While everyone’s attention this week may be on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, a variant of that sedan has been caught testing. These spy shots confirm the S-Class coupe is on the way, but it’s unclear whether the car will adopt SLC or CL badges.
Now that we’ve seen the 2014 S-Class sedan, it’s a little clearer just how much the coupe’s design may share with that of the four-door. Headlights appear similar on both S-Class variants, but this particular coupe prototype appears to have a one-strake front grille. Currently, only the CL AMG variants share this styling feature. The CLA and CLS “four-door coupes” also integrate a front grille with just one strake, and it’s a design detail that’s been changed on the E-Class coupe for the 2014 model year.
Though it’s not easy to tell on the latest batch of Mercedes S-Class coupe spy shots, we expect the two-door to adopt a version of the bold character line running along the side of the 2014 S-Class sedan, ending just in front of the rear wheels. Mercedes may be hiding more significant design changes in the coupe’s rear view, with potentially revised LED taillights stretching onto the trunk lid. The CL’s profile — with the B-pillar-less side glass — appears to have been maintained. The CL550 is currently only offered with all-wheel drive, and that shouldn’t change for the new model whether it’s called an SLC, S550 coupe, CL550, or something else.
While we’ll have to wait a while before seeing official S-Class coupe photos, the two-door will almost certainly offer everything the 2014 S-Class does. Standard and optional S-Class coupe features should include the 2014 S-Class’ special massaging seats with a heating function, LED mood lighting with more color and intensity settings than owners will ever need, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display with a 12.3-inch central display on the dash, an available self-parking system that can also help maneuver out of a parking space, and plenty more. Under the hood of most U.S.-spec S-Class coupes should be a 455-hp 4.7-liter V-8 with 516 lb-ft of torque.
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S-Class coupe spy shots are shown with two images of the 2014 S-Class sedan.