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SPIED! Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2011-01-10 08:15

SPIED: Mercedes-Benz new flagship is expected to make its debut in 2013

Our spies managed to snap up images of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class that is still in the early stages of development.

The vehicle is undergoing testing at Bosch’s new winter test facility in Austria and is set to be unveiled in 2013.

Though heavily camouflaged, the new model appears to be wider and longer than the current generation S-Class.

The model is expected to receive styling changes influenced by the F700 concept unveiled in 2007.

Under the hood, the German marque is said to be introducing new ‘MoVe' (modular V6 and V8) engines.

As shown in the Vision S 500 plug-in hybrid concept, Mercedes-Benz will offer a hybrid variant of its S-Class that will be capable of covering the 0-100 km/h sprint in less than six seconds while averaging a claimed 3.3l/100kms.

The 6.3-litre V8 derived from the S 63 AMG will be replaced by a twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8. It is also expected that Mercedes-Benz will be discontinuing the V12 engines from the S 600 and S 65 AMG models.

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