Mercedes-Benz has announced prices for its new S-Class Coupe range, ahead of deliveries beginning in early 2018. And only the super-rich need apply: even the cheapest model costs more than £100,000.
The entry-level version of the revised range is now the S 560, which replaces the S 500. Fitted with a brand new 469hp 4.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol engine, it costs £104,115, but has the ability to do both 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and average a combined 34.0mpg. Although not at the same time.
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There are also two AMG range-toppers, the £128,015 Mercedes-AMG S 63 and the mighty £189,615 Mercedes-AMG S 65.
The S 63 is a V8, boasting the hand-built AMG 4.0-litre biturbo V8 that produces 612hp and is good for 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds. The S65, meanwhile, has a 6.0-litre V12, putting out 630hp for 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds.
But whereas the S 63 will do a combined 31.7mpg, the S65 V12 averages just 23.7mpg…
Befitting their heady price tags, all new S-Class Coupes come as standard with Airmatic air suspension, 12.3-inch dual widescreens, Airscarf neck heaters, panoramic sunroof, Burmester surround-sound audio, ventilated seats and ambient lighting that offers a choice of 64 different colours.
S 63 models have an AMG sports exhaust and nappa leather AMG sports seats, 20-inch alloys and a distinctive AMG Panamericana grille. The S 65 includes an even posher Burmester sound system and intelligent headlights encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
Ordering, if you’re keen and rich enough to get one of the first, is open now. And even though it looks expensive, compared to today’s news of a 1990s Porsche 911 selling for over £250,000, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class range could almost be called a bargain…