Mercedes' re-engineered S-class coupe, convertible go on sale in 2018


Mercedes-Benz will launch a re-engineered S-class coupe and convertible next year with new engines and exterior and interior styling changes.
The changes will mirror most of those made this year with the re-engineered 2018 S-class sedan. As with the sedan, the S550 model of both coupe and convertible will get a new smaller but more powerful V-8 engine and be renamed S560. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 in those models produces 463 hp.
Unlike the sedan, the S-class coupe and convertible will stick with the S560 as the base model in the U.S. Mercedes will not add a V-6-powered model to the coupe and convertible lines, as it did with the sedan in the new S450.
The re-engineered S-class coupe and convertible will be shown next week at the Frankfurt auto show.
The Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe and convertible move to a new handcrafted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 603 hp. The new engine includes cylinder deactivation and also has smaller displacement but higher output than the outgoing engine. The Mercedes-AMG S65 coupe and convertible will continue to be offered with a handcrafted 6.0-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine producing 621 hp.
The re-engineered S-class coupe and convertible will go on sale in the U.S. sometime before mid-2018 with a short 2018 model year run. The 2019 model year for those models are expected to begin sales by late summer or early fall of 2018. Pricing has not been announced.
Other key highlights for the re-engineered models include advanced driver assistance systems, new steering wheels with touch control buttons and the new widescreen instrument panel display previously seen in the re-engineered S-class sedan and the redesigned E class.
The AMG models will be equipped with the new AMG Panamericana grill design.
Fuente: Automotive News