Scoop: New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Loosens Up on the Camo

While taking one of the S-Class Coupe prototypes out for winter testing in northern Sweden, Mercedes‘ engineers peeled off the annoying full-body camouflage wrap of the previous cars and replaced it with patches of black covers, affording us a slightly better view of the final production model.

These pictures confirm previous reports from British magazine Autocar, which spoke to senior Mercedes designer Jan Kaul, who said that minimal changes will be applied to the concept‘s exterior, including a 10mm (0.4 inches) higher roof, a 20mm (0.8 inches) narrower body and a 30mm (1.2 inches) more upright and “less of a shark nose” front.

We don’t need to tell you that the concept’s sleek mirrors and 21-inch wheels are gone – though, we suspect that the latter will be offered on the S-Class Coupe’s optional list for a hefty price.

Nevertheless, overall, the production S-Class Coupe will look almost identical to the concept exhibited at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show.

Kaul had said that the concept’s interior was “slightly further from production”, so expect it to be toned down a notch or two losing some of the more futuristic elements and approaching closer to that of the S-Class sedan, with which it will share its underpinnings and V8 and V12 powertrains, in both regular and AMG performance trims with up to 621HP.

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