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Would You Be Upset If The New S-Class Looked Like This?

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We certainly wouldn't object.

As we've seen from spy shots, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is gearing up for a refresh in the 2020 model year. The Audi A8 has just entered a new generation and the BMW 7 Series has received a significant facelift, so it is time for the S-Class to get an update of its own. From what we've seen so far on camouflaged prototypes, the S-Class will be the latest Mercedes model to borrow styling elements from the new CLS. This styling update will include new headlights, taillights, and a new grille, all of which will have a triangular theme.

Rendering artist Nikita Chuiko has taken a crack at guessing what the production S-Class will look like. We aren't sure when Mercedes will reveal the new car but we believe this rendering could be extremely close to the finished product. The CLS-inspired lights look perfectly at home on the S-Class sedan, making an already handsome sedan look even more attractive. It's a shame the S-Class Coupe and Convertible may not receive a new generation because both would look fantastic with these styling updates.

On the inside, the 2020 S-Class will be massively different than the current car with a giant touchscreen interface on the dashboard. If you hate having buttons all over your car's cabin, this new S-Class may be perfect for you - just be sure to bring a cleaning rag for fingerprints.

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The S-Class will likely come with a wide range of engines, including a new 3.0-liter inline-six mated to a hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrain with over 60 miles of electric driving range. The AMG S63 should also make its return with over 600 horsepower from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. As we already know, the V12-powered S65 model will be discontinued after the current generation.

If the S-Class end up looking like this rendering, do you think it will remain the benchmark for the luxury sedan segment? Or do you prefer either the Audi A8 or the BMW 7 Series?