A WCF reader from Germany has sent us these photos of a 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class prototype.

This is the first time when we get to see the new S-Class this close and we catch a glimpse of its interior cabin. Set to be unveiled later this year, the new flagship model in Mercedes' range will adopt the Aesthetic S design language. Expect to see a sculpted hood, LED-infused headlights, bigger grille, CL-inspired taillights and a dual exhaust setup.

The interior of the new S-Class will boast two large LCDs, one for replacing the analog instruments and the other will be a multifunction touchscreen display to control climate, satellite navigation, communication and entertainment systems.

Under the hood it will get the company's new "MoVe" modular V6 and V8 engines, along with a hybrid version expected to return 71.2 mpg (85.6 mpg UK or 3.3 liters / 100 km) and complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in less than six seconds. The S63 AMG will probably use a twin-turbo V8 5.5-liter engine with more than 550 hp (410 kW) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque.

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