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2020-02-17 15:30

Sean Parker

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Prototypes of the new W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class were spotted in South Africa. The flagship sedan is likely to be officially revealed towards the end of 2020. 

For now, Wheels24 was sent photographs of four vehicles, fully-dressed in camouflage, seen at the Lesotho Border, Fouriesburg, Caledenspoort, Free State according to Wheels24 reader Riaz Ebrahim. 

Ebrahim said: "The convoy of four vehicles were seen leaving Lesotho and should be heading towards South Africa for hot-weather testing, I'm sure."

Car manufacturers frequently test prototype vehicles in South Africa to develop them in hot-weather environments.

Mercedes-Benz has cut its S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models from the range, with the sedan as the lone torchbearer, after the former duo struggled to sell.

Mercedes is also readying the next-generation SL and has an AMG GT model for those customers who want a large two-door Mercedes. 

The S-Class will seemingly feature electronic pop-out door handles already seen in the latest Maybach derivative. The drivers of the prototypes blocked the photographer from taking any snaps of the front of the car and interior. 
 

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Image: Dr Yusuf Dambha 

Ebrahim said the the cars were spotted in Bethlehem on Thursday, 13 February heading out of the town. He said he is sure the next-generation W206 C-Class will also be brought into the country later this year for hot-weather testing.

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Image: Dr Yusuf Dambha 

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Image: Dr Yusuf Dambha 


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