First information about the new Mercedes S-Class (W223)
Mercedes-Benz W223: preparing for big changes in 2020
Mercedes has already started working on a new version of the flagship S-Class, which should reach the market by 2020. Here’s what the first information we found about this beautiful premium sedan.
The first thing I would like to draw attention to the design of the model. After a few years the first of a series of global changes that we will see will be associated with the appearance of the limousine. Yes, Mercedes is in accordance with the cycles of updates and improvements to the exterior will use another new form of appearance. With the new edition of the Mercedes is likely to once again usher in a new age of design. At least, I assume the artists who created the first rendering of pictures based on the first rumors about a new model.
Also rumors has allowed to make the assumption that the Germans might withdraw in the near future from the production of the flagship with a standard base. The meaning is this: the extended version of the model (with an extra pair of inches to the rear doors and wheelbase) can become the main version in 2020. Does this mean that the range can be extremely “long”version of the Maybach, or assume an intermediate model between the standard and the Maybach variation, remains anyone’s guess. Clearly only one: the next generation will grow even more in all dimensions (length, width, height) as compared to the current generation W222.
In General, anyway, the new top model, definitely will offer passengers even more space, especially on the second row.
Reducing the weight of the car is quite predictable, though not quite a standard approach: in the new body mass, you will use the carbon and, of course, aluminum. Less weight – more efficiency. If the owners of these cars care.
For the first time: electric model Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The lineup for the first time will include an electric version of the model. The use of clean electric motors must turn the idea of the flagship as models in wasteful and malacologica. Under elektroversiya Mercedes, most likely, will prepare a separate platform, characterized by some elements of protection from the versions with internal combustion engines.
If the electric S-Class will be a kind of experimental, hybrid and variant with 48-volt on-Board grid will become quite ordinary. Mercedes is gradually preparing for full transition to alternative types of drives.
For all the above vehicles will likely be provided by an active pneumatic suspension, which optionally may be supplemented as the monodrive on the rear axle and all-wheel drive. The latter will go with the AMG model.
The third Autonomous driving level for premium
In addition to the development of hybrid variations, the main points of the fundamental changes of the new S-class is a system of Autonomous driving and the latest technologies for driving assistance.
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The driver still needs to monitor and participate in management of the car, but it is assumed that intervention should happen only in emergency.
As for the topic of entertainment – luxury sedan coming soon with the latest version of the infotainment system MBUX.
The new S-Class will be produced at one of the most modern plants of Daimler, with a full production cycle, where use of new production processes and models of cars. Logistics and quality assurance are performed in a fully automatic mode.