2014 NAIAS: Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe

Ronnie Schreiber
by Ronnie Schreiber

While I was at Cobo Hall straightening out press credentials to the upcoming Detroit auto show for a colleague, Mercedes-Benz was rehearsing their media presentation, including the North American reveal of the Concept S-Class Coupe, a two door version of Daimler’s flagship sedan. The Concept S-Class Coupe isn’t really a secret, having already been shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The Mercedes-Benz display at the NAIAS this year is right across from Cadillac’s display, which has been split off from the other GM brands congregated in the corporate GM booth. One of the vehicles that Cadillac will be showing will be the Elmiraj coupe concept that was a big hit at Pebble Beach last summer. Cadillac’s product planners will likely be able to see the Concept S-Class Coupe from the Elmiraj’s turntable. Maybe that’s a good thing, as I’m in the group that thinks that the large RWD flagship sedan that outgoing GM CEO Dan Akerson says the company will build almost necessarily needs a coupe version at its side in Cadillac showrooms.

Ronnie Schreiber edits Cars In Depth, a realistic perspective on cars & car culture and the original 3D car site. If you found this post worthwhile, you can get a parallax view at Cars In Depth. If the 3D thing freaks you out, don’t worry, all the photo and video players in use at the site have mono options. Thanks for reading – RJS



Ronnie Schreiber
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Ronnie Schreiber edits Cars In Depth, the original 3D car site.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Jan 12, 2014

    Now *that* is a car. Pity modern Daimler products seem to only have a three year half life.

  • INeon INeon on Jan 13, 2014

    The back end has the same lines as that front-engined V6/8 Porsche everyone hates from the 1980s. And the 1989 Lexus SC.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jan 13, 2014

      Don't hate the 928! Ever! Also yes. The lamps are SC/Accordy.

  • Zipper69 Current radio ads blare "your local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer" and the facias read the same. Is the honeymoon with FIAT over now the 500 and big 500 have stopped selling?
  • Kjhkjlhkjhkljh kljhjkhjklhkjh hmmm get rid of the garbage engine in my chevy, and the garbage under class action lawsuit transmission? sounds good to me
  • ToolGuy Personally I have no idea what anyone in this video is talking about, perhaps someone can explain it to me.
  • ToolGuy Friendly reminder of two indisputable facts: A) Winners buy new vehicles (only losers buy used), and B) New vehicle buyers are geniuses (their vehicle choices prove it):
  • Groza George Stellantis live off the back of cheap V8 cars with old technology and suffers from lack of new product development. Now that regulations killed this market, they have to ditch the outdated overhead.They are not ready to face the tsunami of cheap Chinese EVs or ready to even go hybrid and will be left in the dust. I expect most of their US offerings to be made in Mexico in the future for good tariff protection and lower costs of labor instead of overpriced and inflexible union labor.
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