Here are some Mercedes you like - brutally arrogant (fans of this style call it solid) or swiftly elegant? And what if you need to please those brand lovers and this? After all, both of them are included in the target audience of expensive executive sedans, and I want to remove the cream from both categories. To solve this dilemma, Daimler came up with …
Primitive, in essence, thing! We design machines of one generation for snobs. Remember the legendary “forty ruble” - six hundred of jokes? This one is just like that. And we draw the next generation for aesthetes: the W220 that replaced it turned out to be extremely light and slender. Then we repeat the iteration: the next S-class in the back of W221, made based on the monumental Maybach, again became strict and heavy. In a word, everyone is happy and content … Moreover, this trend is not the last two or three generations, it has been traced in the design of the flagship Mercedes-Benz family for a very long time. And if in Stuttgart they continue to follow this rule, then during the upcoming change of the model, an elegant version of the S-class should appear.
The new S-class will visually look "slimmer" in the current W221 model. The longitudinal ribs of the side embossments undoubtedly add grace to it. An interesting detail - the lower edge of the trunk lid repeats the outline of the grille. For this, our wits can stick the nickname Push-Push … The new S-class will visually look "slimmer" than the current model in the back of the W221. The longitudinal ribs of the side embossments undoubtedly add grace to it. An interesting detail - the lower edge of the trunk lid repeats the outline of the grille. For this, our wit can stick the nickname Pull-Push …
An idea of how it will look can be made right now, because the sea trials of the new items are in full swing. Of course, while the cars are hidden in camouflage. But even camouflaged samples can make a picture very close to reality.
The dashboard of the S-class today is a color monitor, which displays the image of analog devices. Most likely, in the next generation this idea will receive a logical development. It is possible that the design and composition of the displayed “devices” will depend on the configuration option or it will be possible to choose it at your discretion. And there will be two displays, and together they will occupy a significant part of the front panel in width. The fact that the thought of Stuttgart engineers is moving in this direction can be judged by the concepts of different years.
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