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Frankfurt 2013: Mercedes-Benz dazzles with new Concept S-Class Coupé

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If future Mercedes-Benz coupes looks anything remotely like the Concept S-Class seen here, count on much brighter days ahead for the German carmaker.head for the carmaker.

If the future of Mercedes-Benz looks anything, anything remotely like the Concept S-Class unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, then you can count on much brighter days ahead for the carmaker.

Touted as a future look at next generation of the grand coupe (hint, that means “it’s coming”), the S-Class concept is absolutely stunning.  I know, how I hate using such clichés to describe a car, but the classic yet modern interpretation of the Mercedes coupé keeps urging you to pull more of them out of the bag every time you look at it.

While clearly a Mercedes-Benz even if you happened to miss the carmaker’s iconic star badge, a lot of the coupe’s classic design elements, like the hood and beltline, have been accentuated when coupled with the 21-inch wheels, giving the car  a much more aggressive look.  

Details such as the full-LED headlamps have been pushed a bit further to give the Merceds-Benz Concept S-Class Coupé a much more jewel-like appearance while staying true to its classic appeal.

Concept_S_Class_Coupe___2_Much of the car’s striking modern interpretation of key Mercedes’ design elements has been carried through in the interior with features like its “black diamond” surface that uses a process called Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) to deposit a precious metal on high-sheen chrome surface at temperatures at 1,830°F.

Staying true to Mercedes’ ties to the world of high fashion, additional interior design features include panel and seats made from the finest calfskin and silk carpet made by hand. Even the concept’s headliner is made from hand-woven silk.

Technology features include a new stereo camera that can detect road surfaces ahead and adjust the suspension accordingly and a new MoodGrid music software feature that compiles pre-selected songs from a catalogue of 18 million tracks so that the driver doesn’t have to fumble around searching through their own music when driving, because that can be such a pain as we all know.

The Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe is powered by a 449 horsepower V8 with 516 lb-ft. of torque.

Details such as the full-LED headlamps have been pushed a bit further to give the Merceds-Benz Concept S-Class Coupé a much more jewel-like appearance while staying true to its classic appeal.

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