2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior and Exterior Spied

Words John Clark | December 10, 2012
The 2013 Mercedes S-Class was spied testing in Spain over the weekend with less camouflage, revealing new details
Words John Clark December 10, 2012

Our good friends over at GMotors caught the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class testing in Spain. The latest spy photos reveal new details and overall shape thanks to the minimal camouflage.  Also appearing on the test vehicle is a new line starting from the headlights, going back to the rear door.

From the interior photos, we can see a new instrument panel with two large LCD screens, one of the screens replaces the regular analog instruments while the other one is a touchscreen display for controlling entertainment, navigation, climate and communication.

As previously reported, engine options will include a wide range of diesel and petrol units. A plug-in hybrid with a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine and a 60bhp electric motor is also rumoured.

Radar based Distronic PLUS with Steering Assist, which helps the driver to maintain the desired distance in stop and go traffic, steering Wizard, which uses cameras to detect lane markings and vehicles ahead and makes the car drive at slower speeds are a few of the technical features on the new S-Class. There is also Brake Assist PLUS with crossover wizard, which uses camera and radar sensors, helping to prevent rear-end collisions, new Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS, Traffic sign assistant, Night View Assist PLUS and new Parking Assistant will park your car automatically, taking over even the brakes.

Our thanks to Andrus and GMotors for the photos.