This is the Mercedes-Benz Concept S-class Coupé, which gives strong clues about the production form of the company’s traditional flagship model.
The replacement for the current CL, shown at the Frankfurt motor show, is a substantial machine, some 5005mm long and 1958mm wide, with a 2945mm wheelbase.
Like Mercedes’ smallest cars, the coupé has the company’s new distinctive styling theme on the bodysides, with raised edges running from the front wings to the rear wheelarch. Again, the car does without a B-pillar, suggesting that a convertible is also in the works. This concept also gets an almost entirely glazed roof.
A long bonnet dominates the overall proportions and grants the Coupé what Mercedes calls a “cowering greenhouse”, the impression that the cabin sits well back behind the front wheels.
The nose of the coupé also adopts the look pioneered by the baby CLA, although this car has the upper part of its grille surround extended, thereby giving it a retro reverse-rake nose.