The dream car that was just a dream. Until now and it is nightmare for every other car on the road. The new sleek design of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is the automotive equivalent to a world-class super model, beauty without exception.
Most cars begin as concepts whose ideals rarely reach the final product — until now. The 2015 S-Class Coupe is virtually unchanged from the concept version — a breathtaking new expression of the Mercedes-Benz flagship S-Class. Stylistically self-assured presence, exclusive appointments and refined sportiness – the new S-Class Coupe from Mercedes-Benz combines the classic proportions of a large, sporty coupe with modern luxury and state-of-the art technology. This vehicle is a combination of sporting and luxury rarely seen on a car at with price point. At Mercedes-Benz it is the little things like that fact that If you’re one of the first customers to purchase an S-Class coupe, you’ll get the Edition 1 special model with 47 Swarovski crystals embedded in the headlights. Yes, you read that correctly this car is powered by a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 making 449 hp and basically has diamonds in her eyes. If the new 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe is the perfect Bond villain car then the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is the picturesque Bond girl car. The cars smooth lines in cooperation with its silver bullet like form make it one of the most aesthetically pleasing cars Mercedes-Benz has ever crafted, and we haven’t gotten to the interior yet.
This sporty two-door commands a striking, self-assured presence highlighted by refined appointments expected from the S-Class. It also delivers exhilarating driving dynamics that can only come from a coupe powered by a 449-hp V8 biturbo engine.
Per usual, the S-Class Coupe is packed with some of the world’s most innovative driving assistance systems, such as Intelligent Drive, which includes PRE-SAFE® Brake with Pedestrian Detection and DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist, among others. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS can even autonomously apply the brakes in an emergency, helping to prevent rear-end collisions from up to 25 mph.
Who would know that underneath the sensuous curves and sleek lines that such a technologically advanced marvel awaited? One step into the cockpit, one press of the gas pedal, one grin from ear to ear — it’s a clear reminder that this is no dream.
The two-door S550 Coupe will be available in the U.S. as a 4MATIC® with a 4.7-liter V8 biturbo engine. The S550 Coupe has an output of 449 hp and its torque level peaks at 516 lb-ft. The sporty driving experience is significantly enhanced by the emotional sound produced by the exhaust system.
- World’s first active curve tilting function.
- PRE-SAFE® Brake with Pedestrian Recognition.
- PRE-SAFE® PLUS rear-end collision protection.
- DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist.
- BAS® PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist.
- Active Lane Keeping Assist.
- Adaptive High Beam Assist.
- Night View Assist® PLUS.
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS.
- Burmester® High-End 3D surround sound system.
- Panorama roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL®.
- Large, two-part wide screen display.
- AIR-BALANCE package.
- Head-up display.
With the curve tilting function, the Coupe introduces a world first for series-production cars: The Coupe leans into bends in a manner similar to a motorcyclist or skier. The lateral acceleration acting upon occupants is reduced in a way akin to when driving in a steep curve, and passengers sit more firmly. On country roads in particular, the new curve tilting function enhances driving enjoyment and comfort.
Like the S-Class Sedan, the new Coupe is available with many new assistance systems that make driving more comfortable and safer. The “Intelligent Drive” systems include, among other things the PRE-SAFE® brake with pedestrian detection, DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist, BAS® PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive High-beam Assist and Night View Assist® PLUS.
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS features an additional function apart from the adaptive brake assistant, which provides collision protection from a speed of 4 mph: if there remains a danger of collision and the driver fails to respond, the system can carry out an autonomous braking maneuver at speeds of up to 65 mph, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles. The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 31 mph, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at up to 25 mph.
As in the sedan, the PRE-SAFE® preventive occupant protection system includes of PRE-SAFE® PLUS. It can recognize an imminent rear-end collision. If the danger of a collision persists, the system can also firmly apply the parking brake on the vehicle stationary and thus minimize the risk of whiplash injuries by reducing the forward jolt caused by an impact from the rear.
In cooperation with high-end audio specialists Burmester, two especially high value audio systems have been developed: the Burmester® surround sound system and the Burmester® High-End 3D surround sound system.
The new S-Class Coupe and its innovations seamlessly continue the tradition of large coupes into the future and will launch in the U.S. this fall with the S550 4MATIC®.