As expected, all the tech from Mercedes' flagship S-Class sedan has been carried over for the Coupe.
Following the reveal of the 2018 S-Class sedan facelift earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz has revealed all the details about its coupe counterpart ahead of its world debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show next week. As promised, nothing has been compromised for the 2018 S-Class coupe compared to its sedan sibling, meaning you get the same advanced driver assists, a new engine, and updated styling. In the US, the S560 Coupe is powered by the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 as the sedan delivering 463-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
This allows the S-Class Coupe to accelerate from 0-62 mph in in 4.5 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. The S560 coupe will be available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants. An entry-level S450 Coupe with a V6 producing 367-hp with a 0-62 mph time of 5.5 seconds will only be available in Europe, however. Visually, the S-Class Coupe has received some minor tweaks for the 2018 model. As standard, you now get OLED taillights comprising of 66 ultra-flat OLEDs inside the taillamp, as well as redesigned front and rear bumpers, new headlights, and new tailpipes. It also now wears the distinctive Panamericana grille matching the menacing AMG GT R.
Inside, the interior is just as luxurious and technology laden as you would expect from a Mercedes S-Class. Two 12.3-inch touchscreen displays operate the infotainment, now featuring the brand’s latest generation COMAND Navigation system and merged with the instrument panel. The instrument cluster and entire infotainment system can also now be controlled using touch controls on the redesigned steering wheel lifted from the E-Class. As an optional extra, the S-Class Coupe now includes Energizing Comfort Control that tailors the car’s comfort functions, such as climate control including fragrancing, ambient lighting, heated seats, and massaging to the mood and need of the occupants.
Of course, the S-Class Coupe comes with a raft of advanced driver assists that bring the S-Class closer to fully autonomous driving. Active Distance Assist Distronic and Active Steering Assist systems are included as standard, using camera and radar systems to analyze the road layout and adjust the speed accordingly for bends and intersections. Optional Magic Body Control, first introduced in 2014 S-Class Coupe, has also been improved for the 2018 S-Class Coupe, tilting the body and adjusting the suspension to keep the car flat during corners for a smoother ride. The 2018 Mercedes S-Class Coupe will go on sale in the US in mid-2018 after making its public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week.