The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe has been caught wearing only light camouflage while winter testing in Sweden.

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Seen in concept guise at the Frankfurt motor show in September, and spied in S63 AMG trim near Germany’s Nurburgring, the replacement for the seven-year-old CL-Class is due to arrive locally in late 2014.

Snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe will adopt the larger-displacement petrol engines of its four-door sibling, teamed to seven-speed automatic transmissions.

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Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz Australia corporate communications manager David McCarthy told CarAdvice the S-Class coupe range will consist of the S500, S600, S63 and S65. In Australia, the S-Class sedan's line-up of petrol engines comprises the 335kW/700Nm 4.7-litre twin-turbo V8-powered S500 and the flagship S63 with its 430kW/900Nm 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8.

The S-Class Coupe will also be the only S-Class variant to be offered in S65 AMG specification, with drive coming from the company’s 463kW/1000Nm 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12.

Expected to command a circa-$50K price premium over the S-Class sedan, which costs $285,000 for the S500, and $385,000 for the S63, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe will be followed by an S-Class convertible.

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