New Mercedes S-Class Coupe May Keep CL Nameplate, will Premiere in Frankfurt as a Study

The recently revealed 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will have more versions than ever, with a coupe and convertible to be added to the lineup in 2014. While it has been widely believed that the two-door model will be called the S-Class Coupe, the big luxury coupe may keep its CL name after all, just like its previous generations.

This assumption is based on a set of spy photos published by German magazine Auto Motor und Sport where a tag linked to a prototype’s keys shows the name CL 127, with 127 being the internal code for the new CL.

The report also says the new CL will be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show this autumn as a pre-production concept car, with the series model to arrive next year.

As usual, the new CL (or S-Class Coupe if you like that name better) will get all the top technology from the four-door sedan, including the most powerful engines, while displaying a sportier style – as spy photos show.

Expect CL 500 V8 and CL 600 V12 versions, and possibly a V6 twin-turbo CL 400 – the first time the CL will get a V6 engine. AMG versions are expected to include the CL 63 and CL 65. Diesel fans will have to settle for an E-Class Coupe, as the CL will most likely not feature an oil-burner.

By Dan Mihalascu

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