Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class Coupe Is German Opulence With 2 Doors
Buoyed by the recent success of its latest generation of S-Class, Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF.PK) has unveiled its S-Class Coupe, the highly anticipated two-door model that generated much excitement since its initial debut as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. Fortunately, Mercedes didn’t deviate very far from the concept — at all, actually — and the production model promises to be every bit as exciting as observers were led to believe.
The sleek and flowing coupe is meant to mark the end of the CL Class Coupe, the company’s large, two-door grand touring car that commands a price of nearly $120,000 at base. The S-Class brings Mercedes’ new design language to the segment, with rounded, graceful lines, new headlight design, and the now range-wide grille design that’s found on the smaller CLA Class on up.
The car will be hitting Mercedes-Benz dealerships later this year, and to begin, American buyers will only have access to the S550 Coupe, with Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel drive powered by a 4.7-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 that’s good for 449 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That’s decidedly quite impressive for a base-level model.
“The breathtaking design of the Concept S-Class Coupe marked by sporty-classic proportions and sensual purity is transferred to the series-production S-Class Coupe virtually unaltered. The large coupe has always been the supreme pinnacle of our model range and that’s why it’s now called the ‘S-Class’ again,” said Ola Källenius of the board of management, sales, and marketing for Mercedes.