2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe is Sweet Swiss Miss

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2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe is Sweet Swiss Miss

The folks in Stuttgart nailed it with their brand new S-Class, the company’s flagship model. But putting the luxury competition on notice wasn’t enough. They had to go over the top and introduce this, a two-door version of the iconic sedan.

This is the brand-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. The car is making its global debut right here at the Geneva Motor Show. Now one of the first things you’ll notice about this vehicle it its size; the thing is gargantuan. Overall its body is 198 inches long and it rides on a wheelbase that spans 116 inches. Both of those measurements are a bit smaller than the sedan version though the two-door is the same width.

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Outside there are a couple unique things worth mentioning. Full LED headlights are standard though for maximum bling there’s an option that embellishes the lamps with genuine Swarovski crystals. There’s a standard panoramic glass roof and you can make it either opaque or transparent at the push of a button. Available wheels max out at 20 inches in diameter.

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Drawing inspiration from motorcycles the S-Class Coupe’s adjustable suspension can actually lean the car into corners, which reduces the lateral forces acting on the passengers and supposedly improves comfort. The body can tilt up to 2.5 degrees, but perhaps list is a better word since this car is about the size of an ocean liner.

Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system is standard and takes full advantage of the engine’s available output. The car is powered by a 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8. It puts out 449 hp and 526 lb-ft of torque. The S-Class sedan can blitz from 0 to 60 miles an hour in a claimed 4.8 seconds, though the coupe will likely be even faster.

And just like the four-door model this car’s cabin is absolutely sumptuous. It’s dripping with buttery soft leather and absolutely top-quality materials. The optional Designo package provides this beautiful diamond-quilted pattern on the seats and other surfaces.

Of course it’s loaded with all of the latest safety and assistance features, more technology than a commercial airliner, things like adaptive high beams, night vision, DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control and way more. Look for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe at dealerships in the United States this fall. Pricing has not been announced at this time.

GALLERY: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

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  • Gregger1

    The front would actually look pretty good if they didn’t have all the clutter in the center of the grill (i.e. the heavy chrome bar with the star in the circle)…..why Benz is doing this now I have no clue. I’d remove it immediately after delivery….even at expense. This is kinda like how Porsche has gone to slapping “P O R S C H E” across the rear of all their cars. Ridiculous…..if someone doesn’t know, it doesn’t matter if they don’t know.

  • Jon Martin

    Guess you’ve never seen older benz cars with big logos like the 560 SEC which was a popular design.

  • Gregger1

    No…..actually I’m very familiar with older SEC and even SLs. So, do you think MB was reaching for a retro look here? The rest of the front grill certainly doesn’t look old. I know, to each his own….. and I’m odd in that I’ve always been known to take liberties w/OE out-of-the-box.

  • Smokey

    Maybe you should get a job with their styling team…

  • Gregger1

    Funny…..I think when they saw what I’d done to my 16V 190 and the E55 they’d say…..ahhh, you crazy American.

  • Tony Iaguessa

    I agree, It appears they are trying to copy GM and Ford and go retro. IT’s a little to “Goddy” for me as well.

  • Smokey

    I’m an old stodge with a bone stock 1983 240D. All manual except the sunroof and antenna. That’s about as far in the other direction style wise as you can go…I sort of think they should have stayed that conservative but they’d be out if business by now if they had. My daily driver is an 09 Genesis…a very impressive car and a blast to drive.

  • David

    I have Jag XK8, Porsche 928s, MB 500SEL, MBSLK, and have owned other MB. It is just impossible to out class any “S” Class. I have a Genesis R Spec 2012 but it isn’t a Mercedes. Owned several BMW but I find Mercedes much easier to maintain. The 2015 “S” is my next buy!

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