Few cars make you feel as warm and gooey inside as the Merc S-Class coupe. And since the facelift it’s got warmer and gooier still, thanks to a new 4.0-litre V8, which in this S560 is as smooth and refined an engine as you’ll find pretty much anywhere. Besides the same tech that got added to the big S-Class last year (more active safety, cleverer adaptive cruise) and a toothy Panamerica grille for the AMGs, there’s nothing else to separate the ‘new’ Coupe from the car it replaces. But we’re not complaining. This is a car that’s every bit as capable a GT as a Bentley Conti or Aston DB11. Sure, it’s not quite as special or satisfying to drive down a twisty lane, and it’s not hand-built by Midlanders, but as a device, the embodiment of 2dr Mercedes-ness, it takes some beating.
Engine 3982cc, V8 twin-turbo, RWD, 469bhp, 700Nm Performance 0–100kph in 4.6secs, 250kph, 8.3L/100km, 188g/km CO2 Weight 2075kg