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Old 14th July 2009, 13:11   #1
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It's too early to think about the next-gen S-class for us as facelifted S-class is still to reach the market. But 'Auto Zeitugn' has already relased the CGI of the 2013 S-class.

It's not at all sure whether the next-gen S-class will look so, but since many of the discussion forums & blogs have vitnesed the logest thread for the W221 S-class before its launch, I take the previlage to start a thread on TeamBHP for the 2013 S-class to break another record.
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Nope, I don't think they've gotten it right this time. Firstly, Mercedes themselves may not have finalised on the design. Second, it looks way too similar to the W221. More like an evolution rather than an entirely new platform.
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The headlights look like something they have done on the E Class.
Not too good.
Some bigger pics/scoops would reveal the exact thing i guess.
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The modern day take on the BMW Isetta (also on the cover) attracts my attention more than the Merc. Should make for an interesting product.
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Entire W222 & V222 S-Class Lineup Could Be Hybrids

Mercedes-Benz, caught like other automakers in a regulatory squeeze to post higher fuel efficiency, may make the next generation of its flagship S-Class sedans all hybrids, a company official said Monday.

It would be the first time an entire conventional model line has been converted to an alternative powertrain. So far, gas-electric hybrid powertrains have come as options or in a handful of one-off models, such as Toyota's Prius, aimed at eco-conscious shoppers.

The conversion could make sense for a line such as the S-Class. The German automaker just started offering a hybrid in the line and, unlike most hybrids, the model is not at the top price-wise. At $87,950, the S400 Hybrid is $3,650 less than the non-hybrid V-8 S550. Next week, Mercedes will unveil a prototype plug-in hybrid version of the large sedan at the Frankfurt (Germany) Motor Show.

The Vision S500 Plug-in Hybrid, as it will be called, would allow owners up to 18 miles of electric-only driving before the gas engine kicks in. The car's lithium-ion battery pack could be recharged in as little as two hours. And Mercedes says the system it is developing now will fit in all of its future large and midsize cars and SUVs.

"The modular configuration is so versatile that we're seriously exploring the possibility of equipping the next generation S-Class models entirely with hybrid drivelines," said spokesman Dan Barile. The next generation of the S-Class is due in 2014.

The exact form it could take — such as variations of today's gas-electric hybrid, diesel-electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids — has not been determined.

While hybrid systems are costly, the higher prices of Mercedes vehicles could help it absorb the cost to outfit a line. There's another advantage, too: "Let the rich people pay for the (research and development) and get the price down for the rest of us," said Paul Scott, co-founder of Plug In America.

The race to offer plug-ins is heating up. General Motors' Chevy Volt extended-range plug-in and Nissan's all-electric Leaf are slated to make their debuts as early as next year.

Even if gas prices don't climb back into the stratosphere, automakers are under pressure to increase fuel economy. The Obama administration announced in May that it's setting a national fuel-economy standard of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, up from today's standard of about 25 mpg. While most automakers endorsed that, it's leading to an industry scramble to find alternative technologies.

Source: GermanCarZone.com
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Mercedes-Benz started the test of their next generation S-class which due to launch in 2013. Being S-class, they shouldn't make any mistakes, right! Here is the spy photos released by worldcarfans.com.

Source: 2013 Mercedes S-Class Mule First Spy Photos
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Bad attempt at trying to conceal the front grill, with that boxy looking metal frame thats been put onto the front end.Not much seems to have changed, probably the exhaust pipes(?).
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the tail lights look hideous. they should try for a different design for 2013.
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I see a whole host of new Body curves. Lets wait and watch. Hoping for something revolutionary.
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It's just a Mule guys, but see the lines of the doors which show a little flater than the present series. More over the rear doors also look longer.
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Here are the first spy shots of the next Mercedes S Class:

2013 Mercedes S-Class Mule First Spy Photos
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The side profile looks a lot like the W212.
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Looks a lot more evolutionary than revolutionary that the current 212 is.
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I just hope they are not seriously considering to bring that tail lamps in the car that rolls off the production line. Anyways, fingers crossed for the 222.

Agree with karlosdeville, the Beemer is sure a looker !
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I'd give anything for a *classic* looking S Class again. The W221 may be the flavour of the season, but I find it terribly quirky and the design will age quickly too. Compare that to the timelessness of the W126, W140 and even the W220. The W221 will look outright weird even 10 years down the line.

The W222 seems to borrow heavily from the 221's stance. Just hope these are test mules for the mechanicals, and the actual design is clean.
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