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S Class Coupe Downsizes A Few CC, But Its Still Expensive

It may feel like only yesterday Mercedes dropped the S-Class Coupé bomb on us, but you may be shocked to find out it’s already in its fourth year, and with a car costing £100,000 you’ve got to keep it fresh, which is why the automaker is introducing a series of tweaks.

The first of which is the entry-level engine. The 4.7-litre twin-turbo V8 from the S 500 has been downsized to the latest generation 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 in the newly named S 560, with power up 20 hp to 469 hp.
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Torque remains unchanged at 700 Nm, as does the 0-62 mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds. The cost for this minor benefit? Poorer fuel economy (now a claimed 31.7 mpg), higher CO2 emissions (now 203 g/km) and a starting price of £104,115 (previously £96,195).

The S 560’s standard kit list is pretty hefty, with luxuries such as air suspension, dual 12.3-inch screens, a fixed panoramic sunroof, 19-inch alloys and heat vents in the head rest.
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Featuring the same 4.0-litre V8 is the S 63, but this time with 612 hp and 900 Nm. You can also have yourself a 6.0-litre V12, both of which reach 62 mph in 4.2 and 4.1 seconds respectively.

Order books are now open for the revised S-Class Coupé with first deliveries expected in early 2018. Its £104,115 price tag significantly undercuts those of its closest rivals, the Bentley Continental GT V8 and Rolls-Royce Wraith, however the Maserati GranTurismo has a starting price more similar to that of the old S-Class Coupé.