In spite of… the new Mercedes S-Class will retain the V12

In spite of… the new Mercedes S-Class will retain the V12


The flagship sedan Mercedes-Benz S-Class next generation (index W223) will remain in the line of 12-cylinder engine. This writes the German edition of Mercedes-Fans after a conversation with the chief engineer of the project Jurgen Weisinger, which announced a number of new details about the car. The premiere will take place in September 2020.

Work on the creation of the S-Class of new generation started in 2015. According to Weisinger, by itself, the development of the flagship is very expensive, but the investment will eventually pay off, as all the main technologies – from the structure of the body to security – will be used for future “younger” models of the German mark.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class W223 will be available with both rear and all-wheel drive. The sedan will remain in the line of engines V12 engine, which will first be offered in versions with four-wheel drive with 4Matic. In this case the model will not be “charged” version of the S65 AMG, so a unit with 12 cylinders will only appear on a luxurious version of an armored Maybach and Pullman. These cars will be released only a year after the premiere of the standard S-Class until mid-2021.

In the main line engines are six-cylinder engines, running on a “mild hybrid” as well as V8 units. Plus, the model will be versions with a supercharged “four”, designed for markets with very high taxes on engines with a large amount of, including China.


As previously reported, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be built on a modular platform MRA II, designed for the biggest models of the German mark. The car will have adaptive air suspension polnopravnym chassis – rear wheels turn at opposite angle to the front to increase manoeuvrability at low speeds.

Complex electronic “assistants” sedan will match the autopilot of the third level. This means that the driver will not require an immediate response, and the system itself, for example, to make emergency braking.

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