Here are the best pictures yet of the facelift of the Mercedes S-class, due to hit the roads early in 2009.
The freshened-up range-topping Mercedes is to battle it out with BMW's all-new 7 Series.
Clearly visible are the new front skirt and fog lights, the differently sculpted bumper, the new mirrors with the more elegant side flashers.
Also new will be the modified layout of the headlights: while the indicators will move to the bottom of the units, LED daylight driving lamps will be fitted to the outer edges of the front lamp units.
A slightly re-designed rear bumper and taillights without the coloured “metal” stripes will round the facelift. Engines, however, will be left unchanged.