The new Mercedes S-Class has been exposed inside and out in the first revealing images of the flagship limousine.
The photos of the 2021 Mercedes S-Class posted by Spanish spy agency Cochespias on Instagram show a car wearing little external disguise – and detailed interior shots – for the first time.
With the mask removed we can now see the new Mercedes S-Class will adopt sleeker headlights and tapered tail-lights that have become the signature for other recent models.
The interior has a futuristic look with a large widescreen digital dash display that sits proud of the dashboard like a tablet.
There appears to be room for a larger than usual heads-up display to be reflected into the windscreen in the driver’s line of sight.
The large vertical infotainment touchscreen swoops up from the centre console.
The car caught in these photos is also fitted with rear infotainment screens.
The spacious cabin has a vast, wide dashboard with minimalist design.
The timing of the 2021 Mercedes S Class is yet to be confirmed, however CarAdvice believes it will be unveiled in Europe later this year and arrive in Australian showrooms some time in 2021.
Based on overseas reports, the 2021 Mercedes S Class will initially be available with a choice of inline six-cylinder petrol and inline six-cylinder diesel power, as well as a plug-in hybrid option. All models are likely to run on a 48V electrical platform.
The other party trick: the new Mercedes S Class is expected to have “Level Three” autonomous assistance, which means the driver will be able to take their hands off the steering wheel for longer periods in ideal conditions, such as a well marked road with good visibility.
Mercedes-Benz Australia declined to comment on the legitimacy of the images or reveal any details about the new model.