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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class teased, will debut later in 2020

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Mercedes-Benz has officially teased the 2021 model year Mercedes-Benz S-Class which shows the front end of the vehicle sans camouflage. The brand has also revealed through their social media platform that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is planned to make it world premiere in the second half of 2020.

The teaser image which reveals the front of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class internally known as W223 features new LED headlamps with inverted tick mark style LED daytime running lights, a chrome-accented grille with three prominent blades and a centre spine, wide air dam on the front apron with chrome inserts, flared rounded wheel arches and a muscular bonnet with raised ridges that blend towards the shoulder line. 

Earlier this month the luxury sedan was spotted testing with minimal camouflage and its interior was also spied. The spy shots revealed that the S-Class now features sharper and sportier styling with new wraparound LED taillamps on the rear that reverberate with the new E-Class. 

Interior spy shots of the 2021 S-Class also reveal that the car is likely to receive a landscape-oriented instruments cluster, sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel with controls, vertically-oriented central infotainment screen with most control integrated into the touchscreen, horizontally lined air-con vents on the dash top, individual screens on the rear, armrest integrated control panel etc. 

In the engine department, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is likely to feature multiple powertrain options including petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains with mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions on offer. Reports in the past have suggested that the brand is likely to axe the V12 engine variant on the S600 trim. 

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be produced at the brand’s Sindelfingen manufacturing facility which will be sharing its production line with the Mercedes-Benz EQS in 2021. The production is likely to commence from September 2020 at ‘Factory 56’ in Sindelfingen Germany. 

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is expected to be launched in India next year but the intended timeline could be disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.