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Mercedes S-Class Coupe photo leaked

Mercedes is likely to give the car an official reveal within days, ahead of a global unveiling at Geneva motor show in March.

The two-door version of the S-Class Coupe broke cover a couple of days back in a very blurry image nabbed from a Mercedes-Benz in-house presentation. But we're now getting a clearer look, thanks to Austrian site Autofilou.

The German luxury brand is likely to give the car an official reveal within days, ahead of a global unveiling at Geneva motor show in March.

But even this single photo gives a good idea of what to expect, with the elegant styling having been toned down considerably from the concept that appeared at the Frankfurt motor show last September -- a logical development given S-Class buyers are largely conservative.

The cabin will echo that of the S-Class sedan in pushing forward the best and latest Mercedes can offer, including massive touschreen displays, but will offer a different steering wheel, revised wood and metal accent styling and drop the four-door's analog clock.

The coupe will follow the engine line-up of the sedan, which for Australia likely means just three versions: an S350 with a 190kW/620Nm 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel and an S500 with a 335kW/700Nm 4.7-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8, plus the chance of the 430kW/900Nm bi-turbo 5.5-litre V8 in an aMG version. All three engines get seven-speed automatic transmissions, with the AMG scoring high-performance SpeedShift unit for sharper changes.

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