Leaked by a Saudi-Arabian website some two weeks, the new silhouette image mainly shows the multi-beam LED headlamps alight with the same design, while the updated grille of the undisguised snaps stands in relation with that of the phantom pictures released by Mercedes-Benz.
While no engine details were specified, the three-pointed star has only stated that the S-class will employ a range of several new in-line six petrol and diesel engines, as well as a new bi-turbo V8 and plug-in hybrid with an all electric range of 50 km. Additionally, certain models will also receive a mild-hybrid setup as previewed in Geneva last month by the four-door AMG-GT concept.
As has been the case with previous S-class generations, the newcomer will feature a full-range of new or revised safety and in-car tech such as Remote Parking Assist, Distronic Active Proximity Assist, Active Steer Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and ability to speed-up automatically in stop/start traffic.
Also new, the S-class can now predict driver behaviour using map and navigation data, while the standard issue camera and radar systems have been further improved for a better view of the surrounding traffic.
More details are expected to emerge closer to the S-class unveiling in Shanghai.