2017 Mercedes S class is an executive sedan, available in different versions
Mercedes-Benz launched the sixth generation of the S-Class back in 2013, it is their flagship sedan model, and as such, it’s packed with luxury and power. Direct competition comes from the BMW 7-Series, Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ.
We think that there won’t be that much difference to the overall appearance of the new S-Class, but we do know that Mercedes have put a lot of work into reengineering the car, and despite that models have been seen out testing on public roads, Mercedes aren’t quite ready yet to launch the new car.
2017 Mercedes S class Release date
As we’ve already stated, the new S-Class is currently under test conditions on the public highways, but we still don’t expect to see the model released until at least late 2016, perhaps even as late as early 2017.
2017 Mercedes S class release date: early 2017
2017 Mercedes S class Price
Keeping in line with competition and the current pricing structure should mean that the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will start around the $100,000 mark.
2017 Mercedes S class Specs
Starting under the hood, we will see the same range of powertrain options, but tweaked slightly for better mileage and CO2 emissions. This means that the base model will have a 4.7 liter twin turbo V8, capable of producing 449 BHP. We’ll also see a 48V mild hybrid version making an appearance later on in the production run. Mercedes will offer an all-wheel drive as an option.
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2017 Mercedes S class Redesign and changes
We know that Merc have updated and restyled the front and rear bumpers, changed the headlight cluster and redesigned the rear tail lights on the exterior, but there isn’t much more than that; those hoping for significant changes will be disappointed, but we think the current S-Class is pretty stylish as it is.
2017 Mercedes S class Equipment
Mercedes have put a little more effort in to the interior; pretty much everything will be upgraded to make the cabin a nicer and more user friendly place to be.
The instrument cluster will be wider, with a frameless dual screen display. Behind the system will be the updated Mercedes COMAND infotainment system, which will run through the updated touch sensitive controller on the center console, although it is also rumoured that Mercedes are currently working on a version of Gesture Control for the system; it remains to be seen if this will be on the 2017 S-Class.
Finally, there will be other minor tweaks such as a thicker, three spoke steering wheel and upgraded trim materials.
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