Mercedes-Benz will launch a re-engineered S-class coupe and convertible next year with new engines and exterior and interior styling changes.
The changes will mirror most of those made this year with the re-engineered S-class sedan. As with the sedan, the S550 model of both coupe and convertible will get a new smaller but more powerful V-8 engine and be renamed S560. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 in those models produces 463 hp.
Unlike the sedan, the S-class coupe and convertible will stick with the S560 as the base model in the U.S., but in Europe, Mercedes will offer the V-6-powered S450 coupe model.
The re-engineered S-class coupe and convertible will be shown next week at the Frankfurt auto show.
The Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe and convertible move to a new handcrafted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 603 hp. The new engine includes cylinder deactivation and also has smaller displacement but higher output than the outgoing engine. The Mercedes-AMG S65 coupe and convertible will continue to be offered with a handcrafted 6.0-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine producing 621 hp.
Other key highlights for the re-engineered models include advanced driver assistance systems, new steering wheels with touch control buttons and the new widescreen instrument panel display previously seen in the re-engineered S-class sedan and the redesigned E class.
The AMG models will be equipped with the new AMG Panamericana grill design.