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Mercedes S-Class goes slinky


THE NEW Mercedes-Benz S-Class was launched last year and as with every passing generation, it has brought with it a few technological innovations. Now, with the announcement of the S-Class Coupé - which is the replacement of the CL-Class in a way - you will soon be able to take this innovation home, just wrapped in sexier attire.

As with Mercedes coupés of the past - which date back as far as the 300S in 1952 - the S-Class Coupé features a long bonnet, low glasshouse and a high beltline along with large wheels. It is certainly a very large car with a wheelbase of 2945mm, an overall length of 5 027mm, width of 1899mm and height of 1 411mm, which give it that large coupé profile.

The two-door S-Class will be shown for the first time at the Geneva Auto Show, which starts on 6 March. As with the conventional S-Class, there is the option of Magic Body Control, which allows for the vehicle to lean into corners like a motorcycle or prevent the effects of lateral acceleration, ensuring that the occupants travel in as much unflustered luxury as possible.

Other technical highlights include the 4662cc biturbo V8 engine in the S500 Coupé, which produces 339kW and 700Nm. There are also expressive headlamps available, which feature 47 Swarovski crystals.The sound system has been developed by audio specialists Burmester, of which thereare two options: the Burmester surround sound system and the Burmesterhigh-end 3D surround sound system.

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