Our spy photographers have provided us with more photos of the upcoming W223 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which includes an early look at its revamped cabin. There’re also a few shots of the sedan’s exterior too, revealing a little bit more than what we saw in previous spyshots.

Focusing on the main topic at hand, the new S-Class appears to have ditched the W222’s Widescreen Cockpit, with the digital instrument cluster and main infotainment display now independent from one another. The former has a rather familiar look and should come with a myriad of customisation options like different screens and displayed information.

However, the latter is completely new as it is a tablet-style touchscreen that takes up quite a bit of real estate. The apparent goal here is possibly to minimise button clutter, as a few of the car’s controls – Dynamic Select, parking assistance system, HVAC and media – are now parked at the base of the large screen. The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) user interface will likely be deployed here as well.

Elsewhere, we see a steering wheel design that is similar to the current W222, although the Touch Control looks to be different. The steering column-mounted gear selector is retained here, and the stalk has been made to appear more upmarket than before.

From the outside, the reduced amount of camouflage allows us to spot the S-Class’ production lights, including what appears to be tri-band Multibeam LED units at the front, and taillights that are wider. Meanwhile, the front fascia is as we’ve seen on previous mules, with strong influences from the latest CLS and A-Class.

The new S-Class will be built at the company’s Factory 56 facility, and should come with a range of six- and eight-cylinder engines. Hybrid variants should be included in the mix too, along with an all-electric version reportedly called the EQS. Reports indicate the standard S-Class models will ride on the MRA platform, while the EV gets the Modular Electric Architecture (MEA) instead.