• Dec 18, 2008
The current Mercedes S-Class is getting the nip/tuck treatment, and when the newer, younger looking car arrives in mid-2009 -- as a 2010 model -- it will come with an Audi-esque band of LED daytime running lights below the headlamps, and a Porsche-esque band of LEDs in the lower front fascia. Out back, the rear lamps get a much slicker treatment in basic red and white. And for the interior, SPLITVIEW will make it's split-personality entrance so that passengers can watch movies without being disturbed by all that driving going on in the next seat. Thanks for the tip, Jordan!
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      • 6 Years Ago
      I can see SPLITVIEW setting off marital spats:

      Wife: "You just touched Jennifer Aniston's boob! You worm!"

      Husband: "I was just adjusting the climate control! Honest!"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those rearview mirrors do not fit the overall shape of the car. Did they change the shape of the headlights too? Something looks wrong on this car now. I think it looks much better at the moment.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Improved.

      Still, I must admit being more fond of the previous gen S-Class's exterior.

      Love the current ones though. Hoping to see the 5.5L with direct-injection debut on this 2010 S550 and the 2010 E550.
      • 6 Years Ago

      I prefer the stately look of the older S-Classes. The current one lacks the aristocratic feel. Hope Merc will return to the earlier looks with the next all new model.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It seems the like current S-class just came out yesterday.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The previous poster is correct, the S-Class needs to have a stately look. This type of car need to have a strong road presence, think Rolls Royce Phantom or Bentley Arnage. The S-Class (and 7 series BMW) must stand out amongst lesser cars the way a mansion would stand out in the suburbs. Large, strong and massive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        While I agree the S-Class should be stately, it's also a very popular taxi car in Germany. Walk out of Tegal airport in Berlin and you'll see dozens of brand-new light beige E-Class and S-Class taxis.

        So while it might be exotic in places like the US or Africa, it's just a "Cadillac" in Europe. It's no where near a Rolls Royce.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Led lights under the headlights for Audi = way cool
        Merc = not cool
      • 6 Years Ago
      I actually like the current taillights better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wish they didnt steal the Audi LED look... :(
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1. it looks better on Audi's vehicles anyway