MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS COUPE REVEALED
Mercedes-Benz has pulled the wraps off the latest bodystyle in its new S-Class range, unveiling the S-Class Coupe 'concept' in Frankfurt today.
Officially a showcar, the big new two-door is unlikely to go through many changes before entering production in the coming year. At least, not on the outside.
As expected, the new coupe shares a number of key styling features with the S-Class sedan, including nearly identical headlights, a broad new grille and twin character lines along the profile.
The front bumper is similar to the bar worn by the smaller E 63 AMG performance model - at least on this top-end model, driven by Merc's 4.6 litre turbo V8.
The rear-end, past the coupe-specific C-pillar design, is where the biggest difference lies: while the S-Class sedan wears tall tail-lights, the Coupe gets long slender lamps reaching into the boot lid.
In the cabin, the Coupe gets a retro-futuristic design, with a broad 1930s-inspired dash design in front of a large dual-display and generous aluminium accents.
A set of four sports seats with shell-like ribbed stitching is also featured, although these - and the dash - will likely be simplified before entering production.
The coupe measures 5050mm - compared to 4895mm for BMW's 6 Series Coupe - 1958mm wide and 1409mm tall, and rides on big 21-inch wheels.
The S-Class Coupe concept is powered by Merc's 334kW 4.6 litre V8 biturbo engine, but no performance or fuel figures have been released.
Watch for details on the coupe's production debut in the coming year.
The S-Class sedan is set to go on sale in Australia from November, with pricing yet to be confirmed.
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