THE 2018 MERCEDES-AMG COUPE AND CABRIOLETNew dream Performance vehicles wîth Panamericana radiator grilleSep 4, 2017 - Affalterbach
-- Mercedes-AMG is updating its S-Class Coupes and Cabriolets wîth a host of technical and visual highlights. The new-design front end is dominated by the Panamericana radiator grille, which now gives the two- door, luxury-class Performance vehicles an even more independent look.
In the AMG S63 Coupe and Cabriolet, the Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine wîth twin-scroll turbochargers and cylinder deactivation (Coupe) supersedes the previous 5.5L V8 biturbo. Despite the smaller displacement, the new engine puts out 603 hp and thus exactly 26 hp more than the preceding model. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission is also new to the Coupe and Cabriolet, as is the fully variable all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+.
At the same time wîth the new eight-cylinder Coupe and Cabriolet, the top-of-the- range twelve-cylinder S65 Coupe and S65 Cabriolet are given a visual update wîth the Panamericana radiator grille. The Handcrafted AMG 6.0L V12 biturbo engine retains its output of 621 hp and delivers a maximum torque of 738 lb-ft.
'Having already undertaken major development work on our S-Class Sedan to further enhance driving performance and individuality, we are now making the same changes to the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet. The extensive modifications are designed to strengthen our leading position in this dream car §egmènt in terms of driving dynamics, performance, equipment and comfort on long journeys. The S65 Coupe and Cabriolet wîth their high-torque 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine remain the most elite form of the S-Class,' stated Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Exterior: Panamericana radiator grille and front bumper wîth new jet wing
The new AMG S-Class Coupes and Cabriolets are instantly identifiable from the front thanks to the AMG Panamericana radiator grille: the V-shaped cooling air intake harmoniously follows the lines of the headlamp housings and is subdivided by chromed, vertical struts. The front bumper resembles a hovering jet wing and is painted in the same color as the vehicle. It is flanked by two large outer air inlets, which are outlined in high-gloss black. The three-dimensional front splitter wîth its aerodynamically shaped high-sheen chrome edge reduces uplift at the front axle.
The side skirts wîth three-dimensional inlays in high-sheen chrome give the Coupe and Cabriolet a lower-slung look and generate even more tension in the flanks. Hallmark features of the AMG S-Class models are the large forged light-alloy wheels, measuring 19 inches as standard on the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet and 20 inches on the S65 Coupe and Cabriolet. The exclusive forged wheels on the V12 Coupes and Cabriolets have an unusual and fascinating design: each of the16 spokes twists in a special way so that the light-catching contours radiate to the center of the wheel hub. The effect: The wheel appears larger than its actual dimensions of 8.5 J x 20 at the front and 9.5 J x 20 at the rear. In addition, the ceramic mirror polishing ensure an exclusive look. As standard, the forged wheels feature a high-quality, bolted and fully integrated wheel bolt cover made of forged aluminum. Its shape is reminiscent of a center lock as seen in motorsport. The AMG logotype is incorporated into the rim as a two design variants also painted matt black wîth a high-sheen rim flange.
The powerful rear end of the S63 and S65 features an updated rear bumper wîth diffuser insert and the redesigned, model-specific twin tailpipes of the AMG exhaust system.
New and exclusive additions to the Coupe and Cabriolet are the OLED ('organic light-emitting diode') taillamps. OLEDs are characterized by their thin-film design, which allows curved surfaces to be created, resulting in totally new light designs. A total of 66 OLEDs (33 left and 33 right) produce an unmistakable light signature, which is combined wîth a Coming Home function.
Other stand-out features of the AMG S-Class Coupes and Cabriolets include the numerous high-sheen chrome design elements (S65) on the front, sides and rear. These are particularly effective in combination wîth dark paint colors.
