New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

Two dream cars

As members of the large and successful S-Class family, the coupé and cabriolet benefits 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 new generation of steering wheels and integrated ENERGIZING comfort control.

Innovative OLED tail lamps as standard

Innovative OLED tail lamps are a new feature of the S-Class Coupé and S-Class 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).

Luxury lounge with 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.

Like the instrument cluster, this Widescreen Cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver, as well as a central display above the centre console. The all-digital cockpit offers the three visually very different styles “Classic”, “Sporty” and “Progressive”. Depending on personal preference or matching the selected interior, the styles can be quickly changed from the instrument cluster and the central display.

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.

The infotainment system can also be operated via the touchpad with controller in the centre console and by LINGUATRONIC voice control. Voice control has for the first time been extended to include vehicle functions. Voice commands can now also be used to control 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.

ENERGIZING comfort control for greater well-being and alertness

ENERGIZING comfort control (optional equipment) 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.

There are five programmes can be selected: Freshness, Warmth, Vitality, Joy and Comfort. The programmes all run for ten minutes. They are visualised on the head unit with colour graphics, and backed by suitable music.

Wireless charging of smartphones

Mobile phones can be charged as standard, wirelessly and without a telephone holder. Wireless charging works with all mobile devices (up to a screen diagonal of 15.2 cm) that support or can be retrofitted to support the Qi standard. The charging pad is integrated into the stowage compartment at the front of the centre console.

 

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 new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé at a glance:

 

Model

S 560 Coupé

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Coupé

No. of cylinders/ arrangement

V8 biturbo

V12 biturbo

Transmissions

9G-TRONIC

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS
7G TRONIC

Total displacement (cc)

3,982

5,980

Rated output (hp/rpm)

469/ 5,250-5,500

612/ 5,500-6,000

630/ 4,800-5,400

Max torque (Nm at rpm)

700/ 2,000-4,000

900/ 2,750-4,500

1,000/ 2,300-4,300

Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km)

8.0-8.3

9.3

11.9

CO2 emissions combined (g/km)

183-188

211

279

Emission standard

EU6

Acceleration 0-100km/h (s)

4.6

3.5

4.1

Top speed (km/h)

250

List Price in Hong Kong (HKD)

2,258,000

2,998,000

4,298,000

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet at a glance:

Model

S 560 Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet

No. of cylinders/ arrangement

V8 biturbo

V12 biturbo

Transmissions

9G-TRONIC

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS
7G TRONIC

Total displacement (cc)

3,982

5,980

Rated output (hp/rpm)

469/ 5,250-5,500

612/ 5,500-6,000

630/ 4,800-5,400

Max torque (Nm at rpm)

700/ 2,000-4,000

900/ 2,750-4,500

1,000/ 2,300-4,300

Fuel consumption Combined (l/100km)

8.7-9.0

10.1

12.0

CO2 emissions combined (g/km)

199-204

229

272

Emission standard

EU6

Acceleration 0-100km/h (s)

4.6

3.5

4.1

Top speed (km/h)

250

List Price in Hong Kong (HKD)

2,558,000

3,248,000

4,498,000