Now that the Mercedes S-Class has undergone its requisite mid-life revision, next up comes a full refresh of the model, likely due late in 2012 as a 2013 model. Giving you a very small glimpse of what to expect from the luxury sedan, spy photos of the next-generation S-Class have emerged, although heavy masking and false body paneling reveal most of the model’s design elements.
In terms of power, look for the 2013 S-Class to note a range of more fuel efficient engines, with Mercedes’ new direct injection power plants providing a solid range to work with. The 2011 CL-Class should serve as a good starting point of what we can look forward to under the hood, with the addition of a new plug-in option based on the Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid. Of course, look for both S63 AMG and S65 AMG models as well.
Other than that, not much is known regarding the 2013 Mercedes S-Class, but stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted as new details are revealed. In the meantime, you can check out more 2013 S-Class spy photos in the gallery below, or head over to Gmotors for the full article. And before I go, a special thanks to Andrus for the tip.