Mercedes has unveiled the production version of its new S-Class Coupe, and it has strayed very little from the design of the Concept S-Class Coupe shown earlier.
The S-Class Coupe will also mark the debut of a new suspension tilting function that leans the body of the car into bends in a similar way to a cyclist.
Integrated into the Magic Body Control system, which uses cameras to read the surface of the road and adjust the suspension automatically as bumps arrive at the wheels, the curve tilting function takes the process one step further.
The system works by shifting the base point of each individual suspension strut and this, depending on the road, allows angles of up to 2.5 degrees to be applied.
The curve tilting function also uses an additional transverse acceleration sensor in conjunction with the Magic Body Control’s stereo cameras, and can operate at speeds between 18 and 112 mph.
The result is less lateral acceleration forces acting on the coupe’s passengers, making for a more comfortable and refined ride, even on twisty country roads.
The S-Class Coupe is powered by a 4.7-litre biturbo V8 engine that produces 455hp and 700Nm of torque. Although Mercedes has not released any performance figures for the new car, it does feature an exhaust system that has been tuned to make the most of the thunderous sound the engine produces.
The exterior features full LED headlights, with the option of headlight units with 47 Swarovski crystals – 17 for the running lights and 30 for the indicators.
The interior is lit by a panoramic roof that covers more than two thirds of the vehicle’s roof surface, with a Magic Sky Control that allows its transparency to be altered from almost completely transparent to a setting that allows less than 1% of outside light to enter the cabin.
Elsewhere, the cabin features a wrap-around dashboard layout with two large TFT displays in place of traditional instruments, a head-up display for important information such as speed and navigation instructions, a customisable range of materials, and a high-end Burmester surround system.
The new S-Class Coupe will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.