2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Cabriolet Detailed

Thursday, August 09, 2018  | Jim
2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Cabriolet Detailed

Being in the upper echelons of on sale cars, the S-Class coupe hasn't seen many updates since its local market introduction in 2015, but with the recent facelift, Benz have elected to tighten up the line-up as well, taking the variant count to three, each can be had as either a coupe or soft top convertible.

For 2019, the 'entry-level' guise comes by way of the S 560 which replaces the S 500 Coupe. Outgoing as well is the older 335kW 4.7-litre turbo-petrol V8, replaced by a much newer and more potent 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 delivering 345kW and 700Nm.

As standard the, new S 560 is equipped with 20-inch alloys, a standard AMG exterior package despite not being an Affalterbach product, full LED headlamps and tail lamps, Air Balance suspension with Magic Body Control adaptive dampers, ambient interior lighting with 64 hues, panoramic glass roof (coupe only), wireless smartphone charging, 13-speaker Burmester stereo, and a Comand Online infotainment system.

And that's on top of its comprehensive driver aid and active safety feature set, one that includes AEB, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane-Change Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control to name just some.

Above that comes the proper AMG versions which kicks of with the S 63. Under its bonnet is essentially the same 4.0-litre unit previously mentioned but with power turned up to 450kW and 900Nm. There's also much larger brakes thrown into the mix, an AMG exhaust system, a sportier blend of air suspension.