2020 Mercedes Benz S Class Reviews
Lucky number seven for the Sonderklasse
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the spearhead of the German car maker in terms of luxury and luxury, offering the latest in technology, styling and interior features. With history dating from the early 70s, the latest sixth generation for the flagship sedan model (also known as W222) was reintroduced in 2013, which means it is time to redesign the surface. With that in mind, we pulled out a TopSpeed crystal ball, drew rendering on top of the image, and wrote a speculative review of exactly what the next S-Class could bring to the table.
2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exterior
• Updated Exterior Styling
• Looks More Aggressive
• Still Got That Demeanor “Land Yacht”
• All-LED light
• Wheel Size Up to 20 Inches
• Only Four Doors Body Style Offered
• The Exterior Dimension is Larger than Previously
The exterior style that the new S-Class brings is very important to Mercedes, as it showcases the latest style pieces of the brand and sets the tone for upcoming styling model updates. And while Mercedes does offer a range of concept cars for inspiration, the production version will definitely be more “production-friendly.”
That said, we do not think the new S-Class will look boring – just the opposite. The front end will most likely get a more aggressive fascia, similar to what we see in the latest CLS and A-Class, with new lamphouses being redecorated into sleeker designs and retractable shapes, daylight C-shaped lights, new grille with a hexagonal shape, and a larger lower inclusion. It looks low and sleek, and certainly adds a bit of passion for the aesthetics of Mercedes. And do not forget the polished three-star badges on the hood.
Moving to the side we find a traditional three-box profile, although the hood line is slightly longer and gets a short overhang, while the rear trunk is extended out with a long overhang. The window line curves upward toward the B-pillar and uses chrome strips to expand, while the rearview mirror is offset in black and utilizes the integrated LED turn signal. The size of the mill wheel will start from 18 inches and has a diameter of up to 20 inches.
At the rear, we expect the S-Class to get a square tail with excessive horizontal design elements, plus sharp taillights in the corners and twin exhausts. Additional chrome and black trims will be added in the usual places. LED lights will be used throughout, including new LED taillights.
Outside of fresh aesthetics, the S-Class 2020 will only be available as a four-door sedan, while the two-door S-Class Coupe and S-Class Cabriolet convertible will get an ax with a turn of the generation. Merc hopes the move will simplify the offer of the lineup, and besides, a car of this size would need more than two doors.
Speaking of size, the S-Class 2020 is estimated to be slightly dim in dimensions, adding extra thickness compared to current models in terms of width, length, and length of the hoodline. The altitude will also see a slight decline to give it an extra sporty stance. And do not forget the variant models like the Longbase and Maybach and Pullman models, both of which will add larger sizes.
See Also :
- 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Reviews
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Review
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Reviews
2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior
• Horizontal Element Design
• Fresh Design
• Latest Infotainment and Security Technology
• Wood, Aluminum, And Piano Cut Black Bits
• Four Maximum Chairs
• 2 + 2 Seats Also Possible
• Digital Gauge Cluster
• Large Infotainment Screen
• The ability of Autonom Level 3
• The Interior Room Is Bigger Also
Without a doubt, the greatest power of the S-Class should be its interior. From luxurious nuances, to cutting-edge technology, to expensive materials, this is the place where luxury luxury claims from Merc really start, because the S-Class leads the charge for the rest of the German manufacturer’s lineup.
Like the exterior, the new S-Class will offer a new interior specification as well, shaking fresh aesthetics coinciding with the turn of the generation. This design will likely incorporate further horizontal elements, with the top rack material strip reaching about from the dash and to the door. Passengers sitting in the back will get their own infotainment items to play, while soft-touch coatings will adorn virtually any unfinished surface in wood, black piano lacquer, or aluminum trim.
While four seats will be standard (two in front and two at the back), it also allows Merc to offer a SL model with 2 + 2 seating arrangements.
