The W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the finest luxury saloons that money can buy and has always set the benchmark in the section. Presented in 2013, the current generation S-Class is due for a facelift this year and we can now tell you that the Mercedes-Benz has scheduled the global reveal of its flagship inn in May 2017. In addition to beautifying tweaks, the 2017 Mercedes S-Class will receive a host of feature upgrades, most prominent of which is the new semi-autonomous driving tech. Going by the previous spy shots, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift will feature a new headlamp, tweaked grille along with subtle tweaks to the bodywork. Inside, the face lifted S-Class will also receive subtle alterations to the cabin. We also expect the very fancy chauffeur package that was seen on the new generation E-Class recently also make it to the new S-Class.
More inclusive changes will include the new assistance and safety systems that made its debut on the new generation E-Class. In fact, the E-Class runs the company’s fourth gen tech, but the new S-Class will upgrade to 4.5 gen technology, which adds some new advanced features to the flagship saloon. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift will also get a new inline-six OM 656 turbo diesel engine. The new oil burner is touted to be the most powerful passenger-car diesel engine in the automaker’s history. The unit will have two-stage exhaust turbo-charging and is predictable to pump out in excess of 309 BHP of power, a significant increase from the 254 BHP OM 642 engine. The new diesel engine will also see a decrease in fuel consumption by 7 per cent. The W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift will be heading to India later this year. India has turned out to be one of the more important markets for the motor maker and the new model is likely to make it here around the festal season or a little later. Like the current version, the S-Class facelift will also be assembled in India. Expect Mercedes to drop teasers for the S-Class facelift soon constructing up the hype for the global unveil in the following weeks.