x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

I-Spy: 2013 Mercedes S-Class spotted out for testing

While the car is heavily camouflaged, it appears a little wider and longer than the current S-Class.

Mercedes S-Class.
Mercedes S-Class.

Spies have again caught a 2013 Mercedes S-Class, and while the car is heavily camouflaged, it appears a little wider and longer than the current S-Class. Regardless, styling is expected to be influenced by the F700 concept of 2007. Under the bonnet, we can expect Mercedes to introduce the new 'MoVe' (modular V6 and V8) engines. While details are limited, the engines will feature direct injection and turbochargers. As previewed by the Vision S 500 plug-in hybrid concept, Mercedes will offer an S-Class plug-in hybrid that will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100kph in less than six seconds while averaging around 3.3L/100km. On the performance side, the 6.3L V8 from the S63 AMG will be replaced by a twin-turbo 5.5L V8. Despite this glimmer of good news, the V12s from the S600 / S65 AMG may be discontinued.