The future of Mercedes looks good.
The next generation of Mercedes-Benz saloons is coming, and some intrepid videographers caught a set of C- and S-Class development mules testing on public roads. Published by YouTube user walkoARTvideos, these two videos give us another glimpse at the designs of Mercedes’s upcoming saloons.
Let’s start with the C-Class. With its long bonnet and swept back A-pillars, the next-gen C-Class looks to take a few proportional cues from the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The proportions emphasize the car's rear-drive nature and give the C-Class an attractive side profile.
Up front, mounds of camo hide a mug that appears to share key design details with the recently released GLC-Class and GLC-Class coupe. Look for the new C to crib its grille shape and running light cues from its crossover counterpart.
Gallery: 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Spied
While the next C-Class is expected to arrive sometime in 2020 for the 2021 model year, the bigger S-Class is due to go on sale approximately a year beforehand as a 2020 model year vehicle. Look for an evolutionary exterior design that retains key cues from the current car, including the general greenhouse shape. Up front, a big grille stands tall, while the rear end is expected to incorporate taillights that merge into the trunk from the wings, à la the new A-Class saloon.
Although this video only shows the next S-Class’s exterior, previous spy photos show that the three-pointed star’s new flagship will ditch the horizontally dashboard-mounted screen for a large longitudinally mounted screen that rises from the centre console area and merges with the dashboard.
Gallery: 2020 Mercedes S-Class interior spy photos
While we still don’t know what either of these Mercedes saloons will look like with their camouflage removed, these videos of the next-gen C- and S-Class give us hope that the two cars will continue on as some of the best looking vehicles in their respective segments.