The new W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is due to be unveiled tomorrow, but thanks to a GermanCarForum poster Meilensammler who scanned a copy of the brochure that he had, we now have a sneak preview of the car together with technical details.
The pictures in the brochure showcase an incredibly detailed interior – just look at all that cross stitching patterns on the vast leather expanse on the dashboard. If every S-Class looked like that on the inside it would be terrific, but this brochure probably shows the top of the line Designo interior, complete with the top of the range Burmester sound system.
The brochure also shows a very luxurious rear cabin in the long wheelbase model, but no doubt there’ll be a 3-seater rear bench as well especially for the short wheelbase model. There will be 6 different interior colours available as standard. The meter panel is now completely digital, as compared to the W221 which had a digital speedometer.
The spec sheet shows the W222 to have a 3,035mm wheelbase, and the V222 long wheelbase model to have a 3,165mm wheelbase, which happens to be the exact same numbers for the current generation W221 and V221. The W222 is 5,116mm long, 1,899mm wide and 1,496mm tall, while the V222 is a little longer at 5,246mm.
In terms of engine choices, this particular German brochure scans show 3 engine variants – the S 350 BlueTEC which is a diesel, the S 500 which has a twin-turbo V8, and the S 400 HYBRID which is a V6 with an electric motor. There’ll no doubt be a few other engine choices and these will vary based on markets. The S 300 will probably return for emerging markets like Malaysia. While there is still a 3.5 litre engine in the S 400 HYBRID, I think the S 350 will be replaced by a S 400 which will feature a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6, just like the W212 E-Class facelift.
The S 500 is now slightly more powerful, with it’s 4.6 litre V8 engine making 455 horsepower (up from 435 horsepower) from 5,250rpm to 5,500rpm, and 700Nm of torque (same as the outgoing S 500) from 1,800rpm to 3,500rpm. All engines are mated to the 7-speed 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission (where’s 9G-TRONIC?).
We’ve already seen the exterior of the car many times, but thanks to these brochures a new detail has been revealed – there appears to be two different version of the headlamps – both LED powered, but probably differ in the amount of LED technology used. The headlamp of the silver car in the brochure scan above is called LED High Performance, while the blue car uses version called LED Intelligent Light System.
Enjoy the leaked brochure scans for now, and we’ll be back with full details of the new S-Klasse tomorrow once the full details are in the open.