Broad-daylight shots of a white 2010 Mercedes S-Class prototype reveal the lines of the refreshed flagship's upcoming update.

We've got some spy photos of the upcoming Mercedes S-Class facelift, refreshingly free of camouflage. Due to arrive in mid-2009 as a 2010 model, the freshened S-Class features a distinctive band of LED daytime running lights, new wheels and a redesigned rear fascia, as seen in past spy shots. This white prototype, caught in bright, direct sunlight, gives us the clearest look yet at the new car's lines.

The big news is on the inside, as Mercedes' flagship is expected to feature the revolutionary new SPLITVIEW display screen. The updated COMAND infotainment system is coupled to an eight-inch backlit active-matrix LCD display that allows the driver and front passenger to view two different images on the same screen. This will enable the S-Class to show a movie to the front-seat passenger while the driver retains access to all of COMAND's information systems.

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