Mercedes S Class spied shopping in Dubai as clay model reveals details

Sagar

Sagar Parikh, I'm the international news editor at IndianAutosBlog.com. I love everything that has a steering wheel!

Is this the rear view of the new Mercedes S Class W222?

Mercedes S Class W222 rearMercedes S Class W222 tail light

Mercedes Benz Passion Blog have posted two snaps of a clay model revealing the shape of the boot and taillights of the next generation S Class.

The new S Class, codenamed W222, has been testing in Europe and the U.S. over the last year wearing heavy camouflage. The new S Class will play a larger role in the Mercedes lineup as it as has to diversify and stand in for the retiring Maybach brand.

The future S Class won't premiere until next year, but these snaps hint that the design has been frozen. The S Class' boxy boot has been nixed and a SLS-style rear-end takes its place.

The photograph's authenticity and the source are unknown, perhaps Mercedes sneakily released these images to arouse interest in the future launch? They could have perhaps been published strictly for internal circulation and someone in that building couldn't resist the temptation of getting an early reaction?

[can't see the video? Head over to Youtube]

Meanwhile in Dubai, Youtube user Miamikid2 struck gold at the Gold Souk area by Dubai Creek when he spotted a test prototype of the new S Class. Miamikid2 asks how there is a professional photographer in that part of Dubai that doesn't see witness any regular testing.

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Mercedes S Class News & Updates

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review

2018 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman (facelift) revealed

2018 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman (facelift) revealed

2018 Mercedes S-Class launched in India at a starting price of INR 1.33 Crore

2018 Mercedes S-Class launched in India at a starting price of INR 1.33 Crore

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class with new customisation options to debut at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class with new customisation options to debut at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Saloon - Auto Expo 2018 Live

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Saloon - Auto Expo 2018 Live

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 India launch at Auto Expo 2018

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 India launch at Auto Expo 2018