Jose Altoveros / Mercedes-Benz | September 05, 2017 11:52
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Cabriolet updates similar to the sedan
Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz launched the updated 2018 S-Class sedan at the Shanghai Auto Show. There were no updated S-Class Coupe or Cabriolet at the time but we were certain that it its two-door counterparts would soon be revealed in time. Now, with the Frankfurt Motor Show just around the corner, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2018 S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.
As expected, the S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet updates for the 2018 model year are similar to that found on the sedan. Both the Cabriolet and Coupe do have a revised front and rear fascia, with each variant having their own changes. All S-Class variants now also come equipped with the new LED headlights and OLED taillights.
Step inside, and you'll find the updates of the S-Class sedan to have been carried over to both the S-Coupe and Cabriolet. Sitting directly infront of the driver is now a three-spoke steering wheel, which incorporates touch control buttons, as opposed to the two-spoke design of the pre-facelift model. There is also new trim options available with a new 64 color ambient lighting system. Completing the interior update is the new 12.3-inch COMAND infotainment screen, which is now merged with the instrument panel for a clean, seamless look.
Starting with the 2018 S560 Coupe and Cabriolet, both are now powered by the new 4.0-liter biturbo V8 found on the S560 sedan, which puts out 463 PS and 700 Nm of torque. Mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, both the Coupe and Cabriolet run from 0 - 97km/h in 4.5 secs, and have an electronically limited top speed of 210km/h.
The S560 Coupe can be had only in 4Matic all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the S560 Cabriolet is only available with in rear-wheel drive. On the S63 and S65 AMG Coupe and Cabriolet, all exterior and interior updates found on the S560 has been carried over. Differentiating the AMG models from its less sporting counterparts would be the Panamericana grill and the more aggressive lines.
For the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet, power comes from an uprated 4.0-liter biturbo V8, boosting power to 603 PS and 900 Nm of torque. It is then mated to a AMG Speedshift nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. AMG performance brakes, suspension, exhaust and 20-inch wheels come as standard. Like all of the AMG 63 models, both the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet are available only in 4Matic all-wheel drive.
Moving on to the range-topping S65, both the Coupe and Cabriolet are powered by a 6.0-liter biturbo V12 which produces 621 PS and 1,001 Nm of torque. It does however make do with a seven-speed automatic transmission. However, 4Matic is not available on both the S65 Coupe and Cabriolet, making it rear-wheel drive only. To differentiate it from the S63, the S65 has unique 20-inch wheels and a slightly different front fascia.