During a product briefing earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz told us that 2013 would be the "year of the S-Class." Makes sense, too, since the flagship Mercedes is so very close to finally showing its production-ready face. But the high-tech saloon isn't the only S-Class to talk about this year – quite the contrary. Seen here in decidedly revealing camouflage, the new S-Class Coupe will be joining its four-door compadre in the not-too-distant future, as well.

When it launches, the S-Class Coupe will officially do away with the CL-Class nomenclature. This doesn't come as a huge shock. After all, when the new E-Class coupe and convertible were launched, it officially marked the end of the long-running CLK-Class designation.

Thanks to the interesting camouflage seen here, we have a very good glimpse at how the S-Class Coupe will look when all of the molding and swirly paper are peeled off. Rakish body lines pulled from the CLS-Class meet a much more dynamic front fascia. Out back, there are horizontal taillamps rather than the vertical units used on the current car, and the whole package seems very svelte. Our spy photographer even posits that this will be "the best-looking car from Mercedes-Benz in ages."

But while 2013 may be the year of the S-Class, that could just be limited to spy shots of the new coupe. The production car may not be shown until sometime in 2014, likely in Geneva.


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      THE 507
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice low stance makes it much more attractive than the current car. The surfacing also indicates that it will look even more sleek when seen without the camo. Front facia is more aggressive than ever, which is a good move for Merc. IMHO they'll be able to get full gross for every one of these. A winner.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      From the front wheels back, its got curves very similar to the Audi A5.
      Saud Qureshi
      • 2 Years Ago
      "the best-looking car from Mercedes-Benz in ages."? That's saying something. The first-gen CLS was IMO one of the prettiest post-Bangle cars, and one of the nicest-looking Mercedes ever.
      Sanchez
      • 2 Years Ago
      For those with memories extending into the 90s, you'll note that the S-Class (W126 and W140) and E-Class (W124) coupes existed before, sometimes with C or SEC in the model name. The CL and CLK names only made it two generations each, though they were admittedly long generations.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      adam1keith1980
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks smaller than the current CL. Will it be competing against the BMW 6-series?
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Knox
        • 2 Years Ago
        The CL has always been a short wheel base S-class coupe.
          Mike P
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Knox
          Granted that it is still pretty long ). I meant the boot sorry. Looks smaller to me but I might be wrong
      speterjr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else see Pontiac G6 Coupe?
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      last gen accord coupe
      Jmaister
      • 2 Years Ago
      so..Chris Bangle has gone long enough that Benz decided to use his lines? very last gen 3 coupe ish.
      Moreno636
      • 2 Years Ago
      So essentially they just changed the badging from CL to S Class
      Hyllecool
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they call it the SEC
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