The facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class is expected to be revealed in April 2017.
The tech-laden Mercedes-Benz S-Class is due for a facelift and it’s expected to be fully revealed in April 2017, according to reports. The flagship S-Class will rival products such as the BMW 7 Series and new Audi A8, which is expected to be shown in the next few months.
Much of the safety and assistance systems introduced on the new E-Class will be carried over into the facelifted S-Class, but will be expanded to include new functionality. The S-Class is also expected to receive minor exterior design updates which may include revised bumpers headlights and taillights. Some changes to the interior are also likely.
More importantly though Mercedes-Benz will introduce a newly developed inline-six M 256 petrol engine with a 48 V electrical system, electric auxiliary compressor and an integrated starter-alternator. This unit will provide similar performance to a V8 engine but will be more fuel efficient. This new engine will offer in the region of 300 kW and 500 Nm of torque.
The firm will also introduce the “most powerful passenger-car diesel engine in the history of Mercedes-Benz”. This new inline-six OM 656 turbodiesel engine features two-stage exhaust turbocharging and variable valve timing with a power output of about 230 kW.
A new 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine with at least 350 kW and 700 Nm of torque is also expected in the facelifted S-Class and it is said to be 10 percent more efficient than the engine it replaces thanks to cylinder deactivation.
Official details will be revealed in coming weeks and we will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.
*Pictured is the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG by Performance Studio.
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