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The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Overall verdict
Great looking, stuffed with tech, implausibly fast. A private jet for the road.


Endless (useful) tech, subtle-but-confident styling, distance ability


Sensitive to spec, not a natural driver's car


What is it?

Very basically, a two-door, four-seat variant of the S-Class, replacing the now-defunct CL. Initially available as an S 63 AMG with a 5.5-litre biturbo V8 and 582bhp, there’s also an S 65 with a twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 and 621bhp, and a 4.6-litre S 500 equipped with another biturbo V8 with 450bhp. Suffice to say, these isn’t a weak S-Class Coupe. 

Mercedes refers to the range as the ‘supreme pinnacle’ of Benzness, and the S Coupe certainly has enough tech to qualify the tagline. From 47 Swarovski crystals in the headlights to every kind of ‘Assist’ function M-B could think of, there’s enough computing power in this thing to operate a small capital city. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
S65 2dr Auto
4.1s 279g/km 23.7 630 £187,560
The cheapest
S560 AMG Line 2dr Auto
4.6s 188g/km 34.0 469 £102,860
The greenest
S560 AMG Line 2dr Auto
4.6s 188g/km 34.0 469 £102,860
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