet variants.
The refreshed flagship is believed to be receiving a few minor tweaks to the interior and exterior as well as enhancements under the hood. Subtle changes to the headlights and taillights are anticipated and it should receive the MULTIBEAM LED headlamp technology to improve the already very impressive lighting system which can currently highlight pedestrians, signboards and bend around corners. Inside the two 12.3 inch screens should be rehoused by a single pane of glass like on the E-Class making the interior feel just that bit more classy. Most of the engines should receive power and fuel consumption improvements.
Most importantly it will receive Daimlers latest and greatest autonomous tech to put it on par with that found in the Tesla. The car should be able to change lanes and keeps itself in lane for longer without intervention than the current model. It is expected to combine sensor information as well as map data to aid it around corners making it one of the most advanced in the world.
Overall the facelift S-Class should be a continued improvement of a car already dominating the market. The current model has impressed me for not only it’s technology but also build quality and refinement and I expect nothing less for next year’s refresh.
Article written by Life About Cars new author Dieclassylife
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