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Mercedes Reveals S-Class Coupe, Cabriolet Ahead of Frankfurt

Two-door models take technology to new levels.

by on Sep.04, 2017

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class gets modest exterior changes but lots of new technology.

We’ve already gotten a good look at the mid-cycle update of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan and so, just in time for the Frankfurt Motor Show, the German automaker is lifting the veils off two refreshed S-Class variants.

As with the 2018 sedan, the S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet undergo relatively modest exterior updates – with the exception of cutting-edge OLED taillights unique to the two-door models. But they now add a range of new infotainment, driver assistance and safety gear that will be shared with the refreshed S-Class sedan.

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The outgoing S-Class was a technical tour de force when it debuted just three years ago, introducing a range of features, including the ability to drive hands-free, albeit for short stretches of time on limited access highways. The new S-Class takes things a step further with a long list of new features that include:

20 Years in the Making: the BMW 8-Series is Back

Concept set to become production model in 2018.

by on May.25, 2017

The Concept 8 is expected to translate quite closely into the newly revived BMW 8-Series.

Its been nearly two decades since BMW pulled its flagship coupe from production. Now, we’re getting a good look at the reborn 8-Series.

Set to replace the lower-level 6-Series, which BMW recently said will be dropped, a concept version of the new 8-Series is set to make its sheet metal debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este along Italy’s Lake Como over the weekend.

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“The BMW Concept 8 is our take on a full-blooded high-end driving machine,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, head of design for the Bavarian maker.


BMW 8-Series Set to Make its Return

New flagship to return for 2019 model-year.

by on May.11, 2017

BMW offers a tease of the concept 8-Series coupe it will unveil in Italy later this month.

Nearly 20 years after BMW pulled its flagship model from the market, the Bavarian automaker is set to bring the 8-Series back to life.

A teaser image of the new 2018 BMW 8-Series was released today, accompanied by a tweet from CEO Harald Krueger who said, “The next step of our product offensive is taking shape. A glimpse of the new BMW 8-Series Coupe.”

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Expected to carry a price tag in the 150,000 euros, or roughly $165,000, range, the return of the 8-Series could mark a shake-up in the BMW product family, essentially upgrading and replacing the current 6-Series family. In its new form, the coupe would go up directly against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.


Lexus Fills in the Blanks on the New RC Coupe

RC F model to feature 467-hp V-8.

by on Sep.05, 2014

Lexus intends to pump up its performance with the launch of the new RC coupe line.

Traditionally known for its value and reliability, Lexus has been pushing to broaden its appeal, especially to younger enthusiasts, with a more “passionate” line-up. So it’s betting heavily on the upcoming launch of its new RC Coupe.

More than just a renamed version of the old Lexus IS line, the 2+2 Lexus RC adopts a much more sporty design language – including the most sinister version yet of the brand’s signature “spindle” grille.

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It also will feature a new high-performance model that skips the hybrid drivelines Lexus has long favored for a 467-horsepower V-8.

The 2015 Lexus RC could be critical to building momentum for Lexus which has lately regained its position as sales leader in the U.S. luxury car market.

The 2-door model is said to ride on its own chassis, though Lexus acknowledges that it blended the front end of the bigger GS platform with the rear of the IS sport sedan.


Mercedes Offers First Official Look at New S-Class Coupe

Flagship 2-door introduces new “curve tilting function.”

by on Feb.11, 2014

Mercedes revives the S-Class Coupe badge for the 2015 2-door flagship.

A month before it makes its official debut at the annual Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz is offering us a first official look at the next-generation S-Class Coupe.

The 2-door version of the maker’s flagship passenger car line adopts a more athletic stance but one that also shows off even more “bling” than the S-Class sedan – with one of the options including the use of 47 Swarovski crystals in each of the headlamps.

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As exclusive as it gets – the ultimate in aesthetic sportiness”, suggests Ola Källenius, the Daimler AG board member overseeing sales and marketing for Mercedes-Benz Cars. “The breathtaking design of the Concept S-Class Coupe marked by sporty-classic proportions and sensual purity is transferred to the series-production S-Class Coupe virtually unaltered. The large coupe has always been the supreme pinnacle of our model range and that’s why it’s now called the ‘S-Class’ again.”