Interior: beguiling appointments and design
The stylish character of the new S-Class models from Mercedes-AMG is also evident in the interior: all four models welcome their passengers wîth a special ambience. The AMG power sports seats wîth memory function and seat heating offer the driver and front passenger more lateral support. Nappa leather and AMG badges in the front and rear seat backrests create an exclusive atmosphere on board. Special touches include the embossed emblem on the armrest of the front center console and the analogue clock in exclusive IWC design, which features three-dimensional, milled metal hands and genuine metal appliqués on the face.
The three-spoke Performance §teering wheel features paddle shifters, a distinctly contoured rim trimmed wîth perforated leather in the grip area, and a metal insert wîth AMG logotype. It is optionally available made of Black Nappa Leather/DINAMICA microfiber.
Another hallmark AMG specialty are the displays: the 12.3-inch TFT wide-screen color display reproduces round dials that provide information about engine speed, vehicle speed and additional vehicle data. The driver has a choice of three display designs: Classic, Sport and Progressive. In addition, the AMG menu has been considerably expanded. Among other things, it can display the engine and transmission oil temperature, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, engine output vehicle set-up.
Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine wîth twin-scroll turbochargers
The Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine in the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet comes exclusively in the highest performance stage to date rated at 603 hp. The peak torque of 664 lb-ft also represents a new maximum and is available across a wide rev range between 2,750 and 4,500 rpm, and thereby provides a sense of superior poise. The sprint from standstill to 60 mph takes just 3.4 seconds, and the fulminating acceleration continues until the electronically limited top speed of 186 mph is reached (electronically limited).
The further advanced AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine utilizes well-proven twin-turbo forced induction, wîth the two chargers not located outside on the cylinder banks, but rather between them in the V of the cylinders. The advantages of the 'hot inside V' are a compact engine design, spontaneous response of the turbochargers and low exhaust emissions thanks to optimal airflow to the near-engine catalysts.
Two twin-scroll turbochargers provide even better fresh-mixture cylinder charge. The results are a higher output, more torque already at low engine speeds, and a very spontaneous throttle response.
'AMG Cylinder Management' cylinder deactivation system
For maximum efficiency, Mercedes-AMG has equipped the V8 engine in the S63 Coupe wîth the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system. In the partial-load range, cylinders two, three, five and eight are deactivated, which significantly lowers fuel consumption.
When the driver has selected the 'Comfort' transmission driving mode, the cylinder deactivation system is available in the wide engine speed range from 1,000 to 3,250 rpm. The AMG main menu on the instrument cluster informs the driver whether the cylinder deactivation system is in use and whether the engine is presently operating in the partial or full-load range. The transition from four to eight-cylinder operation is immediate, fast and imperceptible, so that the passengers do not experience any loss of comfort whatsoever. For the first time the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet have been fitted wîth the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission, which convinces wîth extremely short shift times, lightning reactions to shift paddle commands, a double-clutching function and fast multiple downshifts. A wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter of the production model. This saves weight and improves the response to the driver's accelerator pedal input, particularly during acceleration and load changes. It also allows the RACE START function.
The extremely high torque of the S65 Coupes and Cabriolets is transferred by the tried and trusted AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLÚS 7G-TRONIC transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) It delivers convincing tailor-made dynamics and high variability. Whether automatic or initiated by the driver using the §teering wheel paddle shifters, upshifts or downshifts are affected quickly and instantly. Especially in the Sport+ and in manual driving modes, the transmission is very fast and responsive.
Fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 4.0 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 603 hp
Torque: 664 ft-lbs
Engine : 6.0 L., 12-cylinder
Power: 621 hp
Torque: 738 ft-lbs
The S63 Coupe and Cabriolet are standard-equipped wîth fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive. This intelligent system combines the advantages of different drive concepts: The fully variable torque split between front and rear axle, another first, ensures not optimal traction. What is more: the driver is also able to rely on high handling stability and a high level of safety under all conditions, in the dry, in the wet or in snow. The transition from rear-wheel to all- wheel drive and vice versa is seamless, because the intelligent control is integrated into the overall vehicle system architecture.
