Black has always been the colour that carmakers went for when they wanted a special edition that stood out from the pack. Black paint, blacked out windows, headlights and taillights, black accents, black upholstery, black wheels, black everything… So when Mercedes-Benz wanted to wanted to add some extra character into its already good-looking S-Class Coupé, it naturally chose to go all black. Called the S-Class Coupé Night Edition, the special model will be based on the S 500 Coupé, and in some markets, the S 400 Coupé. It will make its official debut at the Detroit auto show in January 2017.

Distinctive features include a radiator grille with a single louvre in gloss black, 20in AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels with high-gloss black detailing, black wing mirror housings, and side sill panels. Front and rear aprons with AMG body styling come as standard, while ‘Night Edition’ badges on the front wings add to the car’s unique looks. The exterior colour is a subtle matte finish called Selenite grey Magno.

The blacked-out heme is carried over to the interior as well, and upholstery options include all black, Crystal Grey and black, Saddle Brown and black or Bengal Red and black. These can be ordered in leather, nappa leather or special AMG nappa leather along with high-gloss black poplar wood trim that comes as standard in the Night Edition. The AMG sports steering wheel, wrapped in nappa leather, also has the name ‘Night Edition’ engraved into it.

The S 500 variant will produce 455bhp and 700Nm from a 4.7-litre V8, while the S 400 variant will be good for 367bhp and 500Nm of torque from its 3.0-litre V6.

The S-Class Coupé Night Edition will go on sale in Europe in April, followed by the rest of the markets later in 2017.