Mercedes-Benz unveils 2018 S-Class Coupe, Cabriolet

The embodiment of Mercedes-Benz’s modern luxury

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. With the unmistakable, exclusive design, and high-class materials, the S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet embody Mercedes-Benz’s interpretation of modern luxury.

The new S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet have a total of 66 ultra-flat innovative OLEDs that 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.

Two new wheels allow further individualization of the vehicle in conjunction with the AMG Line. These are 20-inch AMG 10-spoke wheels including AMG wheel arch flares painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish (optional for AMG Line) or painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish (optional for AMG Line Plus).

The interior of the new S-Class models is characterized 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 emphasize 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.

The new V8 bi-turbo in the S 560 Coupé and S 560 Cabriolet has an output of 345 kW (469 hp) with a peak torque of 700 Nm. 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).

Meanwhile, the V6 petrol engine of the S 450 Coupé has a rated output of 270 kW (367 hp), and the 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.