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Mercedes-Benz brings back the two-door S-Class (pictures)

At the 2014 Geneva auto show, Mercedes-Benz showed off its all new S-Class Coupe, the two-door version of its flagship S-Class model.

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GENEVA -- Mercedes-Benz released a major update to its S-Class sedan last year, a high-tech car with a powerful engine and excellent creature comforts. At the 2014 Geneva auto show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a coupe version.
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The S550 Coupe, the model that will be sold in the US, is shorter in wheelbase and overall length than the sedan model. It replaces the CL-Class in the current line-up.
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Along with all-wheel drive, the S550 Coupe gets a unique technology that pushes the side of the car in the outside of a turn up, so that passengers are not pushed to the sides of their seats by inertial forces.
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Reflecting Mercedes-Benz coupe design elements, the S550 Coupe gets a single-louver grille with a pincushion design.
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As with the sedan, the S550 Coupe uses LED lights all around, even for headlights. A special edition will also get Swarovski crystals as lenses for its running lights.
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The taillights curve around from fender to trunk lid.
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The S550 Coupe will get the same engine as the sedan, a 4.7-liter V-8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers.
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Rather than a console-mounted shifter, as in some sport-oriented Mercedes-Benz models, the S550 Coupe uses a stalk to select drive modes. Paddles can manually shift its automatic transmission.
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A versatile LCD makes up the S550 Coupe's instrument panel.
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A very wide screen handled infotainment features in the center dashboard.
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The latest version of Mercedes-Benz's COMAND controller adds a touchpad for easier alphanumeric entry or gesture control.

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