2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class “weak design” recovers quickly

This week, TheSketchMonkey took a short breather from re-imagining 1970s cars. He may have been too busy with his new Mini or taking too long of the latest models, such as the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

As we often say, the S-Class is still a major flagship of the German auto industry, and does not come with a new one every day. While some have not been fans of the new, soft-spoken design language, Mr. Sketch prefers it except for the rear end.

In one of his latest YouTube videos, he talks about how Mercedes’ design has evolved. The W221 (two generations ago) had very bold lines and creases, but a decade later, we have a flagship that is as rounded as pebbles on the beach.

Nevertheless, the digital artist thinks the back end needs to stand out. According to him, flagship sedans need to make a very fast statement where they end up. The problem with the 2021 S-Class is in taillights, which he fixes by making the triangular shape slightly larger and less symmetrical.

Generally, it is incorrect to say that a vehicle manufacturer has done a bad job. But in this case, Photoshop updates are so small that some people probably didn’t notice them. Our grip with this car will be in the general ratio department. It has become quite long, leaving the ration between the body and the alloy wheels off. Why is it that only Rolls Royce can afford to install colossal wheels?

Thankfully, the interior of the new S-Class looks completely different, but is also a smash hit. The first thing you notice is the flat dashboard and a huge infotainment screen floating above it. Designers have also gotten rid of more than 20 buttons and dials. So controlling the car is more like playing on an iPhone app than using a piano app. But what do you guys think about this special new German car?


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