The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, which is the spiritual successor of the CL-Class, has been introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept is designed to be a "top-of-the-line model” and appears to already be production-ready. It’s also a good thing that it has significantly different looks from its four-door siblings.
The front fascia takes on a bolder appearance while sleek new horizontal taillights at the back. The regular S-Class has lines that are curvy and elegant but the Coupe concept improves on this and looks stunning from any angle. The muscular wheel arches are linked to remodelled 21-inch wheels that have a 2945mm wheelbase between the axles. The S-Class coupe concept has dimensions of length of 5050mm, width of 1985mm, and height of 1409mm.
This concept is powered by a V8 4,633cc Biturbo engine that’s capable of producing 455 bhp (339 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). Its cabin’s layout has been slightly revised. It features a white instrument panel and comes with a more sculpted shape of its lower area due to the repositioning of the airbags. Its ventilation nozzles are made from white aluminum with ceramic-like inserts and brushed/polished aluminum.
It comes with two 12.3-inch screens that feature an 8:3 aspect ratio and are thinner than those used in the regular S-Class. The other impressive elements of its interior are the aluminum door panels, supple calfskin for the seats and instrument panel, along with a handmade silk carpet and a hand-woven silk roofline. It has also been installed with the Intelligent Drive technology that consists of two stereo cameras, offering a 3D view of the area up to around 50 meters in front of the car with support for object detection and movement.
In addition, it monitors what surrounds the car up to 500 meters. It can take notice of surface irregularities so that the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension is able to make the necessary adjustments to make the ride smoother. Mercedes-Benz is expected to debut a production version at the North American International Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2014.