At the front of the infotainment, it is expected to see the head-up display for the driver, equipped with an ultra-wide digital measuring screen (otherwise known as the digital cockpit) just behind the steering wheel and trimmed wood. The MBUX infotainment system will once again be used, as previewed by the current A-Class.
And while all of the features we expect to see in the current model, these seven genes will also feature new infotainments and technological improvements, all of which are expected to be used across the board of Merc in the years after their debut on the S-Class.
Most notably, the S-Class will also bring an even higher level of autonomy, which makes perfect sense when you consider that Audi has just released a Level 3 feature with A8 2019, one of the S-Class’s main competitors.
The S-Class currently offers things like active distronic and Active Steer Assist cruise controls, both of which will see significant updates. That said, we’re pleased to see how close the S-Class will get full autonomy, a goal that Mercedes says has been pursuing for years now. Merc calls its Drive Pilot system, and it also comes with an E-Class. However, expect to see the latest advancements in the very expensive Merc sedan before the rest of the range.
Finally, the larger exterior dimensions of the S-Class will be translated into expanded cabin space as well, with more space for front and rear passengers (especially at the rear.In fact, Merc can sacrifice the front space for even more space behind ).
2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Powertrain
• More Power, Lower Fuel Consumption
• Three Engine Option Allows
• Six Cylinders, Eight Cylinders, 12-Cylinders
• Any Option May Get a Lightweight Hybrid Upgrade
• Automatic Gearbox Nine Speed Throughout Reach
• RWD As Standard, AWD As Available Options
• The All-Electric Model Is Also A Possibility
• New Architecture Below
• Lose Weight
• Adaptive Suspension Components
Under the hood, we expect the S-Class to once again offer up to three engine specifications, each of which will gain more power and lower fuel consumption than the current equivalent. An automatic nine speed will be a du jour transmission across the lineup, while the RWD will come as standard with 4Matic AWD will be offered as an available option.
Installed in front will be a six-cylinder turbocharged, eight-cylinder turbocharged, or (finger cross) breathing-twin-turbo V-12, the latter that will only see availability on top-trim AMG models.
As a benchmark, the current lineup of engines for the S-Class includes a 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, a 4.0 liter V-8 that makes 463 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque , and the 6.0-liter V-12 makes 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque
Rumors say that the current double-turbo V-6 will be replaced by a new six-cylinder, ultra-fine-fluffy six-liter turbo, with more than 3.0 liters of displacement and extra power compared to the current V-6 unit.
When it comes to mpg, efficiency must be as high as before, especially with the standard start-stop system on the board.
Also look for the return of the hybrid S-Class model, which can get a bit of battery-powered help through the use of an electric motor mounted in the transmission, plus a 48-volt power system.
In fact, as Merc moves closer and closer to the target to improve hybrid efficiency, every model in the S-Class lineup can come with some sort of mild hybridization. There may even be a plug-in model on the table.
For reference, the Mercedes-Benz S 560e model recently introduced a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo and an electric motor powered by a 13.5-kWh battery, which combined to create 362 horsepower, 369 pound-feet torque, and a sub-5 seconds of 0 to 60 mph. It will also travel 31 miles while operating in all-electric steering mode without emissions.
It may even be that Mercedes is thinking about the idea of the all-electric S-Class as well, though that’s unlikely given Merc’s progress needed to make it work well for this segment. The electric vehicle must be at the destination, but the problem for now includes the comfort factor (long charging time, low distance, etc.) and the required space (large battery packs tend to take up some critical interior space), the only ones that are not in tune with the S-Class attitude.
Under the skin, the new S-Class will shake new platforms from Merc’s latest MRA architecture. Managing substantial car weights will be a standard Magic Body Control suspension, which actively scans the road ahead for deviations, anticipating shocks with change dampers to smooth the vehicle. Finally, we think the new S-Class will reduce its weight, despite the increase in exterior dimensions.
Price Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2020
Look for the debut of Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2020 next year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with a sales date to follow soon after.
The price should start around $ 90,000, considering the current model starts at $ 89,900 for the S-450 supported V-6.