As you might have known by now, Mercedes will be providing facelifts, mid-cycle refreshers, and name changes to a lot of their models in the next few years. We have already been able to spot this game plan with the 2010 E-Class coupe which has replaced the CLK-Class coupe . Now Mercedes has moved on to its next project by replacing the current CL-Class with a coupe version of the S-Class . We are expecting to see the official debut at the Paris Auto Show and, if the timeline proves true, we would expect sales to begin in early 2011.
The S-Class Coupe will feature redesigned bumpers that give way to a more squared off look, a new grille to accentuate the rectangular bumper, and LED headlights. LED units in the taillights will also be seen as opposed to the previous tailights. The boxier look is further defined with the rectangular-shaped exhaust tips.
Under the hood, Mercedes will keep the same engine line-up as in the current CL-Class range, starting with a 5.5-liter 382 hp V8 and going up to a 604 HP 6.0-liter V12 for the S-Class 65 AMG version .
We are not really sure if these changes could substantiate a total name change, but Mercedes seems to be on some sort of redefining mission so we will go along with it for now. Maybe they will dazzle us with some new, eccentric model sometime soon. We doubt it, but who knows? For now Mercedes seems to be sticking to their classic design that has provided them with many sales in the previous years.