Mercedes is planning to launch later in the year a new
Mercedes S-Class coupe fitted with a downsized super-economical "MoVe" engine, according to several German press reports.
Spy pics revealed by auto motor sport magazines reveal that the coupe, previously under the
CL label, has been given a new cleaner- looking front grille with the air ducts in the front skirt flanked by LED daylight running lights, dpa reported.
The headlights have also been given a makeover and also include LED elements. The side mirrors are square-shaped. The tail lights have been given a new look and the twin tailpipes protrude with a square shape.
According to the reports, the new S-Class will be fitted for the first time with the "MoVe" engine, which is about 25 per cent more economical than current versions, but with 10 per cent more performance.
The new S-Class coupe is expected to be available in European showrooms in the second half of this year.
At this year's Geneva Motor Show Mercedes presented the new C220 CDI and E 250 CDI models that it claims are significantly more economical than predecessor models. The C220 CDI is listed with a consumption of 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres, cutting carbon dioxide emissions from 127 grammes per kilometre to 119 g/km. The E 250 CDI automatic requires 4.9 litres compared to 5.8 litres by the current model.