2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Caught in Production Trim | Edmunds.com

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Caught in Production Trim

Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was caught during a photo shoot in full production trim.
  • An official reveal event is planned for May of this year in Germany.
  • The large sedan has many of the styling elements introduced on the recently refreshed Mercedes E-Class sedan.

STUTTGART, Germany — The redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was caught during a photo shoot in full production trim. The absence of camouflage reveals a shape that is a clear evolution of the current design rather than a radical departure.

Up front, the grille is more prominent while the lights incorporate LED markers along with two large lenses that will house even more LED bulbs. In fact, Mercedes has already announced that this S-Class will be the first production vehicle that does not use a single traditional light bulb.

The advanced headlights will be able to stay on their high beam setting without blinding other drivers while the taillights will dim slightly at night to reduce glare for vehicles driving behind it.

All the sharp edges on the current model have been softened on this S-Class. The aggressive front airdam looks like it might be part of a sport package, although it blends well enough to function as the standard setup. The bulging fenders of the current models are gone, replaced by a more sculpted housing for the front wheels and virtually no extended bodywork over the rear wheels.

And finally, the bustle back rear end has been toned down so the trunk is less prominent and the cutlines are no longer visible from the side.

The official unveil of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is scheduled for May, with U.S. sales expected to start in the fall.

Edmunds says: Nothing radical here, but this version of the S-Class does look like a tasteful upgrade to the busy styling of the current model.


  • carfreak13 carfreak13 Posts:

    looks pretty good. I would probably still choose the jaguar XJ.

  • nismo2z nismo2z Posts:

    Same LEDs in the headlights as a Chrysler 200. It's in good company....

  • dieseltc dieseltc Posts:

    The obnoxious, cartoon-like lines of the aughts are finally fading away. The 5 series as one example and now the S Class. Finally, some classic lines that will endure for more years than before. Some will call it boring but it's good for the eyes and good for the pocketbooks when it comes time to sell.

  • rs690r rs690r Posts:

    I have loved every mercedes s class to date, this one included i have been waiting patiently to see it. I know as does everybody that i will retain the crown as the king of large luxury sedans. the s class always make a statement its just gorgeous and innovative and i am sure many will try to imitate the toys but wont come close the 7 series, LS, XJ, and A8 wont hold a torch to this one. every time any of the drivers of the said competitors see it on the road they will run down to their nearest mb dealer and wait in line to purchase a copy of the king of luxury.

  • ahaase ahaase Posts:

    Hoping to pick up a S550 in Singelfingen first week of September. Dealer not sure if it will be available. Not happy with their current 7 speed transmission but I'm reading we'll see a 8 or 9 speed in the new car. All L E D lights will be interesting, if they are very dimable.

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