The new executive saloon gets a few minor changes to the front end, with new headlights, more aerodynamic door mirrors and a more pronounced radiator grille. The new S will also get the now obligatory LED running lights in the front bumper.
At the rear the most noticeable changes are to the tail-lights, which now get a cluster of 52 LED lights that, according to Mercedes, “form an unmistakable light signature”. The exhausts have also been integrated into the rear bumper, giving the rear of the new S-class a cleaner look.
The range of available engines has also been updated, with five petrol units and one diesel option all promising lower emissions and better fuel consumption. The range-topping S600 model will get 510bhp from its twin turbo 5.5-litre unit, while the S63 and S65 AMG versions will deliver 518bhp and 604bhp respectively.
Mercedes will also add a hybrid model to the S-class range, but the S400 Hybrid, that was unveiled at the New York show will not go on sale in the UK.