Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé

Production Cars 11 Feb 2014
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the production verion of the new S-Class Coupé, anticipated by the Concept presented at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.


The new S-Class Coupé features an exterior design strongly based on the concept version presented in Frankfurt

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe-Concept and production comparison

Compared to it, the production S-Class Coupé maintains the slender proportions and the same long wheelbase (2,945 mm).

However, the length and width have been respectively reduced to 5,027 mm (-23 mm) and 1,899 mm (-59mm), while the height has been increased to 1,411 mm (+2mm).

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe-Concept and production comparison

At the front, the sporty treatment maintains the brand’s aggressive grille, with the central star and the diamond-shaped pattern. Production contraints led to a less clean surface layout and the adoption of twin LED units for the headlights.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe-Concept and production comparison

The sides feature the same surfae treatment, characterized by the distinctive dropping line and dome-shaped stretched roof line.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

The production S-Class Coupé has lost the sleek side mirrors and the flush door handles, while the wheels are available in 18 to 20-inch diameter, compared to the large 21-inch rims of the concept.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

At the rear, the license plate mounting has been moved on the lower part of the bumper, which enables a sleeker design for the trunk lid.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe - Badge and rear camera detail Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe - Wheel

The three-pointed star is “free-standing” and can pivot outwards to locate the reversing camera and the optional 360° camera.Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Interior

Inside, the dashboard is divided into a very clear top-layer section with an expansive “wrap-around” effect extending to the doors, and an extremely low, sculptural “floating” lower section.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Interior

This  architecture was made possible by repositioning the airbag to a completely new low location.

This concept enables the large, two-part wide-screen format TFT display to be placed in a prominent “hovering” position in front of this trim surface. Under the display, the elevated centre console extends to the vehicle rear.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe InteriorThe optional head-up display brings important information like vehicle speed, speed limits and navigation instructions directly on the windscreen.

It features a specular optics system and a full-colour display module with a resolution of 480 x 240 pixels, operating with high-power LEDs and projecting a virtual image of around 21 x 7 centimeters, that appears to float around two metres away above the hood.

From a technical standpoint, The S-Class Coupé is available with a 4663 cc V8 biturbo engine with a nominal output of 335 kW (455 hp), and a torque of 700 Nm.

Among the technical highlights are the the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system with curve tilting function, the head-up display, the touch pad and the headlamps, optionally equipped with 47 Swarovski crystals.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

The new S-Class Coupé will have its world première at the Geneva International Motor Show (6 – 16 March 2014), with sales beginning in the the second half of 2014.

“Our new S-Class Coupé is one of the most gorgeous coupés of all times, representing the most radical aesthetic departure from its predecessor,” says Gorden Wagener, Vice President Daimler AG. “The sensuous flowing silhouette in interplay with the clear progressive design language forms a perfect symbiosis and expresses our philosophy of sensual purity with pithy precision.”

(Source: Mercedes-Benz)

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  1. RAL
    13/2/2014

    i think the proto is one of the cutest and elegant coupe I have ever seen. The production car, though, has some styling features I dislike: the “air outtake” in the rear bumper and this kind of “step-surface” just below the side doors, both utterly unnecessary since they do not connect well with the elegant look expected in such a car. The air intakes in the front bumper are also too big. The proto steals the show!.

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