by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

SPY: The 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W 222) hits the fast curves of the Ring

Mercedes-Benz will unleash the new S-Class in one-year time, at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. As always, the sovereign limousine is expected to be a brilliant piece of the thoroughbred German engineering.

The flagship sedan from Stuttgart is bound to impress and rewrite the rules once again with the advent of the new W 222 generation, that's said to incorporate the company's ultimate technologycal package. We have previously reported that Mercedes-Benz will a revolutionary interior for the new S-Class, and a while ago, we saw a test mule of the futuristic dashboard. Another tough point of the car is announced by the premiere of the MAGIC RIDE CONTROL, a radar-based management system that is able to read the road ahead and react by adjusting the dampers to offer a smooth, comfortable travelling.

The new S-Class will also mark the reveal of the intelligent Human Machine Interface infotainment system, which will enhance the driver-car interaction and send in-car communication to an unprecedented level. Another breakthrough coming with the new S-Class is the PRE-SAFE PULSE system, that anticipates a lateral crash and takes action to move all the passengers inside towards the centerpart of the vehicle by using the sidebags fitted in the seats to push them in the desired direction. Reminiscent of the ESF 2009 Concept is the Braking Bag, tipped to become reality at the introduction of the new S-Class in late 2012. This gimmick is designed to improve braking efficiency and reduce the number of front collisions. If it wasn't enough, engineers will release a new generation of the Lane Keeping Assist on the new W 222, which, at the touch of a button, is capable to judge the traffic around the car and initiate the manouevre of changing the lane only when there's sufficient space for that.

Sticking to the latest scoops, the prototype spotted at Nurburgring has obviously lost some of the camouflage. While it's still early to make any fair judgement, the general shape seems to be pointing to this design proposition that appeared towards the end of last year.

Enjoy the shots!

Photos: Motor Authority

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