Recently, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the all-new 2018 S-Class sedan, and now we get our first look at the completely redesigned S-Class coupe and cabriolet.
While many may think the coupe and cabriolet versions of the S-Class will simply be the sedan with two fewer doors and a swoopier roofline, this is not the case. From front to back, the S-Class coupe and cabriolet are easily distinguishable from the four-door model.
Up front, the two-door models boast a sportier hood with ridges just off center on the hood, a twin-louver wing grille, widened headlights with distinct signature lighting, and a slightly different front apron design.
From the profile view, other than having two fewer doors and a different roofline, the two-door versions of the S-Class have a more aggressive lower character line and more flared rear wheel arches.
On the rear, the coupe and cabriolet models are massively different compared to the sedan version. The two-door models feature wider OLED taillights as standard, a chrome piece connecting the taillights, a larger tri-point badge on the trunk lid, and a different bumper.
In the powertrain department, the coupe and cabriolet models lack the S-Class sedans’ base V-6 model. Instead, their base models are dubbed the S560 and feature a 4.0-liter V-8 with 463 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The AMG models, the S63 and S65, feature a 4.0-liter V-8 and a 6.0-liter V-12 with 603 and 621 horsepower, respectively.
The S560 will be available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive, and it will sprint to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds in both applications. The S63 will be the quickest of the bunch at 3.4 seconds to 60 mph, while the S65 will hit 60 mph in four seconds flat.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe and cabriolet will hit showrooms in mid-2018. Stay tuned for updates.