SPY - 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse (W 222)
The future generation of the S-Klasse flagship is still in the early stage of the development phase and it is not very frequently spotted on the road by spy photographers. Recently, they have managed to grab shots of a test prototype that was exiting a Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center. The car is currently hidden under heavy camouflage, but one can easily observe that the W 222 will slightly grow in size, especially in the overall length. The designers are still working hard to define a unique philosophy and style for the new S-Klasse, so the exterior look of the test models could well become subject to substantial modifications in the period to come. We can only guess that the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz premium limousine will blend together in its final shape decisive elements from the F 700 and F 800 concepts. Engineers of the German carmaker will fit the new car a complete hi-tech package comprising ingenious safety, assistance and telecommunication technologies, solutions and systems, such as the radar-based MAGIC RIDE CONTROL or the advanced Human Machine Interface infotainment unit. The engine lineup will most likely consist of brand new powerplants, most of which will be highly efficient as they are planned to be hybrid. The S 500 version will be powered by the 4.7 liters 435 hp modular V8 gasoline burner, whereas the top-of-the-range S 600 variant could receive an entirely new V12 engine, producing well more the current 517 hp. Check out more revealing spy shots after the jump!
Source of the photos >> Motor Authority
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