Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept
The official replacement of the CL-Class, the brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, has been officially unveiled, in concept form, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe, which previews the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, debuted on Tuesday at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Mercedes stresses that although this car is merely a concept, the design cues, flourishes and technology on display are all destined to make it onto upcoming cars.
Inside, the instrument panel has been shaped to reflect, in Mercedes’ words, “a whale fluke just before it re-enters the water”. Finished in white with milled aluminum switchgear, the effect is of flowing, unbroken lines and of space. Emphasizing the aura of luxury are the calfskin upholstered seats and the hand-woven silk carpeting and roof liner while under the hood.
The new car features a host of technology: its Intelligent Drive system uses stereo cameras which can map a three-dimensional representation of the road ahead to alert the driver and can also detect and predict the position of objects around the car at any given moment up to a distance of 500 meters.
This technology is also tied into the suspension system so that it is always prepared to iron out kinks in the road ahead before the car encounters them, for the smoothest possible ride.
Increasing the sense of well-being is an infotainment system that uses Gracenote technology and can play a track list based on the driver’s mood and has a catalogue of 18 million tracks to choose from.
Under the hood, there’s a bi-turbo V8 that’s been massaged and refined by AMG so that it puts out 455 hp and over 700Nm of torque, but the top speed remains a mystery.