Mercedes nips and tucks its S-Class
The World’s most beautiful car just got even prettier. Meet the facelifted Mercedes S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.
The first major change is immediately noticeable to fans of the AMG GT R, and that is the Panamericana grille. The S63 Coupe, S65 Coupe and the GLC63 models are the only non-GT R cars to sport this new look. There are also larger air ducts to assist the engine and brakes with some extra air, aside from making the car look even angrier.
The next big aesthetic change comes in the form of the OLED tail-lights. Consisting of 66 individual micro-lights, the tail-lights bring a new form to the rear of the sleek coupes. There is also a slightly reworked bumper at the rear that now flaunts chrome highlights, matching the chrome tailpipes.
The interior also sees some pleasant updates. Three new trim and upholstery lines provide owners with more opportunity to express individuality, and a new 12.3” digital instrument cluster comes with three new themes to suit each mood of the Coupe; Classic, Sport and Progressive.
The entry model S-Coupe is now the S450 Coupe, packing a potent 3.0-litre V6 throwing out 270Kw of power and 500Nm of torque. Further up the line is the new S560 Coupe, which replaces the old S500, with a detuned 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the S63 model.
The engine features cylinder deactivation technology for improved economy, but switch that off and the car will plant all 345kW of power and 700Nm of torque into the ground, allowing it to accelerate to 100km/h in just 4.6-seconds.
The cool kid of the bunch, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe, packs a healthy 449kW of power and 900Nm of torque from its 4.0-litre twin-turbo’d V8. Thanks to the new 4MATIC system the S63 will accelerate to 100km/h in 3.5-seconds.
The big daddy of the S-Coupe range, the Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe, will retain is prestigious full-fat, extra spicy 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12. One can’t really question this decision as the 463kW of power and 1000Nm of torque are more than enough to turn the coupe into a missile. However, you’d be mistaken to assume that it accelerates faster than its V8 brother, the S63. The V12 will carry you to 100km/h in just 4.1-seconds.
The S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models make up around 15% of total S-Class sales, so you can expect a heavier price tag than the current S-Coupes and Cabriolets once order books open next year.