Mercedes is about to add arguably one of the best-looking luxury saloons in recent years to its model line-up with the new S-Class Coupe.
Set for its official reveal at the Geneva motor show next month, the S-Class Coupe has been designed for luxury saloon customers who really want to get the most out of every drive.
Prices will start from around £100,000 but that investment buys some stunning exterior design, a lower roofline, wider wheel arches and beefed-up sideskirts that all help to give it a pretty menacing road presence.
Mercedes has only announced one engine to date and that’s a potent S500 model with a 4.7-litre turbocharged V8 that’s good for 449bhp and 700Nm torque. Expect to see an even more powerful AMG model later in the year that’s tipped to feature a mighty V12.
Inside, the S-Class coupe has undergone a comprehensive overhaul, starting with a new steering wheel and filtering down to features such as diamond-quilted seats and improved switchgear.
Mercedes has also opted to install its new ‘touchpad’ controller from the C-Class and V-Class models that allows the driver to swipe through menus and pinch to zoom into maps.
Customers can also opt for a rather trick panoramic glass roof that can turn from transparent to opaque and back again at the touch of a button, as well as a heads-up display that projects information such as speed and navigation commands onto the windscreen in front of the driver.
An addition to the innovative Magic Body Control suspension (do you remember the advert with the dancing chickens?) sees the car read the road ahead and adjust individual suspension struts to keep the vehicle flatter through corners.