[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Mercedes Benz brand is associated with luxury, exclusivity, class and high performance. The new S-Class Coupé offers all of the above, and more. It combines the classic proportions of a large, sporty coupé with modern luxury and state-of-the-art technology.
[pull_quote_center]The breathtaking design of the Concept S-Class Coupé marked by sporty-classic proportions and sensual purity is transferred to the series-production S-Class Coupé virtually unaltered.[/pull_quote_center]
“Stylistically self-assured presence, exclusive appointments and refined sportiness” – that’s how the company introduces the new model.
UNDER THE BONNET
The two-door car is available with a 4663 cc V8 bi-turbo engine. The S 500 Coupé has a nominal output of 335 kW (455 hp), its torque level peaks at 700 Nm. The sporty motoring experience is significantly enhanced by the emotional sound produced by the exhaust system.
Like the S-Class Saloon, the new Coupé is available with numerous new assistance systems that make driving even more comfortable and safer.
Things like the Intelligent Drive system, for example, which includes the PRE-SAFE brake with pedestrian detection; DISTRONIC PLUS with Steer Assist and Stop&Go Pilot; BAS PLUS with junction assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist; Adaptive High-beam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus.
EXTERIOR – FLOWING PROFILE OF PERFECT PROPORTIONS
The flowing profile of the S-Class Coupé embodies sensual purity in a modern way. It is characterised by typical rear-wheel-drive proportions, emphasised by the hallmark Mercedes dropping line.
The long bonnet with pronounced lines and powerdomes; the low greenhouse with high beltline; the accentuated wheel arches as well as the large wheels (18- to 20-inch) and the broad visual effect created by the rear, reinforce the S-Class Coupé’s aspirations as a masterpiece of automotive refinement.
With a wheelbase of 2945 mm, the Coupé is 5027 mm long, with a width of 1899 mm and a height of 1411 mm.
INTERIOR – MODERN LUXURY AS AVANT-GARDE DESIGN
A high class appeal, quality workmanship and exceptional touch and feel are a treat for the passengers’ senses, so that the car’s interior represents the highest level of modern luxury.
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.
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 sporty elevated centre console extends to the vehicle rear. [quote_box_left]All lids and armrests are lavishly covered in leather.[/quote_box_left]
The new Super Sport steering wheel impresses with its powerful, galvanised spokes which create maximum depth for the steering wheel, as if they flowed out from the steering column.
Both the front and the rear seats have a pronounced sporty character, the two rear seats are designed as individual seats.
The front-seat seat belts are integrated in the rear side paneling without interrupting the waistline with windows open; seatbelt extenders make them easily accessible for the seat occupants.
The new S-Class Coupé will have its world première at the Geneva International Motor Show (6 – 16 March 2014); distribution to dealerships is scheduled for the second half of 2014.
[quote_box_center]For details, full spec and pricing, please visit www.mercedes-benz.com [/quote_box_center]