Official design sketches of the Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe have been released ahead of its unveiling at next week’s Frankfurt motor show.
The concept is expected to give an accurate preview of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe production car, which is set to make its world debut at the Detroit auto show in January.
Transforming the character of the S-Class Coupe is its adoption of the Avant Garde grille with large three-point star badge, replacing the sedan’s traditional multi-slat Elegance grille and bonnet ornament.
Sleek horizontal headlights enhance the coupe’s sporting intentions, further emphasised by its long bonnet with prominent ribs and aggressively styled front air intakes.
A side-on sketch reveals an athletic profile with flowing panel lines, short overhangs, shallow greenhouse and heavily raked rear windscreen.
The vertically swept tail-lights of the sedan also make way for elegant horizontal fixtures reminiscent of those on the SLS AMG sports car.
The new S-Class Coupe promises to be a lighter, faster and significantly sportier replacement for the outgoing CL-Class.
It will ride on a shortened version of the S-Class’ platform that should help it reach greater dynamic heights, with its sights set on the likes of the Bentley Continental GT and Maserati GranTurismo.