2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe is Sweet Swiss Miss

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

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.

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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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Gregger1 Gregger1 on Mar 05, 2014

    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.

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    • David David on Mar 07, 2014

      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!

  • Tony Iaguessa Tony Iaguessa on Mar 07, 2014

    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.