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Spy Shots: '26 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, '25 Ford Maverick XLT, Ferrari SF90

By SEMA News Editors

'26 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Spied Testing in Germany With Revised Looks

New images have emerged of a refreshed Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, which is expected to debut in 2025.

As previously announced, an infotainment display that extends from the left A-pillar to the right A-pillar is likely, at least as an option. This display will also be available for the S-Class, giving customers the choice between a large decorative element or an MBUX Superscreen similar to the one in the new E-Class.

Mercedes-Benz S Class

Autonomous driving capabilities at Level 3 will increase to 56 mph by the end of 2024, according to sources, but higher speeds won't be possible with the current Generation 5 hardware. This will only be achievable with Generation 6 hardware, which will be introduced with the EQS and S-Class facelift in 2025. An intermediate step will be added in 2025 with Generation 6, increasing Level 3 speeds to 68 mph, with 81 mph as the ultimate goal.

The S-Class already received an engine update in mid-2023, but the refreshed S 580 model will also be updated to utilize the M177 engine, increasing power output to 517 hp.

Additionally, no significant exterior changes are expected.

'25 Ford Maverick XLT Shows Off Undisguised New Grille

SEMA News sources recently spotted the '25 Ford Maverick XLT, revealing a completely new grille treatment featuring a sporty diagonal basket-weave design.

Ford Maverick XLT

Like the XL prototype spotted earlier, this XLT is also fitted with halogen lights without the LED signature. It is wearing black, 19-in. wheels wrapped in 225/55R19 Goodyear Territory HT tires.

The '25 Ford Maverick is expected to retain its two powertrain options: a 2.5L hybrid delivering 191 hp with a CVT, and a 2.0L EcoBoost turbocharged engine producing 250 hp with an eight-speed automatic transmission, according to insiders.

Ferrari SF90 Caught Bundled Up in Italy

The Ferrari SF90 is getting its first updates since it was introduced in 2019, according to SEMA News sources.

Ferrari has started testing a higher-performance version of the SF90 at Fiorano, the Ferrari testing facility in Italy.

Ferrari SF100

Rumors suggest that the front end of the new SF100 looks more reserved compared to the current model. According to insiders, the SF100's headlights will be sleek and elegant, contrasting with the aggressive headlights of the SF90.

The rear of the SF100 shows a large rear grille with two massive exhaust tips, giving the car an aggressive look reminiscent of Ferrari's Le Mans race cars and the LaFerrari, which needed these grilles for cooling. The taillights will be an upgrade from the small rear lights on the SF90, featuring LED lighting. The rear wing will act as a buttress, similar to many modern Ferrari models, to evenly distribute air across the rear end. The sunken engine bay allows for a larger rear window and better aerodynamics to reduce drag.

The sunken engine design also makes the car ready for a redesign as a spider model, in line with Ferrari's tradition of developing drop-top supercars.