When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the face-lifted or updated sedan (or saloon) version of the S-Class for the 2018 model year, the carmaker stunned the public with new front and rear fascias, new grille design, new engines and an array of innovative technologies. Of course, it was expected that Mercedes-Benz would also update the coupe and cabriolet versions of its flagship model.
Now, the German carmaker is officially confirming those updates with the face-lifted 2018 Mercedes S-Class Coupe and 2018 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet models. Both new models will be formally unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
As expected, the updates on the 2018 Mercedes S-Class Coupe were more or less the same as the extensive tweaks implemented on the 2018 S-Class Saloon. For instance, the new S-Class Coupe is provided with new or functionally extended driving assistance systems, integrated Energizing comfort control and the latest infotainment generation.
The new S-Class Coupe is also gifted with a modern control and display concept with Widescreen Cockpit, new generation of steering wheels and new OLED tail lamps. OLED (organic light emitting diode) tail lamps employ wafer-thin layers of organic materials printed on a glass plate and made to illuminate. A total of floating 66 ultra-flat OLEDs -- 33 left and 33 right – results to an unmistakable light signature as combined with a Coming Home function.
New S-Class Coupe is also provided with Active Steering Assist and Active Distance Control DISTRONIC, which could automatically adjust speed ahead of bends, junctions or roundabouts.
The new Mercedes S-Class Coupe will be offered in four models: the new base S450 Coupe, the S560 Coupe, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe, and the Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe. The S450 Coupe is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine – with a new gliding function -- that delivers 270 kW (367 hp) of max output and 500 Nm of peak torque, as sent to the wheels 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The new S450 Coupe could sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds.