That single image of the 2014 Mercedes S-Class that we posted two weeks ago appears to have come from this, the German-language brochure for the coming sedan. The new generation of the luxury limo that rules them all will be unveiled next week (yes, we'll be there), but it seems every week brings a new leak of what we can expect – like the die-cast toy of a few days ago. This time it was user Meilensammler who uploaded these scans to German Car Forum.

The W222 – which will not contain a single light bulb we're told, only LEDs – will come in two lengths that have the same wheelbases as the current W221 (we only get the long wheelbase in the US) but are longer, lower and wider than the current car. Inside, along with those two 12.3-inch TFT screens, are a pair of back seats in the First Class Seating package that look outstanding.

It looks like three models will come at launch. The twin-turbo V8 in the S550 goes up to 4.7 liters in capacity from 4.6 and gets 449 horsepower, a 20-hp bump over the present car, and 516 pound-feet of torque. The S350 Bluetec sticks with the 3.0-liter V6 but will get 258 horsepower, an 18-hp increase, and 457 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter V6 and electric motor combo in the S400 Hybrid will get 302 hp, a jump of 27. The listed 0-60 time of the S550 is 4.8 seconds, but like it's brethren it is limited to a 155 mile-per-hour top speed.

Check out the high-res scans above, and stay tuned on May 15 when the car is revealed.


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      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      despite of the terribly overused 'shopping of those pics i love what i see. the best car of the world is back.
      Carguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The best design element on this car is how much smaller (and lighter) the design makes the car look. From the pictures this car does not look much bigger than an E Class.
      tbird57w
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the interior and exterior on this S. bmw 7 and lexus LS would do well to get bolder.
      mandbwolverine
      • 1 Year Ago
      Car design aside, it's strange to me that they solarized their picts. It makes it feel like they're not confident with the design and using photography tricks to hide (possible) unseemly elements.
        dohc73
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mandbwolverine
        Exactly what I commented on above before I read your comment. I thought the Photoshopped sunbeams were tacky, like real tacky.
      Pdexter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Like on the previous leak, that interior looks supreme. Though would go for the darker options, like on the teaser pics. Looks like any S class "limousine", but not too sure about the back. It's a bit borderline... Asian? Side profile though does look great.
      Bobby
      • 1 Year Ago
      2 things: 1, I like that the design is elegant and not too subjective. It's classy and works for a full size luxury sedan. No doubts it'll be a great car. 2. But is it bad that I wanted more? It seems every s-class evolution looks different but this just seems too familiar. A lot like E and C. I dunno, still like it but kinda wanted a bit more
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a lot of screen real estate on the dash. Along with the two-spoke steering wheel, you sort of get the impression that this is a car is designed to drive itself, with their driver acting more like a skipper who checks to make sure everything is going smoothly.
      Vinuuz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mercedes may not exactly be the benchmark anymore in this category anymore, but that doesn't mean they are turning out a bunch of nonsense. I'm however, amazed by the comments of people who cannot even afford one in their dreams!
        dohc73
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinuuz
        Why would we dream about not being able to afford this? It's reality, no need to dream about it and yet we still feel pretty accomplished with a big expensive pimp-daddy sedan.
      Gilly
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don\'t care what the price tag says, it looks cheap..
      Sirmium
      • 1 Year Ago
      body lines remind me of hyundai genesis/equus.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sirmium
        That's because MB stole Hyundia's designers: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/09/backwards-world-mercedes-reportedly-swiping-hyundai-design-chi/
      Jan Metz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I still love the two s-class models of the 70s and then the one of the 80s, the one JR drove. Class on wheels. But this? Overstyled like the hideous CLA.
        Winnie Jenkems
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jan Metz
        W116 is my favorite; a timeless and classic design with incredible presence that still looks great today
      Andrew TheBoss
      • 1 Year Ago
      An old car for old men. For me Maserati.
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