A fleet of facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been spotted undergoing what appears to be a final evaluation test before going on sale mid year.
Seen with minimal of camouflage, the entourage was consisted of four different variants although it’s hard to tell which models they were. What’s clear though is the external facelift will be minor and limited to slightly modified front and rear fascias, along with restyled headlights.
It’s a different story under the skin, as the new S-Class will benefit from four brand new engines, each based around a modular architecture of 500cc per cylinder. The range will consist of an inline six-cylinder petrol with a 48V electrical system with over 300kW and 500Nm of torque, a diesel with 230kW, a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 delivering more than 350kW and 700Nm and an entry-level 2.0-litre four-cylinder.
The new model will also feature an updated autonomous driving system first seen on the latest E-Class.