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Congratulations! I believe you are the first to post! Should be plenty leaking out in the next few days...
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Interesting.
I have seen the steering wheel a year ago but it looked pre-production on the controls, which is still does look like on these pics as well. Hope there is a better looking finish coming as well.

There also appears to be two comand controllers in the offering (since this shows the old touchpad-wheel combo).

The S560 was mentioned here before and I still can't see the wisdom in resurrecting old model designations (450, 560, etc.). The 560 never represented the pinnacle of the S-Class models. That car (W126) was also seriously underpowered car.
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I love the new headlights. I think this FL is a winner in all aspects..


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Does no one else find the FL steering wheel extremely ugly
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Does no one else find the FL steering wheel extremely ugly
Does it not include new touch sensors that will monitor your Heart Rate, and be part of a wellness program...
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Do we think that new front bumper treatment is a regular or sport?
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Me thinks regular. I expect something more aggressive for sport package . Perhaps something like this ?!?




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I find the triple eyebrows a bit jarring after the simple visual elegance of single...hope it grows on me. Also will miss the current 550 steering wheel for non-AMG tri-spoke models...kinda nice to drape your hand on the bottom rim while cruising a highway on distronic version whatever...until we won't need to...maybe in the redesigned 2020.
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I prefer the current steering wheel as well. I almost always prefer elegance to sportiness, especially in a luxury sedan.
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the rear exhaust chrome panel look nice and that the only thing that i like from this FL. and one more thing, the 64 color interior.
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Looks identical to the E-class from the rear and the front also inspired by the W213. Not impressed.
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Pretty sure that's the AMG front since you can make out the side skirts / trim

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Interesting.
I have seen the steering wheel a year ago but it looked pre-production on the controls, which is still does look like on these pics as well. Hope there is a better looking finish coming as well.

There also appears to be two comand controllers in the offering (since this shows the old touchpad-wheel combo).

The S560 was mentioned here before and I still can't see the wisdom in resurrecting old model designations (450, 560, etc.). The 560 never represented the pinnacle of the S-Class models. That car (W126) was also seriously underpowered car.
The 560SEL was seriously underpowered? In it's day it surely wasn't.

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W126 560 was not the pinnacle in its days? Can you enlighten us what was then?
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I6 M256 engine

There should be more than 2 different output level from this new in line 6 M256 engine that is being offered first in the s class FL.

The current pre FL v6 S class is offered in 3 different output level. S320 produces 268hp while s400 produces 333hp. However the same v6 produces 367 hp in the s400 coupe.

The M256 engine will power the E50amg coupeand CLS50 amg. Both of which won't receive the full blown 63 amg engine. The current output figure is rumored to be close to 500hp. The M256 will be a visit which makes 408hp in the non amg form. This could be for the s450/s460/s470(whatever they call it) and also a lower output level which is not known yet
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The 560SEL was seriously underpowered? In it's day it surely wasn't.

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The US model certainly was underpowered. The European 560 SEL at the time had some 60hp more than the US version.

Of course by today's standards all older models have seemingly lower power output. It was definitely a fast car in its day...
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W126 560 was not the pinnacle in its days? Can you enlighten us what was then?
I was referring to the pinnacle of the S-Class range, not within the W126 model range.

While one can argue about designs, the W140 was clearly a higher-end, better built car by any measure.
Going back to 1972, the pinnacle of the S-Class (range) is the current W222.
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I think (hope) that most think W126 > W140 in terms of timelessness

The W140 was just bloated and uninspiring
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When will the S class be revealed? Great pics so far!
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Please excuse my ignorance...what does "FL" mean?
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X218 CLS63, W126 500SE
FL = Facelift

MY = Manufacture year

LCI = Life Cycle Impulse

MERCEDES = Many Expensive Repairs Can Eventually Discourage Extra Sales

AMG = All Money Gone
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FL = Facelift

MY = Manufacture year

LCI = Life Cycle Impulse

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Hah, thanks Jan. It happens I just snapped this pic yesterday of an SL driving along at 30mph or so, presumably on his way to the local MB dealer:




apologies for the poor quality...it was taken through a windshield and then cropped
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