Mercedes-Benz has already expanded its S-Class family to six distinct models but we might be in store for even more.
British publication CAR is reporting that Mercedes execs, buoyed by strong sales of the S-Class in recent years—we’re talking more than 100,000 annually—have approved plans for a four-door coupe variant.
The car is reportedly code-named S82 and destined to be part of the next-generation S-Class family. Given Mercedes’ typical product cadence, the arrival of the new S-Class should coincide with the start of the 2021 model year.
The SEC nameplate, last used on an S-Class-based coupe in the early 1990s, is rumored as a possible name for the new car. In this way, it may be promoted as a standalone model in the same way that the CLS four-door coupe is distinguished from the related E-Class.
Rivals would include high-end versions of the Porsche Panamera and a rumored 8-Series Gran Coupe from BMW.
Stay tuned for an update.