|For the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz broke out the Concept S-Class Coupé as one of its main exhibits till the 3rd week of the month.|
Exterior highlights of the Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe incorporate both tradition and emotion to symbolize the brand’s design language of sensual clarity – modern luxury.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: The exterior’s flowing profile
The flowing profile of the Concept S-Class Coupé embodies sensual clarity in a modern way. It is characterized by typical rear-wheel drive proportions, which are emphasized by the Mercedes-typical signature, the dropping line.
The long bonnet with distinctive lines and powerdomes, the cowering greenhouse with high beltline, the accentuated wheel arches as well as the 21-inch wheels (tyres at front 265/35 R 21, at rear 295/35 R 21) and the visually broad rear substantiate the claim of the Concept S-Class Coupé as a masterpiece of automotive refinement. With a wheelbase of 2945 mm the Coupé measures 5050 mm in length, 1958 mm in width and 1409 mm in height.
Positively arched surfaces give the Concept S-Class Coupé a sensual character. The sculpted appearance lends it classic elegance that forms a perfect symbiosis with the modern-progressive design idiom.
The view from the side is marked by the dropping line in keeping with the emotional character of the vehicle. The side profile is defined by the dome-shaped stretched roof line and the frameless doors. An elegant, three-dimensional chrome frame surrounds the glass areas that are uninterrupted by B-pillars. This underscores the Mercedes-typical Coupé look.
The front’s other highlights include 3-D and diamond grille with rectangular, dark chrome-plated elements, and LED headlights with daytime running lights. The rear takes on broad shoulders and distinctive character lines. Moving the license plate to the lower bumper section allows positioning the three-pointed star more prominently on the smooth boot lid. This is complemented by a chrome trim strip modelled with love of detail. It runs horizontally across the boot lid and continues past the tail lights, creating visual width. The arrangement of the LEDs in two horizontal rows within the two-piece tail light represents high tech and at the same time is reminiscent of the relief-type design on earlier models.
Interior-wise, the S-Class Coupe features the many flowing lines. From the sculpted instrument panel to the door panels, the interior oozes with a premium feel and ‘sheer’ touch of class. Relevant interior highlights are; four-piece cluster in the cluster, aluminium controls, 12.3-inch touch screen, the World Clock, “black diamond” surfaces, sculpted seats, and a host of colors and materials to choose from. The infotainment system also meets the highest standards: the MoodGrid software from music recognition service Gracenote makes it possible to listen to whatever music fits the mood.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe technology
The Concept S-Class Coupé is powered by a V8 Biturbo engine. This engine produces 455 hp from a displacement of 4663 cc. The peak torque is 516 lb-ft. Additionally, the Concept has the “Intelligent Drive” technology and a suspension that uses the incorporated stereo camera, just like the current S-Class. When the camera detects road undulations via the Road Surface scan, the car’s suspension quickly adapts to the surface; thanks to Magic Body Control.