Mercedes-Benz introduced a stunning additional to the S family at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, the S-Class coupe.
The S-Class coupe or S500 is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine that pumps out 449 horsepower. From the outside, it has a higher beltline and a sleeker appearance than its sedan sibling. Swarovski headlights are available with a big price tag. Inside, the coupe has the sedan’s dashboard and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
It also features many of the sedan’s advanced technologies. It has, for example, the 3D steoroscopic cameras, sensors and radars that can take the wheel from the driver in case of emergencies. This feature made the S-Class sedan win the Car of the Year award from the 2014 International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society.
The S500 also debuts the active curve tilting function of the suspension which automatically leans the car into the curve, like a motorcycle would. Mercedes said that this feature makes the ride more comfortable on winding roads. In addition, there are also cameras that can read the road ahead which trigger necessary suspension adjustments in real time.
The $100k-plus S-Class coupe is the first coupe to earn the S-Class nameplate in more than a decade. It will replace the CL coupe when it enters the market as a 2015 model in fall this year.