Next Mercedes S-Class Caught Testing

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Mercedes will be packing in plenty of luxury, high-tech features and choice of body styles for its next S-Class lineup.

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been caught doing some cold weather testing just weeks prior to its expected unveiling. Set to debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show, the new S-Class will reportedly be rolled out in five models, made up of three different body styles and wheelbase lengths. One of the main reasons for this extensive lineup is because Mercedes' uber luxury Maybach brand has been discontinued and the S-Class will be "promoted" to help fill the gap.

Because of this, future competitors will also include the likes of the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Bentley Flying Spur. The S-Class coupe variant will feature more aggressive styling as it takes aim squarely at the Bentley Continental GT. There will also be an S-Class convertible. Under the hood, the new-generation S-Class will get modified variants of the current engine lineup: a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 engine rated at 429 hp, a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-12 good for 510 hp, and an AMG twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 getting in the region of 550 hp.

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