With its uninterrupted pillarless roof design and more curved surfaces than a Frank Gehry building, the S-Class Coupe concept that Mercedes presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month left some wondering if a convertible version was really required. But the latest reports indicate that Daimler is putting the concept into production both with a roof and without.

According to Automotive News, the production S-Class coupe will arrive early next year, with a convertible version to follow in 2015. Both will be available with twin-turbocharged V8 and V12 engines, but the convertible will differ with a folding fabric roof. In the absence of a BMW 8 Series or a two-door Audi A7 or droptop, the two-door S-Class twins will more directly target the Bentley Continental GT and GTC, which also offer twin-turbo eight- and twelve-cylinder options.

The new additions will further expand the S-Class range that will also include sedans in short-, long- and extra-long wheelbases as well as the rumored Pullman limousine that is expected to fill the void left by the cancellation of the Maybach brand. The new S-Class cabriolet will also join a staggering array of Mercedes convertibles, which currently includes the E-Class Cabrio and SL, SLK and SLS roadsters, a lineup expected to grow with upcoming SLA, SLC and C-Class convertibles in the coming years.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      too big for a hardtop; think of the panel gaps...ew
      Where's the cheese?
      • 1 Year Ago
      That chrome strip above the taillights irritate me. It's like the unibrow version of the Buick Verano.
      • 1 Year Ago
      How does this not compete with BMW's 6-Series Coupe and Convertible?
        • 1 Year Ago
        6-Series direct competition is E-Class coupe actually. You know the even number series from BMW is coupe variant in the same class of previous odd number series, in this case 6-Series is BMW coupe in 5-series class. So, CL or S-class coupe direct competition is 8-series (which is not in production anymore), a bigger, more upscale GT than 6-Series or E-Class coupe. That fact and coupled with Mercedes intention to move S-class into ultra luxury territory, make the new S-Class coupe as natural enemy to the like of Continental GT
      • 1 Year Ago
      I prefer the old sec class coupes. They still look bad azz after all these years. :)
      Pete Moss
      • 1 Year Ago
      Usually when I see something new from Mercedes, my first impression is that it's original, and also sexy. When I first saw this, I was reminded of a strikingly sexy Volvo concept coupe ('The Next Generation P1800') that was shown not long ago. It seems to me the concept is strikingly similar. I have no idea which came first, but...I think I like the Volvo better.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Isnt an s class coupe a CL?
        • 1 Year Ago
        just like E-class coupe is the new CLK, S-class coupe is the new CL. Simplified nomenclature.
      • 1 Year Ago
      "SL, SLK and SLS...SLA, SLC and C-Class convertibles..." Holy alphabet soup! Anyway, not a fan, but it isn't my type of ride either. What I want to know is, was there ever any doubt Benz was going to produce this? The headline makes it sound like there was.
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dont think they should do a convertible.....and what about the SL ? Is that supposed to be the S class convertible ? Mercedes has alot of the same.high end models....
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        I think it is supposed to be more along the lines of the Ocean Drive concept of 2007 or the venerable W108 convertible of the 1960s/70s, both brawny, sophisticated cruisers with saloon lines. I am excited by the prospects of a convertible, but I agree that an S convertible could definitely eat into SL sales.
      • 1 Year Ago
      With every new model Mercedes adds, they loose a little bit more prestige.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stunning car, and I'm not an M-B guy.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Whatever they do, they need to burn the current SL with fire. God, those headlamps are bad.
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not HALF as beautiful as the current CL Coupe! A major step back for Mercedes Benz. BD
        Avinash Machado
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
        But much better than the Lexus SC.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          He won\'t even allow himself to give this much of a backhanded compliment to M-B once Lexus finally brings another high end \'vert to the market.
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