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Mercedez Benz News 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Gets Its Exterior and Interior Revealed.. One Of Those Was On Purpose

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

March 18, 2013

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one the mostly anticipated car launches of this year since it breaks new ground in technology and innovation for the entire industry. The new S-Class, codenamed W221 looks to continue that trend as evidenced by some new interior shots released by Mercedes and spy shots of the exterior.

We'll start with the interior. Mercedes-Benz has filled the S-Class with a load of new technologies, the centerpiece being two 12.3 inch high-resolution screens. One takes the place of the gauge cluster while the other is a touchscreen for the infotainment system and climate control via Mercedes-Benz's mBrace2 - a cloud-based entertainment and information delivery system coming out later this year.

The new climate control system, called "thermotronic" features completely autonomous adjustment options for driver and passenger and "active perfuming system," as part of its to individually customize the smell of the vehicle interior. No word if the pine tree air freshener will be one of the smells.

Passengers will be coddled in the S-Class thanks to "energizing" massage (fourteen separate air bladders in the seatbacks) , active seat ventilation with reversing fans, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated armrests (door and center).

Now onto the new S-Class' exterior. Road & Track got their hands on some new spy shots which show the new S-Class in the flesh and it looks to be an evolution of the current design. The new S-Class loses the flared wheel arches on the current model, but gains creases along the side similar to the CLS. Also making an appearance is a massive grille, vertical LED taillights, panoramic roof, and a trunk lid borrowed from the CL.

We'll have more information the S-Class when it makes its official debut in May.

Source: Road & Track, Mercedes-Benz

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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Looks like any other normal high end conservative car. Seems to have noticeable body role. Not a fan of the 3 weird circle tail lights.

Will still be very successful for them. Excess that the ubber rich will be happy to flaunt.

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Looks like any other normal high end conservative car. Seems to have noticeable body role. Not a fan of the 3 weird circle tail lights.

Will still be very successful for them. Excess that the ubber rich will be happy to flaunt.

This seems more of a regular rich person car...the uber rich will go for a Bentley and the mega rich will go for a Roller.. :)

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Looks like any other normal high end conservative car. Seems to have noticeable body role. Not a fan of the 3 weird circle tail lights.

Will still be very successful for them. Excess that the ubber rich will be happy to flaunt.

This seems more of a regular rich person car...the uber rich will go for a Bentley and the mega rich will go for a Roller.. :)

:rofl:

I like your thinking! :P Course they are all ubber rich compared to what I make. :P

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Looks like any other normal high end conservative car. Seems to have noticeable body role. Not a fan of the 3 weird circle tail lights.

Will still be very successful for them. Excess that the ubber rich will be happy to flaunt.

This seems more of a regular rich person car...the uber rich will go for a Bentley and the mega rich will go for a Roller.. :)

:rofl:

I like your thinking! :P

Lots of different price points in the premium segment.. :) The S-class, A8, 7 series, XJ seem rather down to earth compared to the Bentley and Roller..

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Interior awesome, not only best in their class, but it is as good as the Ghost or Flying Spur when you take the technology advantages into account. The current S-class has a good interior, with great build quality but it is simple. This new one has more of a designer feel, it is more exciting.

I love the look of the current S-class, the rear end and wheel arches especially. I like this new rear end too, it has a bit of a Bentley vibe, and a bit CLS, but I wouldn't have minded if the tail lights were a little more like the current car or more horizontal like Benz of old. My only complaint on the exterior is the LED bar with the eyebrow look, that has been done, what they should have done is make the daytime running lights circles (like BMW) but with 3-point stars. No car has daytime running lights in the shape of their logo and they could have been the first.

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Interior awesome, not only best in their class, but it is as good as the Ghost or Flying Spur when you take the technology advantages into account. The current S-class has a good interior, with great build quality but it is simple. This new one has more of a designer feel, it is more exciting.

I love the look of the current S-class, the rear end and wheel arches especially. I like this new rear end too, it has a bit of a Bentley vibe, and a bit CLS, but I wouldn't have minded if the tail lights were a little more like the current car or more horizontal like Benz of old. My only complaint on the exterior is the LED bar with the eyebrow look, that has been done, what they should have done is make the daytime running lights circles (like BMW) but with 3-point stars. No car has daytime running lights in the shape of their logo and they could have been the first.

I like the idea of day time running lights in the shape of the company logo or brand name.

Just imagen a cool outlined GMC, Chevy bowtie shape daytime running light, tri-shield lights, etc. Would be pretty cool.

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Mercedes does sell a dealer installed option for an illuminated grille logo, but it won't turn on while the car is in drive.

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Cadillac could actually use LED light bars to create either the wreath or the wide V they put on cars in the 60s. That would be a lot better than just a vertical light.

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