Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

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  • 2015

  • Product
    Automotive and Transport

Designed By:

  • Gordon Wagner

Commissioned By:

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific

Designed In:

Germany

The flowing profile of the S-Class Coupe embodies sensuous clarity in a modern way. It is characterised by typical rear-wheel-drive proportions, emphasised by the hallmark Mercedes dropping line. The long bonnet with pronounced lines and powerdomes, the low greenhouse with high beltline, the accentuated wheel arches as well as the large wheels (18- to 20-inch) and the broad visual effect created by the rear reinforce the S-Class Coupe’s aspirations as a masterpiece of automotive refinement. With a wheelbase of 2945 mm, the Coupe is 5027 mm long, with a width of 1899 mm and a height of 1411 mm.


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  • 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 pioneering technology. The sculpted appearance lends it classic elegance that forms a perfect symbiosis with the modern-progressive design idiom. The full-LED headlamps with their iconic eyebrows as daytime running lamps lend it an extremely self-assured and distinctive gaze. On the S-Class Coupe the eyebrows have been further refined with a semicircular counter-curve. In combination with the standard LED Intelligent Light System, unique headlamps with no less than 47 Swarovski crystals are available.

  • The interior design of the new S-Class Coupe is an enthralling combination of sculptural, sensuous volume elements and components, and the clear geometry of its basic architecture. High-class appeal, quality workmanship and exceptional touch and feel are a treat for the passengers' senses, so that the car's interior represents the highest level of "modern luxury". The use of the finest materials, surfaces, colour combinations and seam designs contributes towards achieving a truly exclusive car interior. Air vents, switches, belt extender rosette and trim elements are in electroplated "Silver Shadow".

  • The curve tilting function in the new S-Class Coupe is a world first for series production automobiles. The vehicle leans into bends in a similar way to motorcyclists or skiers. 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 motoring enjoyment and comfort. The aim is not to achieve higher cornering speeds, but a new driving experience: the S-Class Coupe glides elegantly through bends.

  • A common feature to all the audio systems is the innovative Frontbass system developed by Mercedes-Benz: the woofers are mounted in the firewall and use the space within the cross-member and side member as a resonance chamber of almost 40 litres. As no woofers now need to be accommodated in the doors, the irritating vibrations that are typical of such configurations are eliminated. The mid-range speakers in the doors are relocated upwards. This improves sound brilliance and allows additional stowage space in the doors. As alternatives to the standard sound system with ten loudspeakers, two very high-quality audio systems are available which were developed together with the high-end audio specialist BurmesterĀ®.

    A low interior noise level was a declared objective when developing the new S-Class Coupe. The aeroacoustics experts optimised the exterior form in key areas as early as the design phase. The bodyshell and the door sealing concept, to name but two examples, were configured to further reduce wind noise. With success: the S-Class Coupe not only has a much quieter interior than its predecessor, it is also the quietest series-production car of all in terms of wind noise. The excellent aeroacoustic performance is not just down to the coupe form and the relatively small surface areas of the up to 6 mm thick windows. Optimisation measures on the bodyshell and the lightweight doors help to reduce low-frequency noise.