Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its new S-Class Coupe. The car is set to make its official world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.
The latest exponent of Mercedes’ current “Sensual Purity” design philosophy, the body is characterised by rear-wheel-drive proportions, emphasised by the now hallmark Mercedes dropping line. With a wheelbase of 2945 mm, the coupe is 5027 mm long, with a width of 1899 mm and a height of 1411 mm.
At the front end there is the further-evolved three-dimensional diamond radiator grille, whose structure is defined by rectangular, chrome-plated elements. It incorporates the central Mercedes three-pointed star and just one louvre. The coupe’s headlamps have been further refined with a semi-circular counter-curve.
From the side, the car’s profile is defined by the dome-shaped stretched roof line and the frameless doors. A 3D continuous chrome frame surrounds the glass areas that are uninterrupted by B-pillars. Traversing backwards, the arched surfaces and lines of the car’s side walls flow into the rear end with a tapered effect.
At the back, moving the license plate mounting to the lower part of the rear bumper is a noticeable modification. Part of the light functions is located in the wings, the other in the boot lid. The two-piece tail lamps each incorporate LEDs arranged in two horizontal rows.
The coupe also gets a panoramic roof extending over two-thirds of the entire vehicle roof; with a surface area of around 1.32 metres square, it appears almost 150 per cent larger than on the predecessor model. “MAGIC SKY CONTROL” technology makes it possible to switch the transparency of the roof at the push of a button, from light to dark. When light, the roof is almost completely transparent; when dark, light transmission i.e. the proportion of outside light that is allowed through into the interior, is reduced to less than 1%.
Like the S-Class Saloon, the coupe variant will come with MAGIC BODY CONTROL, the first so-called “suspension with eyes”, and numerous new assistance systems including “Intelligent Drive”.
The two-door car is to be made available with a 4663 cc V8 biturbo engine. The S 500 Coupe has a nominal output of 455 hp (335 kW), its torque level peaks at 700 Nm.