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Mercedes S-Class Coupe: Frankfurt 2013

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Mercedes S-Class Coupe (pictured) arrives in concept guise at Frankfurt

The Mercedes CL was never really the big seller you might expect a coupe version of probably the best saloon car in the world – the Mercedes S Class – to be, But that could change with the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe, revealed today at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a concept. The Concept S-Class Coupe – which looks pretty much production-ready – comes complete with a new look, a look that reflects Mercedes’ recent design changes with a clear feel of a grown-up CLA in its lines.

The long bonnet, raised line running from the front wings to the back wheelarch, no B-pillar, and a nose that takes the good-looking front of the CLA as its cue – but takes it a step further – makes the S-Class Coupe look like a proper Mercedes in its own right and not just a two-door version of the S-Class.

Inside, the Concept S-Class Coupe is far more concept than production reality – the final production Coupe will probably be more akin to the S-Class saloon – with milled aluminium covering the door panels, black diamond finish on the centre console, a sea of white and polished aluminium, lashings of white leather, silk carpets and a pair of widescreen 12.3″ screens.

Under the skin there’s Intelligent Drive Technology that uses a pair of cameras to give a 3D view of the road in front and also monitors the Coupe’s destination up to 500 metres ahead to set-up the Magic Body Control for the perfect ride and dynamics.

The Concept Coupe comes with Mercedes 4.7 litre twin-turbo V8 developing 449bhp and 516lb/ft of torque, but you can be sure there will also be a 63 AMg and 65 AMG version too.

The Mercedes S-Class Coupe is expected to return in production form at the Detroit Motor Show in January.

By Cars UK