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.
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