Mercedes Concept S-Class Coupe says 'see ya' to the CL-Class
Left Lane News
by Andrew Ganz
September 10, 2013
After a nearly two-decade hiatus, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe nameplate is back. Debuting today at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the S-Class Coupe has been presented as a concept car - but make no mistake, a production model will follow soon.
Set to replace the automaker's CL-Class, the S-Class coupe is a design-oriented sibling to the automaker's recently-released 2014 S-Class sedan.
Not surprisingly, the coupe shares more than just a name with its sedan sibling. Swept-back and more flowing than the sedan, the Coupe has a lower greenhouse with a tall beltline, plus more flared wheel arches. It rides on 21-inch wheels with staggered tires, a look that probably won't make production. Uniquely, Mercedes-Benz moved its rear license plate to the car's bumper rather than integrating it into its trunk lid.
Underhood, the concept uses Mercedes' 4.7-liter, 449-horsepower twin-turbo V8.
Look for the production S-Class Coupe to bow within the next few months before going on sale next year as a 2015 model.
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