- New Mercedes S-Class Coupe has been spotted testing
- Visual tweaks will include new headlights, brakelights and bumpers
- Interior will benefit from new infotainment controls
- Expected to go on sale before 2018
Mercedes’ ultra-luxurious S-Class Coupe will be given a few discrete nips and tucks for 2017. Prototypes shown in images courtesy of Auto Evolution appear to be fitted with modified head and brakelights and subtly tweaked bumpers.
These spyshots suggest Mercedes has played it safe with the S-Class’ facelift. It’ll retain the sweeping curves and gorgeous profile of the current car and, as a result, should look just as imposing on the road.
Inside, we’re expecting the German brand to merge the two large digital displays on the dashboard into one sweeping screen, on which will be displayed sat nav directions, instruments and a variety of infotainment features.
A modified trackpad – first spotted on the upcoming C-Class Estate test car – could replace the S-Class’ scrolling wheel control on the centre console, too. The old system was a little confusing because both the trackpad and wheel controlled similar functions.
Interestingly, reports suggest Mercedes could ditch almost every engine from the S-Class lineup in favour of a brace of new six-cylinder inline units and a revised four-litre V8. As a result, S500 and S63 models could produce around 470hp and 600hp respectively. The S65’s super smooth V12 is expected to be carried over unchanged.
European markets will be offered four-wheel drive models but in the UK we’ll have to make do with just rear-wheel drive versions. Facelifted Cabriolet models are expected to be offered with a similar rear-wheel-only setup, too.
Mercedes S-Class Coupe price and release date
There’s been no official word on how much the new S-Class Coupe will cost but it’s not expected to differ greatly from the outgoing car. Entry-level models could cost approximately £65,000 while top-spec S65 versions could hit the £190,000 mark. It should go on sale in late 2017 to early 2018.