The Mercedes S Class has always been at the forefront of luxury and technology, going as far back as being the first car in Europe to incorporate airbags. It has always pushed an image that reflects both elegance and style and it has always been a sedan, until now. Mercedes designers have been let lose, and have created a very interesting ultimate luxury coupe concept for the S-Class range.
“The new S-Class Saloon was received enthusiastically in the market and perfectly lives up to its role as a representative of the power of innovation of Mercedes-Benz,” says Dr Joachim Schmidt, Member of the Management Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales & Marketing. “On the S-Class Coupé as the traditional top of our product range the designers take advantage of their additional freedom and thus create an automotive masterpiece.”
Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design at Daimler AG, adds: “The Concept S‑Class Coupé combines tradition and emotion, and is a symbol for the embodiment of our design style of sensual clarity. The perfected design with self-assured style and the highly exclusive appointments make the coupé a true design icon and an expression of modern luxury.”
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé Concept is equipped with the “Intelligent Drive” technology from Mercedes-Benz. Two “camera eyes” see in stereo to create a three-dimensional view of the area up to about 50 metres in front of the vehicle, and as “6DVision” can detect the position and movement of objects. It monitors the surroundings ahead of the vehicle over a range of up to 500 metres. These data are combined with the data from the radar and ultrasound sensors. A multitude of assistance systems monitors the surrounding traffic for the driver. This helps to reduce the burden on the driver and other road users are also protected.
The suspension makes use of the new stereo camera as well: like the new S-Class, the S-Class Coupé Concept can detect surface undulations in advance. If ROAD SURFACE SCAN detects such undulations with the help of the stereo camera, MAGIC BODY CONTROL adjusts the suspension in advance to suit the situation. Using the camera images and vehicle status information, the control unit continuously calculates the best control strategy to cope with uneven stretches such as long undulations.