Being that the rivals are catching up, the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class car is going to get a facelift. Being that this car ran unopposed for a period of time as the rivals were already old in 2013 when this design made its appearance, the car made a great runaway compared to the opposition. But now when they are striking back with their own updates, the S-Class is going to get its own updated version. The release date for this middle is scheduled for 2018.
The current Mercedes Benz S Class was launched in 2013 and was a praise worthy entry and the car has made certain claims which offered us a very innovated model. Compared to the previous generation model, the S Class was a much sportier and a lot elegant vehicle to begin with. It offers a fantastic ride and great acceleration feats and also added comfort on the inside. But the most praise that it had gotten was in regards with its safety as it kind of a wrote the book on it with the package it added.
The new 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class has been spotted on the roads doing rounds, but the camouflaged version of the car did not show too much camo on it. The released pictures show us a car which has not changed so much compared to the current version. it appears that the Germans have decided to keep the same kind of a design and updated the interior with the latest Mercedes features which have been added to a number of their cars in the last two years. Also, an update for the engine is also expected.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class going to be?
The date has not been set for the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class, we can certainly expect it to be by 2018. Mercedes cannot afford to let the rivals to get an upper hand on them and are issues a setup which will come out as soon as possible. Btu they are not going to rush it so expect to get a release date for the car by the start of 2018 or at least the middle of the year.
How Much will 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class Cost?
You can expect for the updated 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class version to cost a little bit more than the current one. The current version of the car has a base MSRP rate of $95,650 for the S550 and S550e options, while the S550 4Matic starts at $98,650 and the top of the range S600 being featured at $169,050. These ratings will certainly get a bump for the newest version.
2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class Exterior Facelift
This is a facelift for the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class, so do not expect many changes to happen. As is the case with most of the facelifts, the car is only going to make some nips and tucks here and there. There are going to be some revised headlamps and taillights as well. We assume that the bumper is going to be revised as well and with it come the larger air intakes and a redesigned center vent. The grille design is going to be new as well and besides the regular four-slot layout there are going to be three of them made now. The new elements are supposed to make the S-Class look even sportier than before.
The 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class rear end has not changed at all. Everything seems to look the same but we do expect the taillights to change by the time the production version rolls out. We are expecting that the taillights get revised LEDs compared to last time. There are probably going to be some new wheels added as well with a different kind of a design and also we can expect new colors to be offered as well.
2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class Interior Design
The inside of the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class will get a lot more attention than the outside. We are expecting an all new and modernist approach to this car now. The technological updates are going to be the first thing which is added here which will perhaps be transferred from the current E-Class model. Visually we can expect it to be almost the same but there are going to be more quality materials offered.
One of the better gadgets offered here is the new steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons. This is an all new steering which was just now been introduced for the E-Class and it detects horizontal and vertical swipes just as you would do it on your smart phone. This will give the driver the opportunity to use the infotainment system more effectively and safely as well.
The important part of the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class upgrade will be a redesigned infotainment system which comes with new buttons and menu layout. It will certainly transfer the same one from the E-Class as well but with minor changes to it. Included will be the energy-saving LED interior which new comes with 64 different colors. Finally, there is an optional Drive Pilot system which allows you to follow the cars up to speeds of 130 mph. It helps you to handle driving better and also enhances safety as well.
2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class Engine Options
It appears that the same kind of engine options are going to be used for the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class. The only change that we expect is that those versions are going to be enhanced and revised which will result in more power to them. The S550 and S550 4Matic trims will include a 4.7-liter V-8 engine which makes 449 horsepower. The biturbo, 3.0-liter V-6 and an electric motor will be used for the S550e and it gives an output of 329 horses. The strongest is the S600 option which uses a 6.0-liter V-12 and generates 523 horsepower. We are predicting that the update will add around 15 hp to each of these units in order to enhance performance.
2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class 0-60 mph Specifications
The acceleration rates for the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class are also probably going to change with the output rats. Depending on how they decide to update the engines we can get better specifications for the acceleration of the engine. The current base 0-60 mph performance is 4.8 seconds for the base version, 5.2 seconds for the hybrid one and the range toping 3.9 seconds achieved by the S65 AMG models.
2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class Fuel Economy
One of the changes which was not mentioned is fuel economy for the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class. It does lead us to think that the car will enhance the features and it certainly will. For now we do not know what they are planning with it but we can say that it might remain pretty close to the current specs. The base S550 version made an EPA rating of 17 mpg city, 26 highway, 20 combined, while the 4Matic all-wheel was rated 16/26/19 mpg and the S550 4Matic Coupe version 16/24/19 mpg. The S600 has a rating of 14/21/16 mpg and the S550e Plug-In Hybrid has the best with a combined effort of 26 mpg.
2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class Dimensions
This is a facelift version so the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class is keeping its size the same. It is rare to add any dimensions changes when it comes to facelifts of the cars and it this case we are not going to get any as well, the model will retain its current size and trunk capacity as well.
Safety Specs and Ratings
The next 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class will probably have some grate safety specs. The previous models have always proven well and it is known that these cars have always given some very nice safety settings. Because of the price tag of the car there were not any crash tests done by IIHS nor the NHTSA, but the car has always proven to a safe option. Thanks to a lot of gadgets that come inside the car has earned the right to say how safe it actually is.
Some of the standard features of the past models included rear seat belts; anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control; adaptive brake lights, adaptive head restraints, dual front, front side, and rear side airbags; and curtain airbags. There is a great array of optional equipment as well and for the 2018 version we can expect some new and advanced options to be implemented here.
The 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class will have a tougher job with the completion compared to its predecessor. The current model had no rivals in 2013 as most of the cars in the segment were already old models. This time the pictures has changed and theS-Class has to be updated in order to catch up to the cars in the segment. The BMW 7 Series and Audi A8 have already been given their updates are have started the race and it has been joined this year by Cadillac CT6 as well. It makes the job for the2018 S-Class a lot tougher than it actually seems.