Official launch: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz Singapore yesterday launched its all-new, much-anticipated S-Class Coupe, a milestone step further from the benchmark-setting S-Class luxury saloon. The new S-Class Coupe sees the marriage of a coupe’s sportiness and sleekness, together with modern luxury and pioneering technology.
Up front, the S-Class Coupe retains the long, sweeping contour line of the flagship’s bonnet, and measures a little shorter than its saloon brother at 5,027 mm.
The Coupe retains modern cutting-edge features such as the full-LED headlamps with Mercedes-Benz’s signature LED daytime running eyebrow lights. Each headlamp assembly boasts no less than 47 different Swarovski crystals – 17 for the flare-shaped daytime running lamp, and 30 for the turning indicators.
Buyers, or “investors”, of this luxury drive also enjoy a panoramic roof sweeping across more than half the roof line, and with the optional MAGIC SKY CONTROL, the Coupe allows you to switch the transparency of the roof at a touch of a button.
On first glance, the interior of the Coupe seems strikingly similar to that of its saloon brother, with the two 12” TFT infotainment and instrument system screens taking up centerstage at the front of the car.
Opt for the Exclusive package and you get to enjoy seats wrapped in delicate Exclusive nappa leather, complete with diamond stitching patterns on the backrests.
While it is an option on the saloon, the Coupe now offers drivers the convenience of a heads-up display, providing much appreciated information such as speed, speed limits, navigation instructions, and driving assistance messages.
Sound buffs would also not be disappointed – the Coupe retains the two different variants of the Burmester set – a standard surround sound system, as well as the High End 3D surround sound system for enhanced audio pleasure during your drive.
Under the hood, the entry-level S-Class Coupe is a whopping 4.6 litre V8 bi-turbo heart. While we anticipate a lower capacity plant emerging in its unique market, the current V8 gives you enough oomph at 455 horses and an amazing 700 Nm of torque to fully enjoy the drive experience (and kick).
Like the S-Class, the Coupe also offers features such as Intelligent Drive system with PRE-SAFE Brake, HISTRIONIC Plus with Steer Assist and Stop&GO Pilot, Active Lane Keeping Assist, as well as Collision Prevention Active Plus, which essentially brakes your car upon detecting an obstacle in front (only available at speeds below 7 km/h).
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is now available at Cycle & Carriage Singapore, with its base model as the S500 Coupe. At press time, the S500 Coupe is priced at S$613,888, including COE.