An extra next to remember the CL-class, please, the previous lady of the coupe that’s been haunting Benz dealers for years now. Okay, done with this, no eulogy necessary. Mercedes sold less than 500 of them recently. We won’t be surprised when it finds more customers for the new B-pillarless S550 in the first month of sales, which likely is going to be October. Pricing has yet to be announced, however expect it to start near $120,000.
So, the S-class coupe is pricey, yes. Since it ought to be, for any car that stands atop the Mercedes product range. Turn up the 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, also, the wear out rumbles louder compared to S-class sedan’s, even though it’s the same engine making the same 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The coupe feels quicker to accelerate, shift, and shed speed. Cutting 8.7 inches of wheelbase generates it a sportier proposition than the sedan, while we finally get one on our scales, the coupe needs to be lighter by a few hundred pounds, if Mercedes is to be believed. Sprinting through traffic in the land of Gucci, the S550 coupe feels more nimble than any CL ever has, despite measurements that track inside a few inches of that predecessor’s in every dimension.