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The Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupe is so luxurious it has crystal headlights

Got money to burn and a love of bling? Then this bedazzled Merc could be your dream car.

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

A car which symbolises the ultimate in driving comfort and elegance. A car that has sporty looks with dynamics and performance to match. I’d buy a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.

Why a Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

Do you really have to ask why? Just look at it – it’s gorgeous with such great road presence. It really does cut quite a dash out on the road and that AIRMATIC air suspension with continuously Adaptive Damping System ensures superior comfort no matter how long or arduous your journey.

The S-Class is the flagship car for Mercedes, so, as you would expect, it is packed full of magnificent features and the latest and greatest technology and safety systems. It also has one of the most luxurious and classy interiors of any car.

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What’s special about this one?

This is the slinky two-door S500 coupe version (€159,000) and it looks a lot sportier than the four-door saloon on which it is based. Under its bonnet is a stonking V8 petrol engine with 455hp and 700Nm of torque. That’s enough to propel the luxury coupé to 100km/h from rest in just 4.6 seconds. Phwoar!

It shimmers in this Palladium Silver Metallic paint and those dazzling headlights are bejewelled with 47 Swarovski crystals, darling. It also features a panoramic sunroof with makes the cabin lovely and bright.

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The interior is upholstered with a perforated Sahara Beige leather and the mix of walnut wood trim and leather finishing on the dashboard lends a wonderful elegance. The seats are heated and can be adjusted 16 ways so you’ll easily be able to find a comfortable driving position. Heck, you could even sleep in the car it is that comfortable.

The car is brimming it connectivity features and has a Burmester sound system, sat-nav, and a 360-degree camera.

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What does it look like in action?

Check out this promo film for the S500 Coupe and admire those sharp creases, long bonnet and elegant roofline. And listen to that wonderful V8.

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Who else drives one?

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a status symbol. With its blend of high-end comfort and performance, it is a favourite of dictators, heads of state, rappers, doctors and oligarchs.

Angela Merkel and President D Higgins both enjoy the rear legroom of the S-Class. Award-winning actress Annette Bening drives an S500 and the Kardashians are big fans, too – but don’t let that put you off.

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What else could you get for the money?

Got your heart set on a V8? For few grand more you could have this 2017 Audi RS6 Avant.

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Or, to save a few grand you could lose the roof and get this 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL400 cabriolet.

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