Mercedes-Benz shows S-Class Coupé “masterpiece” in Frankfurt

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 by
The Concept S-Class Coupé is equipped with the "Intelligent Drive" technology from Mercedes-Benz.

The Concept S-Class Coupé is equipped with the “Intelligent Drive” technology from .

With the successful launch of the S-Class behind it, Mercedes-Benz displayed the a concept version of the S-Class Coupé at Frankfurt. Due for launch in 2014 this is the model that traditionally sits at the very pinnacle of the entire Mercedes-Benz product range and which therefore commands a special place in the hearts and minds of both executives and admirers of the brand.

Dr Joachim Schmidt, Sales and Marketing boss at Mercedes said. “On the S-Class Coupé the designers take advantage of additional freedom and thus create an automotive masterpiece”.

Certainly the Concept S-Class Coupé displayed at Frankfurt has the combination of elegance and presence that befits a vehicle in such an exalted position.

The display car was powered by a V8 Biturbo engine, producing 455 hp from a displacement of 4663 cc, with peak torque of 700 Nm.

The Concept S-Class Coupé is powered by a V8 Biturbo engine.

The Concept S-Class Coupé is powered by a V8 Biturbo engine.

The Concept S-Class Coupé is equipped with the “Intelligent Drive” technology. Thanks to two “camera eyes” the stereo camera can get 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 Concept S-Class Coupé 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.

Sculpted elegance and simplicity characterises the interior.

Sculpted elegance and simplicity characterises the interior.

 

 

 

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