Mercedes-Benz has also publicly unveiled the new S-Class Coupe, designed to replace the outgoing CL-Class.
Previewed by the rather sensational looking Concept S-Class Coupe, the production version is a true design treat, with a long hood, huge wheel arches and long swept back. Most importantly, it doesn’t look at all like a chopped S Class sedan. The model dimensions are: a length of 5027 mm, an 1899 mm width and 1411mm height, with a long, 2945 mm wheelbase.
The interior is mostly the same as the one in the sedan, save for the “Super Sport” steering wheel and the lack of analog clock, while the Coupe’s customers can additionally order the saddle brown, Bengal red and porcelain interior hues.
No new flagship is complete without a true innovation, so the S Class Coupe features an evolved MAGIC BODY CONTROL system that allows for curve tilting – with the car allowed to “lean into bends in a manner similar to a motorcyclist or skier.”
The first engine on offer will be the S 500 version, that features a 4.7-liter V8 good for 455 hp (335 kW) and a max torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), soon followed by other declinations like the S63 AMG Coupe – equipped with the twin-turbo V8 5.5-liter that churns out 593 hp (436 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft).
by Aurel Niculescu
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