Spied: Mercedes-Benz gives the S-Class a facelift

Spied: Mercedes-Benz gives the S-Class a facelift image

Text: Anton Andres / Photos: CarPix for | posted September 28, 2016 12:52

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class update, AMG S63

Mercedes-Benz will be giving its flagship sedan a nip and tuck for the 2017 model year. Our spies have captured both the standard model and AMG series undergoing warm weather testing.  

Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift front quarter

From the looks of things, the body carries over unchanged from the 2014 model. However, the covers on the bumpers suggest slight tweaks to keep the S-Class fresh in the face of newer competition like the recently introduced G11/G12 BMW 7 Series and the upcoming D5 Audi A8. The headlights are also reconfigured along with a pair of new daytime running lights. The tail lights also gets a minor revamp.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift side

Months prior to the 2017 S-Class shedding more cover, our spies have snapped photos of the interior. They say that the refreshed S-Class gets a redesigned dashboard as well. Mercedes-Benz removed the buttons between the dual monitors that serve as the infotainment and driver information display. Our spies also reported a new touchpad on the center console. Rounding up the new interior is also a new steering wheel.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift rear quarter

Being a facelift model, the engine lineup will most likely be carried over from the current models. For the gas engine lineup, these include a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6, 3.0 liter bi-turbo V6, 4.7 liter bi-turbo V8 and 6.0 liter bi-turbo V12. The lone diesel engine is a 3.0 liter turbo V6. In addition, the S-Class is also available in gas and hybrid variants.

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 facelift side

With the standard model getting a refresh, the S63 AMG models also get similar changes. Like the less sporting versions, it gets a new front and rear bumpers, headlights and tail lights. Also seen here are a new set of AMG option wheels.

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 facelift rear quarter

It is also possible that the S63 AMG will carry over its engine from the ongoing model. The S63 is powered by a hand-built 5.5 liter bi-turbo V8. It is yet unknown if the S63 will get a minor power upgrade. The current S63 AMG punches out 585 PS and 900 Nm of torque.