The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe was officially introduced today and as expected, the new car will be brought to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, just like we said! Clearly inspired by the S-Class Coupe Concept that was unveiled back in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new S-Class Coupe will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2014.
The two-door coupe will be available with the 4663 cc V8 biturbo engine found also on the S-Class saloon, and capable to generate 455 hp (335 kW) and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. According to the official press release, the 2015 S-Class Coupe promises a sporty motoring experience thanks to the sound produced by the exhaust system but also to the MAGIC BODY CONTROL, the first "suspension with eyes", had its world première in the S-Class.
Thanks to the MAGIC BODY CONTROL, the coupe leans into bends in a manner similar to a motorcyclist or skier. On country roads in particular, the new curve tilting function enhances motoring enjoyment and comfort. Moreover, the vehicle is available with plenty of assistance systems such as PRE-SAFE brake with pedestrian detection, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steer Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, BAS PLUS with junction assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive High-beam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS is also offered and provides collision protection from a speed of 7 km/h and up to 200 km/h. The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 50 km/h, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at up to 40 km/h.
PRE-SAFE PLUS is offered too and can recognise an imminent rear-end collision and warn following traffic by flashing the rear hazard warning lights at a high frequency. If the danger of a collision persists, the system can also firmly apply the parking brake on the vehicle stationary and thus minimise the risk of whiplash injuries by reducing the forward jolt caused by an impact from the rear. As expected, many of the systems featured on the S-Class saloon are found on the new S-Class Coupe.
For example, AIR BALANCE package including the components "fragrancing" and "ionisation" is available, as well as electric armrest heating, offered with the Warmth Comfort package.If the S-Class Coupe comes with the Seat Comfort package, the front seats feature the ENERGIZING massage function based on the hot-stone principle.
Two especially high-value audio systems have been developed: the Burmester surround sound system and the Burmester High-End 3D surround sound system. With a wheelbase of 2945 mm, the Coupé is 5027 mm long, with a width of 1899 mm and a height of 1411 mm. The design is not new, as we’ve seen it already on the concept version.
What is more interesting is that the S-Class Coupe comes with the further refined eyebrows that, in combination with the standard LED Intelligent Light System, unique headlamps with no less than 47 Swarovski crystals are available. Meanwhile, 30 round-shaped crystals make up the turn indicator lamps.