The new Mercedes S-Class will bring a “completely new level” of artificial intelligence to the luxury sedan class when it goes on sale later this year, Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius has said.
Daimler revealed the front of the new car in an artful teaser photograph ahead of its launch later this year. The picture shows the car’s wide grille and multi-projector headlamps. “The new S-Class reaches a completely new level in terms of artificial intelligence and needs-based electrification,” Kallenius said in an interview.
The S-Class launch will be followed by the electric EQS version. Both models will be built in the new “Factory 56” in Sindelfingen, which will open in September 2020, Kallenius said.
German press reports say the S-class will be available to order in Europe from September, with deliveries starting in November. The S-Class held onto the lead of the upper premium sedan sector in Europe in 2019, despite sales dropping 30 percent 8,446, according to data from JATO Dynamics market researchers.