We earlier revealed spyshots of the facelifted W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which sported some light camo on the car’s headlights. This time, thanks to WalkoART, we now have a very clear look at undisguised prototypes of the refreshed S-Class.

As what was sighted earlier, the majority of the S-Class’ revisions are centred around its headlights, which now receive a completely new look. Even though the video shot by WalkoART doesn’t provide an up-close look at the headlights, we are able to spot obvious differences as compared to the current model.

Firstly, there now appears to be a row of LED daytime running lights at the bottom of the headlights (previously located at the top). The three light points that appear to displace one of the internal lighting elements at the headlights’ corners are lit in the video as well, possibly functioning as a low beam.


The single main projector element meanwhile, is unlit as you can see in the video. The design of the headlights appear to follow that of the upcoming all-new W213 E-Class, which will also carry Mercedes-Benz’s Multibeam adaptive LED headlight technology.

Just above both lighting elements, there appears to be a series of lit LED stripes. In our previous spyshots, it was revealed that the S-Class’ lighting cluster will consist of three LED stripes (currently one) that will most likely serve as positioning lights and indicators.

As for the rest of the S-Class’ exterior, well, it appears to remain pretty much status quo. The front grille, bumpers, exhaust tips and side mirrors all look unchanged from the current model. However, expect new wheel options to be offered to keep things fresh.

Meanwhile, the cabin sees a few changes beginning with the dual 12.3-inch high resolution TFT screens that serves as the car’s instrument cluster and infotainment display. As seen in earlier interior spyshots, the silver border that frames the screens are now absent. Additionally, the buttons which separates them have been removed or relocated as well.

Other changes that can be expected include updates for the car’s software and new trim options. Powertrain options for the premium sedan should remain unchanged as well, save for a few enhancements to the engine’s efficiency and power output.

What do you think of the W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift? Do you like its new-look headlights or do you prefer the ones on the current model? What other changes would you rather it have?

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