Mercedes-Benz S-Class (C217)

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ID:23326 Section: Auto 2014

Updated:Tuesday 21st April 2015

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (C217) Definition

(Wikipedia) - Mercedes-Benz S-Class (C217) For a complete overview of all S-Class models, see Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Mercedes-Benz C217 Overview Manufacturer Production Model years Body and chassis Class Body style Layout Related Powertrain Engine Transmission Dimensions Wheelbase Length Width Height Chronology Predecessor
Full-size luxury car
2-door coupé
Front-engine, rear-wheel drive Front-engine, all-wheel drive
Mercedes-Benz W222
4.7L V8 (turbocharged) 5.5L V8 (turbocharged) 6.0L V12 (turbocharged)
7-speed or 9-speed automatic
2,945 mm (115.9 in)
5,027 mm (197.9 in)
1,899 mm (74.8 in)
1,411 mm (55.6 in)
Mercedes-Benz C216

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé (C217) is a full-size luxury coupé (Grand tourer) manufactured by Mercedes-Benz beginning in 2014.

The C217 model succeeded the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (C216) and is the current version of the S-Class coupé. It is also the first Mercedes coupé to carry the S-Class name since the 1990s.

  • 1 Development
    • 1.1 Concept S-Class Coupé (2013)
    • 1.2 Production Car Unveiling
  • 2 Safety & Technology
  • 3 Models
    • 3.1 S500/S550
    • 3.2 S63 AMG
    • 3.3 S65 AMG
  • 4 References

Development Concept S-Class Coupé (2013)

The Concept S-Class Coupé was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to showcase the appearance of the upcoming S-Class coupe model. It features an all-new design compared to the previous CL-Class model, inspired by other contemporary Mercedes models such as the smaller CLA-Class.

Production Car Unveiling

The production version of the S-Class coupe was announced and unveiled in February 2014, with its first public showing at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014. Mercedes showed the S500 model (known as the S550 in the United States market) at the Geneva show.

At the New York Auto Show in April 2014, Mercedes made the first public showing of the S63 AMG 4MATIC model. The S65 AMG model, which includes a V12 engine, was unveiled in July 2014.

Safety & Technology

It features all the latest driver assistance and safety systems introduced in 2013 on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222), including Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way driving warning function.


The C217 coupe continues to offer the AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension as standard. The C217 introduced an update to the hydraulic fully active Magic Body Control suspension (which debuted on the W222 sedan model), called Active Curve Tilting. This new system allows the vehicle to lean up to 2.5 degrees into a turn, similar to the way a motorcycle leans into a turn. The leaning is intended to counter the effect of centrifugal force on the occupants and is available only on rear-wheel drive models


Like the W222 sedan, the C217 coupe includes full-LED lighting on the exterior (including full-LED headlamps with Intelligent Light System and Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS) and interior of the vehicle. Optional headlight features include 47 Swarovski crystals in each headlamp: 30 crystals for the turn signals and 17 for the daytime running lights.

  • Nine airbags as standard
  • ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist
  • Traffic Sign Assist with Speed Limit Assist and wrong-way driving warning function
  • ATTENTION ASSIST (as standard)
  • ADAPTIVE BRAKE (as standard)
  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
  • Brake Assist system BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints
  • PRE-SAFE, PRE-SAFE Brake, PRE-SAFE PLUS, PRE-SAFE Impulse, Pre-Safe with pedestrian detection and City Brake function
  • Beltbags
  • Active bonnet
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Full-LED headlamps with Intelligent Light System and Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS
  • Night View Assist PLUS (pedestrian/animal detection) with flashing Spotlight Function
  • Head-up display
  • COMAND Online with Touchpad
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Torque Vectoring Brake
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Backup camera
  • Electric parking brake with emergency braking function
  • Direct-Steer Electromechanical steering with Steer Assist electromechanical steering power assistance
Models S500/S550

The C217 S-Class coupe launched with the S500 model, known as the S550 in the United States market. The vehicle features a twin-turbocharged 4.7L engine paired with a 7-speed or a 9-speed (only for rear-wheel drive version) automatic transmission. In most markets, the S500 is fitted to a rear-wheel drive drivetrain with optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive; in the US, 4MATIC is standard.


Through the Mercedes-AMG sub-brand, the second S-Class coupe model launched is the S63 AMG. Featuring a 5.5L turbocharged V8, the S63 is the performance model V8 within the S-Class lineup. Like the S500, the S63 is offered with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, though with only all-wheel drive (without Magic Body Control) in the United States.


The S65 AMG is currently the top-of-the-line S-Class coupe model. It features a 6.0L turbocharged V12 Mercedes-Benz M275 engine paired with a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. The V12 model is available only with rear-wheel drive (AIRMATIC not available).

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