2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Duo Spied During Testing

Giancarlo Perlas August 6, 2018

Two Mercedes-Benz S-Class prototypes were recently caught on cam while undergoing testing. Each sedan came with a heavy zebra camouflage, which hides the car’s features. However, some partially exposed areas and bulges reveal some surprising details about the upcoming S-Class model.

According to the walkoART, the source of the spy video, what we are looking at are the 2020 model year S-Class cars. These are expected to be unveiled in 2019.

There are many things that we should be excited about in the upcoming S-Class. First, the cars appear longer than their current-generation models. That will surely translate to more legroom inside compared to their predecessors.

Then, since the S-Class is Mercedes’ flagship car, it is expected to come with top-of-the-line tech. One of them is most likely the brand’s Digital Light technology that uses two million micro-mirrors governed by an intelligent system. The feature helps prevent glare from oncoming traffic while giving the S-Class driver optimum lighting at night.

However, the most baffling stuff in the video can be seen at the door handles of the two S-Class cars. We couldn’t help but wonder why Mercedes had gone through all the trouble of hiding them. That could only mean that major changes will be introduced in those areas too.

It is possible that the door handles will be fitted with sensors that will help improve the car’s security, particularly in the access of its driver. This is only wishful thinking on our part, but it might use finger-printing technology or mobile scanners to allow easy entry into the vehicle.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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