2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Spied With Less Camouflage

Gets pop-out door handles and Tesla-like interiors

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  • The new car will replace the sixth-generation S-Class.
  • Design will be in tune with the third-generation CLS.
  • Interiors go Tesla-esque with a huge portrait-oriented touchscreen.
  • Likely to launch in India by late-2021 or early-2022.


Mercedes’ next-gen S-Class has been spied testing in Europe yet again, revealing some more insights about the uber luxurious sedan. The S-Class has always been a car which showcases Mercedes’ innovative technical advancements and the latest one is no different.

 In the latest batch of spy images, the upcoming S-Class has been spotted with pop-out door handles. These are not novel anymore as manufacturers like Tesla, Jaguar, Lexus, and even Porsche are now using them. The next revealing bit from the spy shots is the new headlight design, which looks very similar to what we have seen in the new CLS sedan. The Maybach S-Class has been fitted with something called “digital light” which can project light patterns  on the road, similar to a head-up display. It might not be ready for production yet, but expect the S-Class to come loaded with cutting edge features.


Moving on to the rear, the camouflage doesn't help trace out much, although the taillamps can be seen extending all the way to the trunk lid. The dual exhaust pipes that can be seen in the spy car are purely aesthetic as the exhaust pipe is underneath the driver’s side. The interior shots were leaked earlier and it seems like Mercedes has also jumped on the whole Tesla-esque interior bandwagon, visible from the massive vertically stacked touchscreen central infotainment system.

While there are no details yet on what will finally sit under the bonnet of the next-gen S-class, it is likely to be available with a choice of plug-in hybrid powertrains. It could also get the all-electric treatment and while the regular model is expected to be based on the MRA platform, the EV is likely to be underpinned by the new MEA (Modular Electric Architecture). 

The outgoing (W222 generation) S-Class was introduced back in 2013, and was given an update in 2017. The upcoming (W223 generation) sedan will be manufactured at the carmaker’s factory in Sindelfingen, Germany, and will likely go on sale from 2021 in the United States. Expect the car to hit our shores by late-2021 or early-2022 with a tentative price range of Rs 1.35 crore for the standard version to Rs 3.25 crore (both ex-showroom) for the full blown Maybach variant.

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  • Satwik | 6 months ago Do you know which car had pop up door handles much before the Teslas, Jags and Lexuses? Yes, the Mercedes SLS AMG. 0 Reply

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