The new S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet.
Two dream cars.
As members of the large and successful S-Class family, the Coupé and Cabriolet will soon benefit from the same extensive innovations that have just been introduced on the saloon. These include new or functionally considerably extended driving assistance systems, the modern control and display concept with widescreen cockpit and a new generation of steering wheels, integrated ENERGIZING comfort control and the latest infotainment generation. Exclusive to both of the two-door models and part of the standard equipment specification are innovative OLED tail lamps. The new V8-biturbo engine in the S 560 Coupé and S 560 Cabriolet is even more dynamic.
S 560 Coupé:
Fuel consumption combined: 8.0 l/100 km;
combined CO? emissions: 183 g/km.*
S 560 Cabriolet:
Fuel consumption combined: 8.7 l/100 km;
combined CO? emissions: 199 g/km.*
The exterior becomes expressly sportier.
The further-developed design exudes even greater sportiness while showing off the high technical expertise. S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet feature front aprons with chrome-plated front splitter and voluminous air inlets. The dynamic looks are enhanced by restyled side skirts and chrome-plated twin tailpipe trims with a V12 look. The AMG Line is also made more dynamic with new front and rear aprons. Especially striking at the front end are the large three-dimensional air inlets, which each include two chrome-plated fins.
Innovative OLED tail lamps as standard.
Innovative OLED tail lamps are a new feature of the S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet. With this technology (organic light emitting diode), wafer-thin layers of organic materials are printed on a glass plate and made to illuminate. The total of 66 ultra-flat OLEDs act like floating elements inside the tail lamp; in addition, they emit a highly homogeneous light pattern in all directions and form a unique day and night design. Locking and unlocking the vehicle is additionally emphasised by an animated dynamic light sequence with subsequent dimming-up of the tail lights. Of course, the OLED tail lamps also employ the usual Mercedes-Benz multi-level technology with different levels of intensity for brake lamps and turn signal indicators depending on the driving condition and ambient brightness (day/night).
Widescreen cockpit and new generation of steering wheels.
The interior of the new S-Class models is characterised by the two new high-resolution and brilliant displays, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a widescreen cockpit and as a central element consequently emphasise the horizontal orientation of the interior design.
Both models have Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel. They respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone. They enable the driver to control the functions of the instrument cluster and of the entire infotainment system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. The operation of DISTRONIC and cruise control with controls directly on the steering wheel is another new feature.
ENERGIZING comfort control for greater well-being and alertness.
ENERGIZING comfort control (optional extra) links various comfort systems in the vehicle together. It systematically uses the functions of the climate control system (including fragrancing) and the seats (heater, ventilation, massage), the panel heating as well as lighting and musical atmospheres, and enables a specific wellness set-up tailored to the mood and need of the customer. As a result, well-being and performance levels are enhanced.
New infotainment systems.
All S-Class models are equipped with the latest-generation infotainment system COMAND Online, starting a new era in digitisation and connectivity. Near Field Communication transforms the smartphone into a digital vehicle key.
New driving assistance systems with extended functions.
The S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet are taking a further large step towards autonomous driving and are moving to the next level with new or functionally considerably extended Intelligent Drive assistance systems. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of bends, junctions or roundabouts, for example (country-specific variations may occur in terms of the individual functions). For this purpose, for example, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC makes considerably greater use of map and navigation data than hitherto.
Suspension with eyes now sees even better.
In 2014 in the S-Class Coupé, the optional MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension with curve tilting function was a world first in a standard-production car. The body tilts to the inside of the turn by up to 2.65 degrees and thereby reduces the transverse forces perceived by the passengers. This innovative system recognises bends with the help of a stereo camera behind the windscreen, and a lateral acceleration sensor of the ROAD SURFACE SCAN suspension.
In the new S-Class Coupé, this suspension control is further improved: the system’s new stereo camera has a much better performance and works at speeds up to 180 km/h. The S-Class Cabriolet is fitted as standard with the full-support AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension featuring infinitely variable damping control.
New V8-biturbo with cylinder shutoff.
The new V8-biturbo in the S 560 Coupé and S 560 Cabriolet is one of the world’s most economical V8 petrol engines and consumes up to eight percent less than its predecessor. To lower the fuel consumption, four cylinders of the new V8 are deactivated simultaneously under partial load with the help of the CAMTRONIC valve-lift adjustment system (Coupé only). This reduces the pumping losses while improving the overall efficiency of the remaining four cylinders by shifting the operating point towards higher loads. The turbochargers positioned in the V of the cylinder banks represent another special feature. The new V8 has an output of 345 kW (469 PS) with a peak torque of 700 Nm.
V6 with gliding function.
The Coupé with V6 petrol engine and a rated output of 270 kW (367 PS) is now called the S 450. A new gliding function contributes to efficiency under real driving conditions. When the driving situation and charge level of the battery allow, the combustion engine is decoupled from the powertrain and runs at idle, so that the vehicle can coast freely. The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is another new feature of the S 450. The broad ratio spread of gears one to nine allows a clearly perceptible reduction in engine speed and is a decisive factor behind the high level of energy efficiency and ride comfort. The S 450 is equipped with a petrol particulate filter.
Fuel consumption combined: 8.9 l/100 km;
combined CO? emissions: 204 g/km.*