2014 Mercedes S-Class Spied During Winter Testing

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

This camouflaged prototype of the Mercedes-Benz flagship sedan was spied during its cold winter testing.

Instead of revealing the new S-Class at last year’s Paris Motor Show, Mercedes teased sculptures showing off new, smooth flowing lines. These spy-photos indicate that, thanks to camouflage along the sides of the car, that the new design is certainly on its way, but still well under wraps.

The spy photos don’t show much more of the new car. It’s likely that the same headlight design that is on the 2014 E-Class, and other new Mercedes vehicles will be on this model, and we can see the new standard LED headlights through the front-end camouflage.

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Expect for the most radical changes to be on the inside, and with the tech. There will be plenty of new safety tech such as DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist, which automatically helps the vehicle stay in its lane and even follow other vehicles in front in slow moving traffic.

With the Maybach line of vehicles no longer in production, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class will have up to 9 different variants, including a Pullman limo with rumors of both two-door and four-door coupes.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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  • Invalid-Username Invalid-Username on Feb 08, 2013

    LOL...This competes with the new Lexus LS? Good luck, Mercedes. It looks like the old S class, but with the goofy SL look grafted on. Oh wait, people will still buy it even if it breaks down daily and looks like crap because it's German.

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    • Invalid-Username Invalid-Username on Feb 12, 2013

      What a weird comment. You begin by dismissing my statement about the car's looks (though it was subjective as I was mainly talking about dimensions), and you follow that up with a little rant about how beautiful 1970s S classes are. I find it ironic how you dismissed a supposedly subjective claim with an argument that is more like a list of subjective claims. Funny, since you were being so subjective anyways, why didn't you mention modern S classes? Is it because even Mercedes cock riders think they look shitty too? Anyways, Lexus is the most reliable car on the planet (Porche is 2, Toyota is 3), Mercedes isn't even top 20. They better provide more comprehensive warranties than Lexus. Oh wait, they don't, they just offer a longer washer fluid change plan ahaha. As for seeing more S classes on the road, this depends on your area of the world. In Canada, the LS outsells the S class, and in most of the US it does as well (though their sales are almost exactly even there). I bet you haven't even seen the new LS. Funny thing is that it's only a face lift and it looks like a much more radical change than Mercedes "Redesign." oh well, i don't blame Mercedes. From the crap I hear from German car fans, those companies can put crap on a plate, and you'd still by it

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