2014 Mercedes Benz S Class is nearing completion. Now, the latest prototype undergoing hot weather testing wearing the least camouflage yet. You can see new LED daytime running lights and indicator which on the new model appear to be at the top of the headlight. The grille is also completely revealed and appears much larger than the unit on the outgoing car. Previous shots showed the interior almost completely undisguised, revealing a blend of modern and traditional elements. The most striking feature in the cabin is the new twin-spoke steering wheel design. Release Date of 2014 Mercedes Benz S Class early next year. The new car will continue the S Class’ tradition of debuting the latest in automotive technology.
The aim of the technology, Mercedes says, is accident free driving, which could become a reality within the next decade. Other new technologies include active brakes with cross traffic monitoring, rear accident injury minimization and new lane keep technology that can read broken as well as solid lines. The car will also be the first with LEDs used entirely, including in the vanity mirrors. 2014 Mercedes Benz S Class looks to be slightly longer than the outgoing model and should come packed with a range of fuel efficient engines as well as a new plug-in hybrid option, though this latter option is unlikely to be available at launch. The new S550 should come with a 429-horsepower twin-turbo V-8, while the S600 should pick up a new iteration of the automaker’s twin-turbo V-12 with around 510 horsepower on tap.
The eventual S63 AMG model will get a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 with around 550 horsepower to play with. Weber has also previously revealed that the plug-in hybrid powertrain from the 2009 Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept will also appear in the W222 series S Class. The technology promises 0-60 mph times of less than 6.0 seconds but with fuel economy of 70 mpg or better. Look for a reveal of the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class early next year, ahead of a sales launch next summer.
source : motorauthority