Mercedes Benz has officially released the first batch of images of the 2015 S-Class Coupe, ahead of its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
After the world wide web was buzzed with the tons of leaked images of the all-new S-Class Coupe this last few days, Mercedes Benz late last night finally threw in their towel and released the first batch of official images of the model that is set to replace the CL-Class globally. The S-Class Coupe was first seen in the Concept form at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. However, looking at these images, Mercedes might as well have unveiled the production-spec car then, as the 2015 S-Class Coupe is practically identical to the shapely show car.
At the nose, the details are familiar, with the more upright, broad-set grille, angular full-LED headlights, and large air inlets familiar to the sedan–but the Coupe puts a slimmer, lower twist on the look, giving the face of the two-door the athleticism you’d expect. Each of those headlights can optionally host 47 Swarovski crystals, as well–17 for the daytime running lights, and another 30 for the turn indicators.
Along the sides, the arching character lines seem crisper, dissolving into the wide haunches formed by the rear fenders. At the rear, a taut, horizontally-oriented design spreads the mass of the S-Class Coupe to speak of solidity and performance–factors only enhanced by the air extractors and diffuser along the lower portion of the bodywork.
The interior comes almost directly from the S-Class sedan, with sporty additions like additional metal trim and optional Bengal Red leather interior. The touchpad for entering data into the infotainment system from the S65 AMG is standard, and its head-up display is optional. A standard panoramic sunroof exposes two-thirds of the interior and uses Mercedes’ Magic Sky Control technology to switch from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button.
Mercedes Benz is known to introduce segment-first features and technology in most of it’s high-end luxury cars. For the S-Class Coupe, that segment-first feature is called ‘active curve tilting’ function. The system works with Active Body Control system and its pair of front-mounted cameras. When the system detects an oncoming corner up to 49 feet away, it begins leaning the car up to 2.5 degrees over like a motorcycle to reduce lateral acceleration. Mercedes has been toying with ‘leaning’ cars for some time now – in fact, it showed a memorable roadster concept with much the same functionality, dubbed F400 Carving, way back in 2001.
The 2015 Mercedes Benz S-Class is slated for its world-wide debut at the upcoming 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month. Post which the model will be launched in the U.S and European markets. We do expect to the see S-Class Coupe on the streets in India by the end of 2014 or early 2015. If the final production version of the S-Class in flesh, looks as stunning as it does in these images, then we reckon the Coupe’s other two German rivals, the BMW and the Audi will be compelled to take a hard and serious look at their drawing boards.