Ahead of its public unveiling at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe has been revealed through pictures. Like the latest S-Class sedan, the two-door S-Class model also comes with some cosmetic tweaks and a revised powertrain line-up. Even as carmakers prepare for the auto show next week, here's a photo tour of the upcoming three-pointed star coupe.
The changes on the car have made the front fascia much more pronounced. The avant-garde grille and the centrally placed three-pointed star only adds to the aggression.
The bumpers have been reworked and the ones on the AMG show off the coupe sporty nature. The headlamps too get new internals adding to that freshness to the car.
The rear of the coupe continues to get a sporty looking stance. It still reminds you of the gorgeous overall appearance of Mercedes' SLS-AMG supercar.
The main highlight is the new OLED tech in the wraparound tail lamps. These lights come with 33 individually controlled OLED lights along with integrated turn signal indicators.
The sporty yet luxurious look is augmented at the back, thanks to a chrome line above the tail lights. It certainly makes the design stand out.
Mercedes is also offering an AMG Line styling kit. It includes big three-dimensional air inlets, each of which get two chrome-plated fins. These only help in adding some extra aggression.
Visual tweaks in the cabin include a revised dash with a pair of 12.3-inch screens serving as the instrument cluster and infotainment hub.
Furthermore, there’s also a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls. And despite these new elements, it’s the red upholstery that screams for attention.
As for powertrains, Mercedes has replaced the S550 by a new S560. This comes powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 mill belting out 463bhp and 700Nm of torque.
Under the hood of the S63 is also a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, but tuned to produce 603bhp and 900Nm of torque.
Meanwhile, the S65 has retained its predecessor’s power plant. This is a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 unit, good for delivering 621bhp and 1000Nm of torque.
All these models feature a nine-speed automatic except for the S65, which uses a seven-speed transmission. The S63 features all-wheel drive, while the S65 comes with rear-wheel drive.