We've seen weirder camouflage. But despite the fact that this next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class prototype looks like it drove through a garbage bag warehouse, we now have a very clear glimpse at some of the new car's details – namely, the shapely front fascia.

Merc's new flagship takes many of its new design cues from the F700 concept that debuted back in 2007, specifically the larger, more upright grille and the redesigned headlamps that now incorporate LED running lights (just like what we've seen on the new SL and GL models). The big sedan's overall shape doesn't change too much from the car that's currently on sale, though things seem to be a little swoopier for this new generation.

Under the hood, we can expect Mercedes' latest engines to be on tap, including the 4.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 as well as some V6 options. Naturally, an AMG model will follow suit, likely using the new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 in the S63 AMG.

Look for the redesigned S-Class to officially bow later this year.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully the front end isn't overdone like a hyundai, like every car they've come out with since the A-class. I like the current and last two generations of S-class for being sleek, elegant, and stately.
      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      if this car looks anything like the F700 concept in the front, it will be the end of mercedes benz ! that car is hideous ! but i am like the side profile, alot lol
      • 3 Years Ago
      The body side is completely different. Gone are the goofy pontoon fender flares, replaced instead with contours taken almost directly off the current CLS. This is huge improvement IMO.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just spent the day yesterday at a Mercedes-Benz conference - this car will be nothing short of incredible and Mercedes will be delivering some amazing things in the coming years, from product to service to overall experience! Very proud to be associated with, what I feel is, the best overall brand on earth! (Also work with Porsche, Lexus, and others, but really....no one has the blend, balance, and attention to detail to build a perfect car for virtually anyone the way Mercedes does!)
        The Lead Foot
        • 3 Years Ago
        Is that what M-B themselves told you? I haven't seen one car from this manufacturer in the past 10 years that posses the qualities you just described. You're falling way t much for their rhetoric and marketing. I guarantee you ALL auto manufacturers would tell you and convince you of the same thing in terms of their own car line. That's what they do. Don't be a fan-boy. Blend balance and attention to detail?! Seriously? That's straight from a marketing brochure.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @The Lead Foot
          maybe you don't know any people who own some. where i live the taxis are e-classes and they always amaze me of the great comfort and quality.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 3 Years Ago
      The F700 was one of the most hideous things to come out of Stuttgart, ever. Considering the S-class is one of my perennial favorites, I hope to God it doesn't look anything like that. But from what I can see from those spyshots, it's got the stupid-huge grille and headlamps that appear similar to the goofy ones grafted onto the new SL. Not a good look, Mercedes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Outside of the C class and the SLS, Mercedes is just getting demolished by Audi in the styling department. If many of Mercedes designs were being put out by a Chinese or Korean car manufacturer, people would openly mock them. What happened to the great Mercedes designs of old?
        chest rockwell
        • 3 Years Ago
        Have you seen a new CLS or CL rolling down the road? IMO, stunning vehicles. I like Audi, but their A7 and R8 are the only ones that really turn my head by looks alone (big, big fan of the sleeper RS4). I would hardly say they are "demolishing" anyone in the styling department.....
      Mike McDonald
      • 3 Years Ago
      Incredibly unimpressive... hopefully the Pullman will be more interesting than this...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike McDonald
        Well it's S class, not Bentley or RR. It's about ride comfort and gizmos, safety features soon to be found from other cars, not about making sure that everbody knows the size of your bank account.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy front overhang, Batman! Just as ungainly as the SL's...
      • 3 Years Ago
      side profile looks much better compared to the current gen. hope the front is not ugly like the sl
      • 3 Years Ago
      Eh, I'v seen worse ways to camoflouge cars. New S-Class is looking good.
      • 3 Years Ago
      God, I might be alone but need to say that MB getting way behind BMW and AUDI in car design and style. I think current generation looks much better and please stop putting ugly led try lights on this expensive cars. they look like a led pen that i use at home. Can't you guys just put regular foglights made of glass and not plastic. Not sure why they trying to imitate AUDI (audi made those led lights bigger and with purpose), they need fresh ideas and fire chinese designers. :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have no excitement here... it's just gonna be another S class... which is great. anything ground breaking?
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