Well here it is the new Mercedes Benz S-Type in all its official glory, but just down the road in Stuttgart the Mercedes R&D department have been secretly testing the S-Type Coupe.
This evening, the new flagship for luxurious motoring landed in Hamburg on board an Airbus A300-600 DHL cargo plane. Mercedes-Benz had the new S-Class flown in exclusively from its birthplace in Stuttgart for its world premiere at Airbus in Finkenwerder. At the delivery centre for the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft and a benchmark in travel comfort, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new luxury saloon in front of around 750 international guests from the worlds of politics, industry and media. Flanked by the 20 current Mercedes-Benz models and musically accompanied by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the new top-of-the-line model from Stuttgart rolled across the tarmac as part of a spectacular show. In a dazzling display, it took up its position at the head of the Mercedes-Benz family and drove onto the stage with its first passenger, the global superstar Alicia Keys.
And the S-type Coupe was applauded by our elusive but heroic spy shooter, the S-Type is the true embodiment of a modern luxury saloon: it is an exclusive first-class mobile office akin to a business jet and also an exquisite centre of well-being at the same time. While achieving fuel-consumption and emissions values that appeared utopian just a few years ago even for a mid-size car, it raises the standard for automotive safety equipment to a new level. Continue reading Mercedes Benz S Class Official and S-Class Coupe Spyshot’s→
The 2014 Mercedes C-Class (internally called BR205) has been spotted during its first winter testing and we can show you the clearest photos yet.
As we can see, the prototype is wearing heavy camouflage which makes it really hard to see any lines of the new design but at least the roof line is clearly visible. If we try to look beyond the camouflage at the front we expect there will be some influences taken from the F800 Concept Car shown in Geneva 2 years ago with a more marked front grille. Since the C-Class is the most important car for Mercedes they will not experiment too much with the design, but it still needs to look dynamic and sporty to give both the Audi A4 and the 3-Series from BMW a match.
The new C-Class will not only be offered with various petrol and diesel engines but there will also be a hybrid variant for the first time.
First out in 2014 is the sedan, followed by the wagon six months later. About one year after that we will see a coupe and convertible version as well.
And this time the C-Class will be produced in the US as well, the Alabama plant will build the C-Class alongside the GL and M-Class.
Here are the latest pictures of the upcoming 2012 Mercedes A Class sporting less camouflage than the previous spyshots.
The two cars are undergoing rigourous winter testing in northern Sweden which is reaching the end of its test cycle as its spent a lot of time on the Nurburgring in Germany and was first spotted in 2009.
The car is allready in production prototype from and hints at the final shape which is close to the A Class concept shown in Shanghai in april last year albeit more doors.
Powering the unit is a multitude of petrols ranging from 109 hp to the flagship petrol sporting a 210 hp turbocharged four cylinder along with a similar output diesel range.
Also a AMG variant is in development and expected in middle of 2013 with the above model arriving at the Geneva Autoshow in march.
After stiff competition from BMW and Audi Mercedes are revamping their S Class for 2013.
These spy shots have revealed a slightly longer wheelbase along with a longer low slung profile. Fashion says that it will house an all new LED daytime running lights and indicators.
We expect the nose will follow the SLS styling cues on this model with a broader snout. As far as power unit we expect the following:- twin turbo 4.6L V8 producing 430 HP, a twin turbo 5.5L V12 delivering 520 HP, and an AMG twin turbo 5.5L V8 getting between 550 HP and 600 HP.
Mercedes’ Head of Research and Development, Dr. Thomas Weber, has previously revealed that the new S-Class will also feature a plug-in variant model based on the 2010 Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept capable of 70MPG!
We Expect to see the revealed car possibly 2nd quarter 2012