Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe at the 2014 Geneva Motor ShowTwo-door Mercedes S-Class Coupe gives Bentley and Aston a fright at Geneva 2014Two-door Mercedes S-Class Coupe gives Bentley and Aston a fright at Geneva 2014Sean Carsoncontributor, MSN Cars2014-02-26T23:00:002014-03-05T08:30:00channeldrive2014 Geneva Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz S-Class CoupeApart from the massive S65 AMG L limousine also here at Geneva 2014, theMercedes-Benz S-Class Coupemust be the ultimate in opulence. If you’re the shy, retiring type, look away now.This 5m-long, two-door V8 twin-turbo monster screams wealth. But while it shouts money, it quietly whispers taste, we reckon. Potential buyers could have had the glitzy Maserati GranTurismo, the blingy Bentley Continental GT, or the ostentatious Aston Martin DB9, but instead they went for a Mercedes.Please click on the image above to read more on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe at the 2014 Geneva Motor Showtop2014 Geneva Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: what’s new?The 2014 S-Class Coupe is based on the current Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloon, proclaimed by us at MSN Cars as quite possibly the best car in the world. Not a bad place to start, then.What is new is the styling – subtle S-Class cues are carried over, but the S coop is much more elegant thanks to its two-door layout. We have to admit, we love Merc’s sharp creases and clever form language at the moment. Some say it looks like a Renault Laguna Coupe from the back. Not a terrible thing in our book.topMercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: what’s new?
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: spec and technical detailsJust one of the regular S-Class Saloon’s engines is carried over for the Coupe, which means only an S500 Coupe model will be available from launch. Powered by a 455hp 4.7-litre V8 biturbo engine and mated to a smooth seven-speed automatic gearbox, it should mean plenty of waftability.Don’t expect the S-Class’ diesel engines to feature in the Coupe. However, the 333hp S400 Hybrid motor might. We reckon the S500 will sprint from 0-62mph (100kph) in around 4.8 seconds and return roughly 30mpg combined with 205g/km CO2.topMercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: spec and technical details
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: spec and technical detailsJust like the S-Class that preceded it, the S-Class Coupe is chocked full of clever tech. This includes Mercedes’ Magic Body Control, which scans the road ahead and actively prepares the car's suspension for lumps and bumps.A new active anti-roll bar system ensures flat cornering when you’re going hard, while an array of active and passive safety systems keep a watchful eye over you and your passengers – including Merc’s Pre-Safe Brake, which will prime the brakes and even apply them for you to avoid or reduce the impacts of a collision with a pedestrian or another car.topMercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: spec and technical details
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: interiorInside, the S-Class Coupe boasts all the quality and gadgets you’d expect of a luxurious, top-end Mercedes. There’s an awesome Burmester 3D surround sound system to deafen your passengers, and Mercedes’ Air-Balance device, which fragrances and ionises the interior air to keep it fresh and clean. Breath-in. Breathe-out. Ahhhh.Two widescreen TFT displays for the instruments and the infotainment system dominate the dashboard, while the swooping dash inlay gives a cossetting, refined ambience befitting of a car of this calibre. We could easily see ourselves covering enormous distances effortlessly in the 2014 S-Class Coupe.topMercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: interior
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: prices and on-sale dateThe new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe will go on sale at the end of 2014, with prices starting in excess of $167,000 (€121,000)That’s a $8,000 (€6,000) increase on the current Mercedes CL – the car the S-Class Coupe will replace – and around $20,000 (€14,500) more than the equivalent S-Class Saloon. Given the extra style and exclusivity, we think that’s fairly reasonable.topMercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: prices and on-sale date
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: reactionIf we were asked to describe the new S500 Coupe in one word, we’d say "slick". Judging by the way the S-Class Coupe has gone down in Geneva, it seems as though plenty of people like a big Benz.Combining all of the S-Class’ tech and performance in a very elegant coupe body, the two-door model has attracted a lot of attention here.The jury is still out on the optional Swarovski crystal headlights, however…topMercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: reaction
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: first impressionsThe standard S-Class is a fine car to drive and be driven in. The Coupe will place the focus on the pilot even more, so we’re expecting big things.This is a car to cruise in though – although we can’t wait for the 63 and 65 AMG versions already – and even just sitting in the car on Mercedes’ show stand, it makes you feel special. Very much mission accomplished, we’d say.topMercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: first impressions