As evidenced by how little camouflage the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been caught wearing lately, it can't be too much longer until the car will get its official debut. In our newest shots of the yacht-sized luxo sedan, the cladding still covers up the headlights, front fascia and most of the rear end, but we finally have an almost undisguised look at the rest of the car's lines.

Considering previous spy shots had more camo that better (or fully) concealed the S-Class' body, some of the more obvious things we see in these images include the prominent grille, the CLS-Class-inspired bodyside creases, the pointed trunk opening and, most interestingly, a lack of fancy exhaust outlets. Unlike other S-Class prototypes we've seen, this car does not have integrated outlets, but it does have two pipes on the left side of the car. All current S-Class models in the US and Europe feature a dual exhaust layout on each side of the car, so while some of our questions about the car get answered, it would appear that more are just arising.


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      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really wish MB would just reveal the car......I have been hearing so much about the new tech they it is being introduced in this car.....let's hope Geneva is the show it will happen
        Tina Dang
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        I've been reading on GermanCarForum that it'll be in June, since the S-Class deserves its on isolated and exclusive unveiling. The best car in the world deserves the best.
          MMM
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tina Dang
          7 is by far not the best car in the world. Not even the best BMW now... I think 5 takes the honors in the BMW lineup. As far as 7 goes it certainly lost its allure with the last "strange" design and no with the current model. I would take a Panamera, Jaguar or upcoming S class way before I would consider 7... It is just not an interesting or exciting car. Same as Audi 8. I am sure both are very nice cars, but not amazing. New S class looks very promising. If I was in the market for that type of the vehicle that would be my first choice probably. Or second after Panamera.
          mbukukanyau
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tina Dang
          Its far from 'the best car in the world' That honor I believe goes to the BMW 7 Series
      ACURA23CL
      • 1 Year Ago
      How long is this car gonna be in development?! It's an S-Class, not an LFA! This like the tenth set of spy photos.
      Mason
      • 1 Year Ago
      People that buy an S-Class don't care that it looks "just like the old one" / "boring" because they obviously have a lot of money...they aren't interested in trying to prove they made it with a flashy concept car.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mason
        @Avinash Machado I am always stunned by people who resent their fellow humain beings just because they drive a Mercedes. Many use it as a status symbol? Really? People buy what they like and can afford. Period.
      desinerd1
      • 1 Year Ago
      This barge is big enough to float in water. Old people must be really happy with the new S class.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @desinerd1
        Old people...one day you'll be one of them, if you are lucky. But that by itself will not give you an S class. You may well end being an old bitter guy in a Ford Pinto!
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      The S-class gets more bland and boring as it goes along, just like its buying demographic.
        Hazdaz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        And don't forget more expensive as well. ... and yet when this car's MSRP is revealed to be well north of $100k, I am SURE that all the auto mags and websites will once again give M-B and all the other German carmakers a free-pass and not question why its so expensive. Yet when any American car passes the mystical $30k price-point, immediately 1/2 the article is spent asking why its so much... even if its tops in its class. In the world of automotive journalism, the Germans can do no wrong, even if they haven't done anything right in at least a generation.
          BG
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Hazdaz
          That is a bit harsh, but I think you are right. There is a degree of hypocracy in the automotive press. I think what hurts the Detroit makers is their legacy of decades of cheesy cars. Trying to move upmarket is difficult. Mercedes never let themselves go down-market., so people think it is normal that their cars cost so much.
      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's got............a bigger grille.
      John P
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always thought that the Dark Star S \"Class\" (?) and the Propeller brand 7 Series were designed for the steryotipical fat German banker who smoked big Havana cigars-now the Dark Star is even removing a signature design element stolen from the Ford Focus.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks great to me. so glad the wheel arches are gone even though i got used to it 'till the end. the s-class always was universally accepted as 'the best car in the world'. fanboys aside
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 1 Year Ago
      snoreā€¦ that sill line is horrendous
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope to obtain the 2014 in the near future. I have driven one and it was very smooth, quiet and (almost) isolative. It feels solid like a car should be. I am waiting on the final reveal.
      Ujwal Soni
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only one who loved the wheel arches? I think they gave the car character..the outgoing S-Class is among my favourite automotive designs..
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