Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept: first sketches revealed ahead of Frankfurt

Article by Christian A., on September 5, 2013

Mercedes-Benz released today the first sketches with the new S-Class Coupe a.k.a. the CL-Class successor. Set to make its official debut next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new S-Class Coupe Concept will show a brand new design direction for the German coupe.

As expected, all the technologies found on the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be found on the S-Class Coupe as the German carmaker wants to take on cars such as the Bentley Continental GT.

Despite the fact it is a concept, the car that will be unveiled next week in Frankfurt will see a production version with very small changes. If the front end looks like a Mercedes-Benz, the rear end will be completely different from the current vehicles found on company’s lineup. The profile still looks like an elegant coupe.

Mercedes-Benz has provided a glimpse of what will be the next vehicle to sit at the top of its product range. The public will get to assess the Mercedes Concept S-Class Coupé when it is displayed at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Representing a view of the future, the Mercedes Concept S-Class Coupé blends beauty and elegance that greatly convey the design philosophy of sensual clarity.

The concept also boasts of a modern luxurious interior that features superb architecture and remarkable appointments. With every Mercedes vehicle, designers took greater care in adhering to this design philosophy, with the goal of creating contours and surfaces that conveys both high technology and emotional appeal. Its designers used sensual clarity as the main guide in developing new Mercedes products, keeping in mind the core design values of tradition, emotion and progressivism – although these are highlighted differently on each model.

Through this philosophy, Mercedes is building a connection between modernity and the avant-garde, as well as between tradition and progressivism. Thus, each model series has been given a certain role and character, based on the attributes on which the design focuses. Despite those differences, any Mercedes vehicle is always recognizable as a Mercedes-Benz – thanks to the use of styling features typical of the marque.

Joachim Schmidt, Member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales & Marketing, remarked that the new S-Class Sedan has lived up to its role as representative of the power of innovation. He noted that the S-Class Coupé is at the top of Mercedes’ product range, adding that designers have the liberty to create an automotive masterpiece out of the vehicle.

On the other hand, Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design at Daimler AG, remarked that the Concept S-Class Coupé blends tradition and emotion and represents the carmaker’s design style of sensual clarity. He added that the vehicle’s perfected design make it a true icon and an expression of modern luxury.

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