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Mercedes Captures Attention with C-Class Coupe in Frankfurt

German maker looking to draw younger buyers.

by on Sep.15, 2015

The new Mercedes C-Class coupe combines good looks, comfort and performance.

Mercedes continues its run of revitalization with the introduction of the new C-Class coupe aimed at drawing younger buyers with the lure of good looks and performance at a price point that may move some into the luxury segment a little sooner than planned.

There are some similarities between the coupe and the sedan, the German maker’s design clearly leaves no doubt that the coupe is a different animal than its four-door counterpart. It’s lower to the ground to give it a more athletic look and feel.

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The C-pillar extends further back before it dramatically slopes down into the rear of the car to accentuate the look that almost akin to prowling. Now while the new look outside screams sports car, the interior gravitates toward the best offerings of the sedan, Mercedes notes. (more…)

First Look: Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

Redefining the luxury flagship.

by on Jul.14, 2014

Mercedes brings back the V-12 in its S65 AMG Coupe.

With its big V-12 putting out 621 horsepower and a raft of luxurious and high-tech features filling the cabin, Mercedes-Benz is out to redefine the concept of an automotive flagship as it rolls out the new S65 AMG Coupe.

It’s the latest variant of the S-Class line-up first introduced a year ago, and is clearly meant to shore up the Teutonic maker’s reputation as king of the premium luxury segment. The S-Class sedan launched a year ago has been handily outselling competitors such as the BMW 7-Series and Audi A8.

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Mercedes added a new 2-door version earlier this year, renaming the CL the S-Class Coupe. Along with the “base” model it recently launched a new 8-cylinder AMG version, the S63 AMG. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG caps the line-up.

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New S-Class Coupe to Maintain Mercedes’ High-Tech Push

S-Class Coupe will be first with new Curve-Tilt Function.

by on Jul.07, 2014

Mercedes-Benz is looking to re-establish itself as a technological leader with the new S-Class Coupe.

With plans to launch at least 30 new models before decade’s end, in a bid to keep ahead of its aggressive luxury competitors, Mercedes-Benz also aims to position itself as the market’s technology leader.

And for those already overwhelmed by the features on the S-Class sedan introduced just last year, Mercedes plans to take things a step further with the debut of its new flagship, the redesigned and renamed S-Class Coupe, which will boast such new technologies as the German maker’s first in-house nine-speed gearbox and the all-new Curve-Tilt technology first seen in concept form several years back.

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The new S-Class sedan is already off to a good start, noted Jörg Bartels, who was responsible for the development of the S-class Coupé, during the presentation of the successor to what was previously known as the Mercedes-Benz CL. Even though the new S-Class is still being rolled out to new markets, sales for the first six months were double those of the old sedan during the first half of 2013. (more…)

First Look: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe

“Our ultimate halo car.”

by on Apr.16, 2014

The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe is the first model to get the new Curve Tilting Function.

Barely two months after introducing the newest 2-door version of its flagship S-Class line, Mercedes is taking the coupe to an all-new level of performance.

At an evening soiree previewing this week’s New York Auto Show, the German maker pulled the wraps off the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe, which Tobias Moers, the CEO of the high-performance unit dubbed “our ultimate halo car.”

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Previously known as the CL line, the renamed 2-doors feature more aggressive styling than their sedan siblings. But they carry over all of the various high-tech features found in the 4-door S-Class – and then some.  The S63 AMG Coupe, for example, is the first model to feature the maker’s new “Curve Tilting Function which “leans into curves like a motorcycle rider or skier,” explained Mercedes AMG boss Moers.

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Mercedes S-Class Coupe Throws an (Active) Curve

Mercedes-Benz infuses top-line 2-door with technology.

by on Mar.04, 2014

The new 2015 Mercedes S550 Coupe premiered at the Geneva Motor Show features all of the active safety technology of the S-Class Sedan.

Fans of all the gadgets that came out with Mercedes’ S-Class Sedan last fall are going to be just as happy with the new S-Class Coupe that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.

If anything, the new two-door is set to match and even exceed the sedan’s level of technical sophistication.

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Thomas Weber, head of corporate of corporate research at Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Cars development, said the new S-Class coupe comes with “active curve-tilting function.” The vehicle leans into curves much like a motorcyclist, thereby reducing the lateral acceleration acting on the vehicle’s occupants. On country roads, in particular, this means greater driving pleasure and ride comfort for our customers,” Weber said. (more…)

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.”

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First Look: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2-door reveal set for Geneva Motor Show.

by on Feb.14, 2011

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Though the official debut is still weeks away, Mercedes-Benz has lifted the covers on an all-new entry to the line-up, the C-Class Coupe set for a formal introduction at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

The 2-door that will be unveiled at Geneva’s PALExpo convention center will be a wee bit smaller than the old CLK that was dropped from the German line-up a few years back.

But for the lack of the rear doors and a lower, sloping roofline, the new coupe will bear a distinct familial resemblance to the updated C-Class sedan that made a brief debut during a Mercedes media party prior to the recent Detroit Auto Show.  Basic dimensions will be the same, including wheelbase and overall length.

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Initially, two versions will be made available, including the C250, with a 1.8-liter 201-horsepower turbocharged inline-four, and the C350, with a 3.5-liter V6 making 304 horsepower.  Both will put power to the rear wheels through the Mercedes 7-speed automatic gearbox.  Expect to see some diesel power follow, as well as the high-performance C-Coupe AMG model that is on the schedule for a preview at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

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