With the redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class getting closer to production, the camera-wielding crew over at Autospies somehow managed to get inside of the car to snap some detailed spy shots. As the prototypes continue to shed camouflage, it would appear that Mercedes-Benz is getting closer to unveiling the car, and with the Geneva and New York auto shows coming up, it could be sooner rather than later.

From what we can see of this car's interior, the overall look of the S-Class' cabin isn't a ground-breaking departure from the current car, but it has been completely redesigned with more advanced technology. The styling is now even more upscale with larger swaths of wood, more shapely door panels (without the built-in armrest cubbies) and the concept-like two-spoke steering wheel. The highlight of this car though is probably the two massive digital screens with one being used for driver information and the other used for navigation, audio and infotainment systems. One other detail we noticed about this car is that it was equipped with the new 360-degree camera that debuted on the new GL-Class and will also be used on the 2014 E-Class. We also know that the next-gen S-Class will be getting the new cloud-based MBrace2 infotainment system.

As for the exterior design, it looks like the next S-Class will carry a similar profile as the current car, but we can see through the camouflage that the new styling will fit in better with current Mercedes-Benz products. Up front, the grille is much larger is flanked by aggressive LED-trimmed headlights, while the rear view of the car shows us the LED brake light now at the top of the rear window, a more pointed trunk opening and a more squared-off rear fascia with exhaust outlets pushed to the corners.


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      rmkensington
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like nearly all the controls will be replaced by a lcd screen. Thats rarely a good thing.
        fuzzyfish6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rmkensington
        You're bring kind by using the word "rarely". I really dig the current crop of infotainment offerings (as long as they work properly), but redundant controls are a must.
      inthelv
      • 1 Year Ago
      That looks seriously expensive to fix.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      A 2 spoke steering wheel? Really? Hello 1982.
      Walt
      • 1 Year Ago
      That two spoke steering wheel looks a little 80\'s Cadillac.
      Reno Dillard
      • 1 Year Ago
      While I'm pretty sure the materials are top of the line on the inside, but that dash board and instrument panel looks .........wack. They could have done a better way of implementing the nav/radio/everything else into the over all design of the ip. The 7-Series, LS, A8, and even the XTS, Mks, and Lacrosse have much better ip design.
      Thipps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hello 80's!
      IOMTT
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the badge on the steering wheel was totally obscured, what make would you guess this is? The guy who said late 80s and early 90's Oldsmobuicks etc is right on. Personally I do not like it, I am a huge fan of the analog guage I guess.
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      Less vents more buttons. I miss traditional buttons on cars.
      Snakeeyes
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hate the AC Vents, they look horrible. It seems like they didn't know what to do and just stuck them in there from an old Rolls Royce or something. What were they thinking. The idea of having 2 screens is great but did they have to be aligned like this as if they are sitting on a shelf next to each other. I really hope this isn't the final design on this. The current S Class interior looks way better than this.
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      my god that interior is hideous.
      Autoblogist
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know why that interior says Cadillac to me. Not that a Cadillac interior is a bad thing these days, but the styling doesn't look like the typical tuetonic styling.
        Jerry
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Autoblogist
        It says 1980s Buick to me... Seriously, look up pictures of the 1988 Regal's interior.
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not sure I like the interior. I can appreciate the tech they are trying to introduce with the twin screens. The problem is it looks like they took an old style dash and just jammed some high tech stuff up top. Almost like an aftermarket job. It does not scream new or forward thinking. Maybe it will look better when the finished product is shown but right now it does not seem that great.
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