Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

This is the first-ever S-Class Coupe from Mercedes-Benz, and while this is necessarily the replacement to the CL-Class, which has been known as the coupe version of the flagship S-Class saloon, the S-Class Coupe is a Grand Tourer built for those who want to take a scenic drive to the southern France on weekends. It's all like being aged in oak barrels before turning them into fancy wines for the connoisseurs but this car hasn't aged yet because this is a brand new model based on the latest S-Class and this flagship may not be as super as a supercar but it's all about being a balanced tourer built for all work and all play.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe interior

Step inside and you'll notice that its interior is a contrast to its sporty image and it's loaded with tons of conveniences that you can expect from a high-end luxury saloon. Unlike any coupes that has cramped rear space, this luxury coupe still has room for two people for the back and that's not bad at all. Because this is a high-tech two-door saloon, I can expect some cool gadgets lurking through this car such as a host of safety features as well as Mercedes' very own MAGIC BODY CONTROL which is like that commercial with the chicken in it.

If you're going out on a date with this one, this car will make everyone jealous but you can tell your date to cut that chatter off or your pals will get jealous for this. I mean hey, at least when daybreak's coming, this car can take you to better things for breakfast as long as you're not being gunned down by goons chasing behind you.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

While the S-Class Coupe looks as appealing as your mistress sitting next to you, distracting your driving with her legs showing up, how about the way this car performs? To be honest, this car's a bit bulky to drive, much like its chief rival the Bentley Continental GT, specifically the V8 base model of it, but the S-Class Coupe weighs less than that so this could be very one-sided. Because they both have 4WD, it's a little mild in the driving dynamics department. It's a lot harder to corner than pulling your mother while in the shopping mall, struggling.

The only model available for the normal S-Class Coupe is the S500 model with the 4.7L V8 engine connected with the 7G-TRONIC gearbox, developing 455PS of power and 700Nm of torque. 100kph in 4.6 seconds and top speed electronically limited to 250kph, not quite more than enough to catch up against the Bentley.

Even though they're both thirsty for fuel, the combined fuel economy of 10.6km/L is more economical than the Bentley's 9.4km/L. Not bad for the Germans though because they're starting to get even more serious than the Brits in their own game of Top Trumps.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

While both of these models are extremely expensive and it takes a casino boy to buy one, the S-Class Coupe costs less than the Bentley by almost 45K. To put it this way, the 125,962 Euros pricing for the S500 Coupe with 4MATIC and 7G-TRONIC standard is much more affordable than the Bentley Continental GT V8's but do you really get what you paid for? Oh please, leave it to the Marquises and Marchionesses to have all their fun in these grand tourers.

Photo: Daimler AG

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