New Mercedes S-class replaces the predecessor CL as an idea to simplify the model name that confuse car buyers. Mercedes S-Class Coupe is just what it sounds like, a two-door coupe model of the W222 S-Class. S-class coupe(C217) not only shares components from S-class sedan but it takes another step in technological development. It will be the first series model that offers an advance suspension that can lean against curves just like a motorcycle rider. The body automatically tilts upto 2.5 degrees in the turns by the help of air suspension. This function remains active at speed between 30 to 180 km/hr.
Mercedes S Class coupe has maintained its sexy image similar to prototype shown last year. The beautiful front of the concept car is almost carried in the production model. Similar to W222 sedan, C217 coupe will be equipped with xenon headlights with integrated LEDs. The new coupe stands high on fashion by offering optional 17 and 30 Swarovski crystals in daytime running lights and turn signals respectively. The interior is very similar to sedan. Two large TFT screens serve as an information center for driver and passenger. It is operated by the touch-pad on the center of armrest and steering mounted controls. Asian customers will get air balance mechanism where air is perfumed if bad odor is detected.
Size wise Mercedes S-class coupe is not smaller. It measures 5027 mm in length, 1899 mm in width and is 1411 mm high. At this height the roof-line is quite low and the wheelbase is stretched substantially to create more room at back. It is 220 mm shorter than long-wheelbase version of S-class sedan. For the first time, Mercedes big coupe will get four-wheel drive 4MATIC, as an option. Also available as an option is Magic Ride Control similar to sedan which Mercedes calls «first shock-absorbs with eyes». The system scans the path ahead with the help of cameras mounted in front and adjust the suspension for better ride and handling. Stop/Start function will be standard on all models.
Engine wise, we can expect that the Mercedes S-Class Coupe gets same power-train as the four-door S-Class. So far it is confirmed that the Mercedes S 500 Coupe gets a 4.6-liter V8 turbo which develops 455 hp (335 kW) and 700 Nm( 516 lb-ft) of torque. Although not revealed by the company whether S63 AMG coupe will be made but the possibility cannot be ruled out. More details about the S-Class Coupe will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
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