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Facelifted Mercedes S-Class Coupe AMG Spied for First Time

 Facelifted Mercedes S-Class Coupe AMG Spied for First Time
Mercedes S-Class Coupe AMG Facelift Spy Photo / Copyright by CarPix

New AMG S-Class Coupe will come with a more aggressive-looking front end than the standard version

Mercedes is working on a new CL which will be more appropriately named the S-Class Coupe when the new model is released.

These are some spy shots of the AMG version of the S-Class coupe looking mean is light-camouflaged black.

New features will include LED daytime headlights and, possibly, LED tail lamps too. A newly designed front bumper is also hinted in these photos and will sport a more aggressive look in this AMG version than on the standard S-Class coupe. The grill isn't as slanted as on the current CL and will now come split with a single chrome bar across it, giving more prominence to the Mercedes badge sitting in the middle.

AMG is also promising more power and less consumption from its new slew of engines. Doing so by focusing on better engine management as well as reducing consumption by lightening the weight of the car through the greater use of composite materials.

See related links for more details on that. Enjoy the pics.

 

Published Feb 16, 2009 3:00 pm By Alex Ricciuti

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Comments (16)

BabyMilo
I like the current design of it, I think that the grill is to big and I hope that they update some of the tech in the car becuse it is abit old and dated. S-Class coupe desingishes the car from the rest of the range and says that it is the top of the range but i like CL coupe more... (Even though I always need to think which MB is which)
Feb 17, 2009 8:52 am
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ap
I am loving the new designations S Class and E Class Coupe...all that CL, CLC, CLS, CLK is all a bit too much....I just wish MB would stick with one them for the interiors (dash design) there are too many gimmicky and fussy options, have you seen the instruments of a new E Class Avant Guarde? It's all flash hooded anstruments, blinding colours etc etc...they should really have a look at what BMW are doing...choose a direction and run wiht it...New 7 series is a case in point, a smooth one hooded dash...clean and simple dials, likewise the controls...
Feb 17, 2009 5:08 am
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joshg_5
Uh, actually, yeah, all of the names for mercedes DO mean things. They're acronyms for words in German... They obviously don't just pick random letters and slap them on cars... especially ones of this caliber. I love the names that German cars receive. As soon as a Mercedes receives a name that is also a noun, I'm going to vomit, and loose all respect for them.
Feb 17, 2009 1:36 am
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benz_man
Mercedes needs to make up their mind on grille treatment. They change the design slightly every year. This is getting a little ridiculous. I'm all for "S-class coupe" though. With their interior's throwing back to the eighties now, a modern interpretation of the old SEC should be just as entertaining.
Feb 16, 2009 11:27 pm
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wjaprep
I agree 100%.
Feb 17, 2009 12:49 am
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wjaprep
I like the new naming of the Mercs, what sense does "CL" or "CLK" make? Do they even mean anything thing? ANYWEIGHS, Im upset because acording to these pictures, they didnt fix one of the only things I ddint like about the CL, the tail lamps.
Feb 16, 2009 10:49 pm
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carbonsigma
CL stands for Comfort Leicht.
Feb 17, 2009 2:17 am
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wjaprep
Hmm, I did NOT know that, thnks. (english= comfort light? So... clk = comfort leight kurz english= comfort light short) I still think thats pretty stupid, I mean, I understand it, but I think S class coupe makes more sense (S stands for sonderklasse(sp?) or special class for those of you who don't know)
Feb 17, 2009 4:49 am
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machida
I was told by MBAG people at the time that it stood for "Coupe Line." The CL has never been light by most standards. The SL earned that designation in the 1950s when its spaceframe was a lightweight construction method. Unfortunately, CL and C always had to fight over the same letter, despite different meanings (Coupe vs Compact). Odd to see them abandon all these nomenclatures just when they seem to have fleshed out the whole line with some sort of consistency. We'll be back to just C, E, S, SL, M and G before long. But what to do with the SLK and GLK? Suppose they'll stay the same... short/small (kurz) versions of the SL and G...
Feb 17, 2009 8:02 am
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ShinyG
Forget facelift, this is a "namelift". Honestly, the last thing the CL needs is a facelift and a namechange! CL was working fine!
Feb 16, 2009 10:03 pm
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isaacu
"CL" designation please.... isaacu
Feb 16, 2009 8:51 pm
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Renegade
Might be a good idea.
Feb 16, 2009 8:24 pm
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cronan
Hey! on pic6 there is an SLC mule in the background.
Feb 16, 2009 8:18 pm
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motorjedi
True, and is that a Maybach in front of it? Noooo Mercedes, please stop making that whale...
Feb 17, 2009 8:25 am
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lucifa
Good eyes, the pair of you. =) Anyone willing to guess what that is up front of the pack?
Feb 17, 2009 11:42 am
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zdenda20
Yup, GOOD EYES GUYS!! My guess is that the maybach is a just a convoy protection vehicle...they have to use them for something right? And who in the world would shell that kind of money in these times for a generation old Sclass:S
Feb 18, 2009 5:30 pm
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