We’ve had extensive pre-launch coverage of the W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, with our previous posts showing official pix of the interior, as well as spyshots of a grey W222 as well as a white W222. Now we bring you a single official promo pic of the car, which appeared on Mercedes-Benz Austria’s website for a short while before it was removed.

The S-Class grille is growing bigger and bigger with each iteration – after growing in size on the W221 facelift compared to the pre-facelift model, it is now even bigger on the W222. Details such as the headlamp design as well as the bumper design above aren’t something that we have not seen before on the previously published spyshots, but it’s nice to see that pesky disguise out of the way. This low angle shot of the car also makes the S-Class look far more aggressive than the cars that have been previously spy photographed that carry what appears to be the same bumper design.

Along with this little leak is a 3D rendering of the W222 by rendering store Humster3D. We have no idea right now whether this rendering is based on official information provided by Mercedes-Benz or whether they made it based on the spy photography that’s available, but it sure does look very realistic. If you need to buy the 3D model file it’s available for USD75 on Humster3D.

The new W222 S-Class is said to be scheduled for an official launch at a location in Europe sometime in the middle of this month. The W222 is said to be the most luxurious S-Class to date, having to take over Maybach’s role with multiple wheelbase options said to be in the works.