For 2022, Mercedes-Benz introduced a handful of changes to the S-Class. With the large luxury sedan set to enter its third model year on sale since a full redesign, we expect the 2023 S-Class to be a carryover model.
On the outside, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will have the same overall design as the current model that’s on sale. With smooth body lines, few hard edges, and simple design elements, the S-Class has a regal look. The sedan’s front end features an oversized grille and a large front air intake that are offset by relatively small headlights. At the back, the S-Class has oval exhaust outlets and triangular taillights.
The interior of the current S-Class has a high-tech and opulent look. The interior is dominated by massive screens, especially the tablet-style touchscreen in the center console. Thanks to the placement of the central touchscreen, the dashboard has air vents that are mounted high up on the dashboard, clean lines, and minimal controls. The S-Class continues to set the standard in the large sedan segment for fit and finish, as well as material quality. As a carryover model, the 2023 S-Class should have the same design as the current sedan that’s on sale.
Mercedes offers cutting-edge tech features with the S-Class. These should remain the same for the 2023 model year. Standard features should include a 12.8-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charging pad, six USB ports, 15 audio speakers, a “Hey, Mercedes” voice assistant, and gesture control. Available features include a 3D instrument cluster, two 11.6-inch rear touchscreens, a 30-speaker audio system, a rear wireless charging pad, and a handheld tablet.
Mercedes should offer the 2023 S-Class with two engines. The standard engine will be a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The powertrain produces 429 horsepower. A twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system is available, making 496 hp. All engines come paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The current Mercedes S-Class comes with forward and rear collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, hands-free park assist, a surround-view parking camera, a driver attention monitor, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam assist, a dashcam, and car-to-X communication as standard equipment. These features will continue to be available on the 2023 model.