Mercedes To Offer Re-engineered S Class Convertible and Coupe
Mercedes-Benz has plans to launch a re-engineered S Class convertible and coupe next year. The new cars will come with new engines, exterior as well as interior styling changes.
According to a source familiar with the development, the changes in the car will be mirroring re-engineered 2018 S-class sedan. Just like in the case of the sedan, the S550 variant of both the re-engineered S Class convertible and coupe will get more powerful and yet, new smaller V8 engine, which is to be renamed as the S560. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine will produce 463 horsepower.
However, unlike the sedan, both, the re-engineered S Class convertible and coupe will stick with the use of S560 as their base models. Mercedes doesn’t plan to add a V6 powered model to the coupe and convertible series.
Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 is to be used for showing the re-engineered S Class convertible and coupe.
Furthermore, the Mercedes-AMG S63 convertible and coupe will move to the latest handcrafted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which has been producing 603 horsepower. The upcoming engine has cylinder deactivation, along with a smaller displacement, but it has higher output than the outgoing engine.
The re-engineered S-class coupe, as well as the convertible, will be put on sale for the U.S. market around mid-2018. The 2019 model year for this units is expected to begin sales by early fall of 2018 or late summer.
Some key highlights for the re-engineered models are the advanced driver assistance systems, new widescreen instrument panel display and a new steering wheel with touch control buttons as previously seen on the re-engineered S-class sedan as well as redesigned E class.
The AMG models are to be equipped with the latest AMG Panamericana grill design.