The naming convention for some of the Mercedes-Benz was sometimes a little confusing. The CLK was a lot like an E-Class in terms of size, but because of the name you would be forgiven for thinking it was part of the C-Class lineup, especially as it shared it’s headlights with the C-Class saloon.
Mercedes (and BMW) have made great strides with their naming conventions and now that we have both a clearly defined C-Class Coupé and an E-Class Coupé (as well as a convertible), everything is looking a lot more sensible. The next move from Mercedes is to replace the CL range with the S-Class Coupé.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé Inside & out
Click on the photos to enlarge them and take a closer look at the stunning S-Class Coupé.
Replacing the CL
The CL was a beast of a car, wide and spacious and full of tech, just like the S-Class saloon and now that it has a name to match I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s looking great.
There will be an AMG version launched at the same time in February of 2015 which is really just a more menacing car than the standard version.
Whichever way you look at the two-door S63 AMG Coupé – it’s exciting. From the re-styled front end with striking AMG twin-blade radiator grille, to the muscular side skirts and quad exhaust with chromed tailpipes at the rear.
If the S63 AMG Coupé is anything like the saloon version, then there will be a lot of happy owners out there I’m sure. Having said that, even the base Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé is likely to put a smile on people’s faces.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé Specification
Looking at both the standard Coupé and the AMG version’s specs, there’s little in it with the AMG just 0.4s quicker to 100km/h, but there’s a lot more power and torque available.
|S-Class Coupé||S63 AMG Coupé|
|Engine||4.7litre V8||5.5 litre bi-turbo V8|
|Torque||516 lb/ft||663 lb/ft|
If you’re going to spend £100,000, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest it would be worth forking out another £25,000 for the AMG version given that you get that extra power and an even better looking body for that money.