The current generation of S-class (W222) has been in production since 2014 – 6 years already and it’s about time for a new model. We already know that the new model will come out any time soon with first deliveries starting in autumn of this year, but until now we have had no idea how it will look. However, today that changes as pictures of next generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class W223 has leaked on internet and the changes are massive.
Personally I don’t like W223. It’s not ugly but design doesn’t look elegant or aesthetic as you would expect from Mercedes and especially the S-Class. Maybe it’s just me and it will grow on me eventually – but as of now after loving W222 I’m a bit disappointed with the new model.
Not much of the new S-Class is known other than it will have level 3 autonomous driving system meaning it will be able to literally drive itself under specific conditions.
Level 3 autonomous driving means the car can drive itself in low complexity situations like highway where all the cars are moving in 1 direction, there are no pedestrians or complex intersections. It conditions like this the car can steer, accelerate and brake – basically drive itself with 0 input from the driver. Level 4 is already fully automated driving – so this is the last step before fully autonomous cars.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class W223 vs W222 Comparison
2021 Mercedes-Benz W223 vs W222: Front
2021 Mercedes-Benz W223 vs W222: Rear
2021 Mercedes-Benz W223 vs W222: Interior
2021 Mercedes-Benz W223 vs W222: Back Seats
Video of 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class W223 Interior