In 2017, Mercedes-Benz gave the S-Class an extensive facelift and expanded the model range, including AMG and Maybach versions, to 24 variants. Visually, there was a slightly redesigned front with a different grille and bumper, multi-beam LED headlights that are subject to a surcharge, modified rear lights in crystal optics and the rear apron was also slightly redesigned. With regard to the technology, for example, the new active distance control came from the E-Class (W213)Distronic“On board, so that the S-Class can also keep the lane and distance to the vehicle in front up to 210 km / h (previously 200) completely on its own. The new technology is shown on the two large 12,3-inch displays, which now merge seamlessly. And the modified three-spoke steering wheel has also been an eye-catcher since 2017. Everything is rounded off with an ambient light that can be set in a total of 64 colors and many customizable color zones. That too!
Forest Black Bison body kit
If you wanted to add even more individuality to the optional AMG package, you could to in 2017 to a relatively subtle Body kit from the Japanese tuner Wald international To fall back on. However, the aerodynamic kit was no longer suitable for the lifted variant from 2017. But that has now been changed and the new one at the previous Tokyo Motor Show Wald International "Black Bison Bodykit" presented to the world public for the W222 facelift. So you have the W223-LCI officially in the just before the presentation of the successor (W222) Black bison series added. The exhibition vehicle showed itself in noble white with a few accents in black. And the body kit is almost identical to that of the VorFacelift. The front spoiler was only adapted to the modified apron of the LCI with AMG package and the somewhat kitschy ones LED daytime running lights in the air intakes on the right and left have now disappeared. With regard to the gills in the fenders, the new side skirts and the rear apron, on the other hand, we see no difference compared to the variant up to 2017.
optionally with roof and rear spoiler
The roof spoiler and the rear spoiler are identical to the version up to 2017. The wheelset installed here is new. It is the two-part WALD Vorsalino V12C rim whose color combinations can be selected individually and which sits in the wheel arch with millimeter precision thanks to the significant lowering. The lowering of the body was achieved with a lowering kit for the factory air suspension and the dimensions of the rims are 22 inches. And finally, it should be mentioned that an in-house stainless steel sports exhaust system is installed and in the cabin carbonshift paddles provide more sportiness. We currently have no further details on the W222 facelift from the Tokyo Auto Salon 2020. If we receive timely information on further changes not previously mentioned, there is of course an update for this report. It is best to subscribe to our feed and if there is something new, you will be informed immediately. We hope you enjoy viewing the pictures.
(Photos: Forest International)
These are the details of the W222 LCI:
- Black Bison body kit for vehicles from 2017 (facelift)
- Front spoiler
- rear apron attachment
- side skirts
- wider front fenders with gills
- Spoiler lip and roof spoiler
- Gills for the rear apron
- Lowering (standard air suspension lowered by adjusting the electronics)
- darkened / tinted windows
- Stainless steel sports exhaust system (optionally only tailpipes available)
- two-piece WALD Vorsalino V12C alloy wheels
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WALD International 2019 Mercedes S-Class (W222)
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