Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Premieres at the Geneva Motor Show

Published by Autobahn Buzz (S-Class Coupe)

S-Class Coupe

The brand-new leading design from the Stuttgart premium marque integrates classic sports car proportions with modern luxury and state-of-the-art technology. Additional highlights in Geneva consist of the European premiere of the brand-new C-Class and the program premiere of the brand-new V-Class, which integrates the spaciousness of an MPV with the comfort typical of a Mercedes traveler vehicle. And, with the new service brand name “Mercedes me”, the brand with the three-pointed star is likewise providing the central element of its new service approach, which provides all customers hassle-free access anytime and anywhere to its considerable selection of movement and service offerings.

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“The new S-Class Coupe stands at the very peak of our product profile and represents a true milestone in our luxury-class offensive with a total amount of six designs in the future rather than three,” states Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “This car drives as excellent as it looks– and that’s no mean task, since we’re talking right here about the most gorgeous S-Class of all time.”

The active curve tilting function MAGIC BODY CONTROL marks a world premiere. “It allows the S-Class Coupe to lean into a curve in a similar manner to a motorcycle rider, reducing the lateral acceleration acting on the driver and passengers,” says Prof. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG liable for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “On national roadways in particular, this means more driving fun and comfort for our customers.” More technical developments in the sophisticated two-door consist of the heads-up display and the recently developed touchpad.

The coupe is readily available initially with a 4,663 cm3 V8 biturbo engine. In the S 500 Coupe, the effective and efficient powertrain creates 335 kW (455 hp) and an optimum torque of 700 Nm. Like the S-Class Sedan, the Coupe is readily available with a host of new assistance systems that make driving even safer and more comfortable. The “Intelligent Drive” systems include PRE-SAFE Brake with pedestrian recognition, DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop & Go Pilot for partly autonomous driving, Brake Assist BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus.

The interior of the S-Class Coupé can be even more sumptuously glamorous and comfy if preferred. The AIR-BALANCE plan with scent dispenser and ionization is offered as an option, as is arm-rest heating as part of the Warmth Comfort package. The ENERGIZING massage function based upon the hot-stone concept is offered with the Seat Comfort package (unique devices).

The new S 600: top model with V12 engine.
The brand-new S 600 with V12 biturbo engine is offered exclusively in the long-wheelbase version, replete with a substantial package of appointments. At market launch, the other versions in the model range will gain from an expanded variety of equipment. This includes the heads-up display and a brand-new touchpad for running the COMMAND Online multimedia system, which will be conventional equipment on all S-Class designs.
At 390 kW (530 hp), the V12 biturbo engine in the S 600 generates much more power than its 380 kW (517 hp) predecessor, yet, with approximately 11.1 l/100 km, consumes 21 percent less fuel. Displacement increases from 5,513 to 5,980 cm3. Optimum torque is 830 Nm and is offered at 1,900 rpm.

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The new S 65 AMG: the supreme in Driving Performance.
The Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG is the only high-performance auto from a German premium producer to have a twelve-cylinder engine, and it sets the standard as the most effective automobile in the section. With 463 kW (630 hp) and 1,000 Nm of torque, the V12 biturbo engine delivers an incredibly refined driving experience. By minimizing fuel usage by 2.4 l/100 km (NEDC incorporated) and fulfilling the EU6 emissions standard, the brand-new V12 sedan is fit for the future. The power transmission is through the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. Its broad ratio spread allows substantially lower engine revving than the preceding five-speed automatic, hence contributing to the reduction in fuel consumption.

The new C-Class: just the very best will do.

Thanks to an intelligent lightweight design idea with up to 100 kilograms less weight, best-in-class aerodynamics (cd 0.24) and new, fuel-efficient engines, all which are equipped with the ECO start/stop function, the new C-Class provides the best effectiveness figures in its range. This new design consumes approximately 20 percent less fuel than its predecessor. A host of new support systems from Mercedes offers the greatest levels of security. The Stop & Go Pilot, for example, makes it the only automobile in the category with partially independent driving. The new chassis, additionally available with AIRMATIC air suspension, ensures excellent suspension and body roll comfort, as well as agile handling qualities.

Aesthetically, the brand-new C-Class sets progressive design accents with its psychological yet clear design and its first-rate interior. Overall, the look-and-feel of the brand-new C-Class resembles an “upgrade to a higher class”.

The new V-Class: the Mercedes among the MPVs.
From psychological design through premium indoor equipment and exceptional safety to reliable and enjoyable driving, the new V-Class comes with a lot of brand-new features that are exceptional in this segment. “The new V-Class brings together the very best of two worlds– the performance of an MPV and the typical strengths of every Mercedes-Benz automobile,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

The V-Class is the only car in the segment to offer a broad palette of assistance systems that fuse together safety and comfort. These consist of the standard-fit Crosswind Assist and the optional Active Parking Assist, which makes the MPV as easy to park as a compact vehicle.

Best-in-class effectiveness comes courtesy of cutting edge turbo diesel engines with extremely low fuel consumption ranging from 5.7 to 6.0 l/100 km. The brand-new V-Class likewise scores extremely well for its spaciousness and versatile seating and loading configurations. One specific highlight for convenience and easy unloading and loading is the rear windshield, which can be opened independently to provide access to a second loading level.

With two equipment lines, two wheelbases, three vehicle lengths, three engines and a large option of optional equipment, the new MPV can be thoroughly individualized. This enables it to fulfill an extremely broad variety of client requirements: The focus is on families with two or more kids, active people with large piece of sports equipment and operators of elegant VIP or hotel shuttles.

Mercedes me: premium service for all.
Mercedes-Benz is beginning an entirely new chapter in service with the service brand name “Mercedes me”. With a single log-in, Mercedes me provides all consumers hassle-free access to comprehensive mobility and service offerings– for people with and without an automobile.

“Mercedes help me” offers individual, day-and-night service for Mercedes-Benz consumers. “Mercedes finance me” packages custom-made funding and insurance solutions, and “Mercedes inspire me” magnifies contact between clients and the brand with an invitation to form the future together.

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