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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class dash looks breathtaking

Some more images are circulating online showing the grand daddy of them all, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. This time we get a sneak peek at the main dash area and the strange new two-spoke steering wheel.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class dash

Thanks to Autobild in Germany, the stunning new dash has been revealed for the first time. It showcases a myriad of exquisite features, such as fine wood trimmings, a futuristic yet crisp arrangement of controls and vents, and two huge colour screens for the dash and completely digital instrument cluster.

This is luxury at the pinnacle level. The decor looks like it has taken inspiration from a grand yacht of some kind. It’s made up of light colours, dashes of brushed metal, and dark highlights for added contrast.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class rear seat screens

So in terms of technology what are you actually getting? It is too early to lock in definite specifics, however, by the looks of it, the 2014 S-Class will come with remote control screens for the rear, with everything from media settings to massage functions controlled via individual screens.

The rear seats also look as though they will recline for utterly first-rate first class motoring. These seats may appear on the long wheelbase version only.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class reclining rear seats

In terms of model variants, an S 350 Bluetec is expected producing around 192kW, as well as an S 400 Hybrid offering approximately 243kW, and an S 500 with around 324kW.

Of course, AMG versions are also likely to join the range a little further down the track, offering around 426kW in the twin-turbo V8 S 63 and as much as 485kW for the twin-turbo V12 S 65 AMG.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be officially unveiled on May 15. Stay tuned for all the details.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.