Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz revealed the S-Class Coupe Concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The arrival of the S-Class Coupe officially will mean the end of the CL-Class series in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the model it replaces.
Styling for the new S-Class Coupe may seem a bit generic if you take into account the new CLA-Class; especially the front, which is only a little less grumpier than the CLA. But the side is thoroughly complimented by the sleek and swoopy lines like that of the CL-Class we’re used to seeing. But all of that is further manned up by the 21-inch tyres and the accentuated wheel arches.
There’s no lack of grunt under the hood either. The concept coupe is scheduled to be powered by a 4.6-litre Biturbo V8 which puts out 449 hp and and 700 Nm of torque. And by the way, this is even before the men at AMG take over.
Snooping into the futuristic looking interior cabin images, we see an interesting looking white instrument panel whose curves according to Mercedes-Benz is a reminiscent of a “whale’s fins”. Still, we love the positioning of four of the six piece A/C vents in the center and the dual 12.3-inch digital displays (one of which is the instrument console). The world of touch-screens is further followed up by four clocks (touch-screens) showing world time.
In the pursuit of exclusivity, the brand opted for supple calf-skin for the instrument panel and seats. Furthermore, the headliner of the vehicle is made from hand-woven silk.
The Concept S-Class Coupé will be equipped with the “Intelligent Drive”, which allows autonomous driving, thanks to two “camera eyes,” which can create a three-dimensional view of the area up to about 160 feet in front of the vehicle, and as “6DVision” to detect position and movement of objects. The technology will be complimented by ‘Road Surface Scan’ which detects undulations with the help of the stereo camera and ‘Magic Body Control’ which adjusts the suspension in advance to suit the situation.
Just as expected, there’s also a premium audio system and a Garmin NaviCore based navigation system which offers modern design and a 3D view.
We’ve got no word on an official unveiling of the production version anytime soon. Other than the concept tag, to us, this looks fit enough to hit the streets. Expect to see a few camouflaged Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupes roaming around the streets of Dubai in the near future.