The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift has been caught testing in a new batch of spy shots.

The S-Class was caught by our spy photographers camera as it undergoes continuing development work in Scandinavia. The facelifted S-Class is expected to launch in 2017 and will feature a plethora of minor exterior and interior styling tweaks. As we can see in the spy shots, the facelifted S-Class will receive a new front grille and front headlights at the bare minimum. The hood and bumpers have also been slightly restyled, although these spy shots don’t show any drastic styling changes. Rear changes include refreshed and restyled rear lights.

Interior changes include a new center console that features a redesigned interface in addition to a new touchpad that is designed to be more intuitive and ergonomic to use.

The 2017 S-Class will also feature a new steering wheel that appears to offer a more sporty appearance. We don’t have any concrete details on what new functions the steering wheel will offer. It is possible that the new S-Class could adopt gesture control on the steering wheel as some are suggesting.

Mercedes is planning on using the new S-Class as their platform of choice to release a new range of six-cylinder engines. This new range of engines was initially expected to launch in conjunction with the new E-Class, however, it has been highly suggested that this will occur with the S-Class instead. Once launched with the S-Class, these engine options will also be made available on the E-Class shortly after.

Check out the gallery below and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Do you like the styling of the refreshed S-Class?

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