Dealers are now taking orders for the updated Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, with prices starting from £104,115.
Entry model to the flagship range, unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September, is the S 560, replacing the outgoing S 500. Major change to the model is its 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol engine, producing 469hp and 700Nm of torque. The S 560 will reach 62mph from rest in 4.6 seconds and go on to an electronically-limited 155mph, while returning combined-cycle fuel economy of 34mpg and producing CO2 emissions of 188g/km.
Above the S 560 sit two AMG variants, the S 63 and S 65. The £128,015 S 63 uses AMG’s own 4.0-litre twin-turbo unit. With 612hp and 900Nm on tap the 0-62mph time is 4.2 seconds, alongside 31.7mpg and 203g/km. The S 65, costing from £189,615, is powered by a 6-litre V12 engine with 630hp and a torque figure of 1000Nm. This cuts another tenth of a second from the 62mph sprint time to 4.1sec, while like the S 63 top speed remains limited to 155mph. Official efficiency figures for the top model are 23.7mpg and 279g/km.
Buyers will only be able to buy the S 560 in AMG Line trim. Highlights of the equipment list include wireless phone charging, air suspension; a 12.3-inch widescreen cockpit and infotainment display; a panoramic sunroof, a memory package including electrically adjustable seats and steering wheel and ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours.
Owners of the S 63 will also enjoy massaging seats and various AMG accessories including a sports exhaust and suspension, sports seats finished in Nappa leather, a bespoke grille and 20-inch alloy wheels. S 65 models, meanwhile add a Burmester high-end sound system, intelligent lights with Swarovski crystals fitted, a head-up display, 360-degree camera and extra comfort and driver aids.
Standard on the S 63 and S 65 is the Driving Assistance package ranging across several electronic aids such as distance and steering controls, speed limit, braking and evasive steering assistance, and blind-spot and lane-keeping systems. The package also includes route-based speed adaptation, slowing the car down as it approaches junctions, roundabouts and toll roads.
S 560 owners can buy the Driving Assistance package as a £2,580 option, or £1,695 if specified with the £4,995 Premium Equipment line, adding such niceties as Nappa leather, a 360-degree camera and the various extra comfort packages.
First deliveries of the new S-Class Coupe models are expected in January 2018.