According to the spy photos which have recently been revealed on the Saudi Shift website, we can inform you that the new S-Class, which has always represented a symbol of luxury, is going to hit the market in 2018. It will undergo minor changes and improvements, mostly in terms of exterior and technology.
When it comes to exterior of the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class, you should probably not hope for any significant changes. It will, however, undergo minor upgrades and rework, especially in the front fascia. For instance, you will notice a new grille, a redesigned bumper with larger air intakes below. All of these front features will give the new S-class a wider, more massive and more stable appearance. It will be standing on 20-inch alloy wheels. When we talk about innovations, the new S-Class will get redesigned headlights that will be using the Matrix LED technology. This technology is better known as Multibeam LEDs by Mercedes. In the back part of the car, there will also not be any drastic updates and the taillights will keep the similar shape as the one seen on the current model. You will also notice a strip of chrome that will be linking the redesigned exhaust tips, but most of the other features will remain unchanged.
The interior of the 2018 S-Class simply promises luxury and comfort. You can expect the latest infotainment, entertainment and safety systems. It will all be presented through various screens found on the dashboard and center console. You will get a large digital display in the instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touch screen with the latest infotainment system. There will also be a redesigned three-spoke steering wheel. We have been informed that the interior of the new S-Class will be available in three new interior design combinations of colors while the energy-saving LED interior lighting will come in 64 color options. However, probably the most interesting feature includes the innovation which is called ‘Drive Pilot’. It is a self-driving system where the driver only monitors the activity while the car drives on its own in different conditions and situations. The new S-Class will also get automatic braking and many other safety and driver assist features.
The 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class will come with an improved engine and more than one option is being considered. One of them includes the 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 which will replace the current 4.0-liter. Such an engine will be able to deliver 463 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The other possible version could come with the 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that produces 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The plug-in hybrid S-Class is also being considered, but this is just a rumor.
2018 Mercedes Benz S-class Release Date and Price
The 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class is probably expected to hit the market sometime in the second half of 2017. We have not got any information about price details yet, but the estimated price of a base version is $98,000 before options.
September 4, 2017