Next-Gen Mercedes S-Class Interior Leaked; Has Tesla-Like Central Touchscreen

Next-Gen Mercedes S-Class Interior

Next-gen Mercedes S-Class will likely be launched sometime next year with evolved exterior and heavily updated interior

With the S-Class being considered as the epitome of modern luxury sedans, Mercedes-Benz has already begun work on the next generation model and if earlier spy pictures are anything to go by, we could be in for plenty of surprises. The existing sixth generation S-Class has been around for five years and it will be replaced in about a year.

The exterior of the next-gen S-Class will bear a striking resemblance to the outgoing model and it is all a good thing as it has been outdated yet. It will take an evolutionary form of styling upgrades including revised headlights with new LED graphics, updated taillights, rear bumper with faux exhaust system and other subtle exterior changes.

The interior gets its fair share of updates as well as the minimalist use of physical buttons and handcrafted materials make the S-Class a sumptuous place to be. The cabin is dominated by a large touchscreen infotainment system positioned in tablet-like portrait orientation and the multi-functional steering wheel has a new design this time around.

2018 Mercedes S-Class Facelift

The instrument cluster is brand new with a fully digital interface. With Mercedes-Benz pushing to roll out its electric vehicles across different price range and segments, the S-Class won’t be left out, as a zero-emission EQ S model will sit on the futuristic and modular MEB architecture. It will have advanced autonomous driving tech and the claimed driving range could be close to 500 km on a single charge.

The German luxury carmaker won’t be chucking its current IC engine powered S-Class anytime soon though as the combination of hybrid technology and emission lowering methods would make it relevant for the foreseeable future. It will continue to offer range-topping AMG spec variants and a wide variety of hybrid powertrains across different trims.

As Audi and BMW are on top their game with the A8 and 7-Series respectively and the S90 is making all the right noises, expect Mercedes-Benz to crash the party by further improving the S-Class in its next avatar with a range of driver assistive and safety features.