Mercedes have announced that the S-Class coupé and cabriolet will soon benefit from the same considerable modernisations that have been applied to the saloon.
Innovations include new or functionally considerably extended driving assistance systems, the modern control and display concept with Widescreen Cockpit and new generation of steering wheels, integrated ENERGIZING comfort control and the latest infotainment generation. Exclusive to both of the two-door models are innovative OLED tail lamps. The new V8 biturbo engine in the S 560 Coupé is even more compelling (combined fuel consumption: 8.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 183 g/km) and S 560 Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 8.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 199 g/km).
Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG with responsibility for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales. commented “With their unmistakable, exclusive design and high-class materials with extremely high value appeal in the interior, the new S-Class Coupé and S-Class Cabriolet embody our interpretation of modern luxury. On top of that, both luxury four-seaters feature the latest cutting-edge technology from the S-Class.”
Design development emanates an even more sporty vibe while showing off the high tech ability. S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet feature front aprons with chrome-plated front splitter and lengthy and detailed air inlets. Restyled side skirts and chrome-plated twin tailpipe trims are dynamic and embody a V12 look.
New front and rear aprons on the AMG Line help create a more dynamic look. Of notable impact visually are the large three-dimensional air inlets at the front end, which each include two chrome-plated fins.
What to Look out For:
Innovative OLED tail lamps (organic light emitting diode) which are wafer-thin layers of organic materials printed on a glass plate and made to emit a highly homogeneous light pattern in all directions and form a unique day and night design.
Fresh New Interior.
A fresh new interior design with three new trim lines (high-gloss brown burr walnut wood, satin-finish grey ash wood and flowing lines designo magnolia wood) as well as three new upholstery lines (designo Exclusive nappa leather AMG Line Plus porcelain/tizian red, designo Exclusive nappa leather porcelain/tizian red and designo Exclusive nappa leather AMG Line Plus Bengal red/black).
Two new high-resolution displays, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches share one glass cover which blend into a Widescreen Cockpit.
The all-digital cockpit offers three visually very different styles “Classic”, “Sporty” and “Progressive” which can be quickly changed from the instrument cluster and the central display. Alongside certain menu contents, such as trip data or consumption figures, the driver can now also view the navigation data or the ECO display in the instrument cluster.
Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel respond to swiping motions akin to a smartphone which enables 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 infotainment system can also be operated via the touchpad or by LINGUATRONIC voice control. Voice control has for the first time been extended to include vehicle functions like adjusting the air conditioning and seat heating/ventilation, interior lighting (ambient lighting, reading lights, lighting in the rear), fragrancing/ionisation, seat massage function and Head-up Display.
The latest-generation COMAND Online offers fast 3D navigation with topographical map display, photo-realistic 3D buildings and 3D map rotations along with real-time traffic density information.
New driving assistance systems with extended functions
The S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet are moving closer to autonomous driving with new or functionally considerably extended Intelligent Drive driving assistance systems.
Active Distance Control DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist provide 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.
New V8 biturbo and V6 Options
The new V8 biturbo in the S560 Coupé and S560 Cabriolet is one of the world’s most economical V8 petrol engines and consumes up to eight percent less than previous models.