An electro-mechanically controlled clutch connects the permanently driven rear axle variably to the front axle. The best possible torque split is continuously computed according to the driving conditions and driver's input. The Performance Coupe and Cabriolet can therefore be driven in a continuously variable way from traction-oriented all-wheel drive to purely rear-wheel drive. Transitions are seamless and based on a sophisticated matrix. Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive also improves the longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.Specially developed suspension for maximum lateral and longitudinal dynamics
The AMG S63 Coupe and Cabriolet and S65 Cabriolet are equipped wîth AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension wîth adaptive damping adjustment. Customers can preset the damping to Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus - from relaxed long-distance comfort to dynamic sportiness. Rebound and compression are set independently of each other, which optimizes the adaptation to the driving status and the quality of the road. The freely programmable mapping furthermore allows a wide spread between minimum and maximum damper forces. The difference between the comfortable and sporty suspension setting is thus more refined and is subjectively even more perceptible – depending on the particular driving situation.
The specific front axle kinematics, including a higher wheel camber, bigger stabilizer bar and more rigid subframe mount at the rear axle are another new feature. These measures optimize the agility of the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet when a dynamic driving style is employed.AMG S65 Coupe: AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension wîth curve inclination function
The AMG S65 Coupe's exclusive AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension prepares for bumps in the carriageway ahead before the vehicle drives over them. To this end, AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL combines the active springs of the suspension wîth continuously adjustable dampers. The system precisely scans the condition of the road ahead wîth the help of a stereo camera to adjust the damping of each individual wheel optimally to the upcoming bumps already ahead of time.
The standard curve-tilting function causes the body of the vehicle to tilt to the inside of a turn by up to 2.65 degrees. This significantly reduces the perceived lateral forces and enhances ride comfort.
Depending on the driving mode, the springing behavior can be set to comfortable or sporty to suit personal preferences and/or the curve-tilting function can be activated. The active suspension effectively compensates body roll, squat and dive when moving off the line, in curves and during braking.
The continuously adjustable dampers enable comfortable basic damping and a speed-dependent firm setting clearance. At high speeds, it is lowered by up to 15 mm, reducing drag and increasing driving stability.Direct and wîth clear feedback: the AMG speed-sensitive §teering
The electromechanical speed-sensitive sports §teering in the new AMG S-Class models has a variable §teering ratio. It stands out thanks to the AMG-specific rack- and-pinion ratio wîth its precise, highly authentic feedback. Power assist varies between the stages Comfort, Sport and Sport+. The relevant characteristics are automatically activated depending on the selected DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode or can be personalized in 'Individual' mode. At low speeds, the driver only needs to provide minimal §teering input. At high speeds, he or she is able to rely on solid straight-line stability. The clearly defined §teering center and the authentic feedback likewise contribute to the optimum §teering feel.Good control and fade-resistant: the AMG high-performance compound braking system
The large high-performance composite brake system decelerates the Performance Cabriolet and Coupe reliably and quickly and is fade-resistant even under high loads. The new models are fitted wîth 15.4 x 1.4 in composite brake discs wîth 6- piston aluminum fixed calipers at the front axle and 14.2 x 0.9 in discs wîth single- piston floating brake calipers at the rear axle.
The AMG high-performance ceramic compound braking system is optionally available. The weight savings of more than 20 percent reduce unsprung masses and increase driving dynamics, agility and ride quality. Furthermore, the ceramic brakes are distinguished by a longer service life, higher corrosion resistance and higher thermal stability. It features brake discs of size 16.5 x 1.6 in at the front and of size 14.2 x 1.3 in at the rear. It can be identified visually by the 'AMG Carbon Ceramic' lettering on the specially painted brake calipers.
•stage ESP® not only offers safety but driving pleasure too:
•ESP® ON: for a high level of safety by adaptation to the sporty character of the car
•ESP® Sport Handling Mode: allows wider yaw angles before system intervention for a sporty driving style
•ESP® OFF: system deactivated for a sporty driving style on closed circuits
The four different AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual give drivers extensive influence over the new models' characteristics. Each drive program modifies key parameters such as the response of engine, transmission, suspension, §teering, ESP® and all-wheel drive in the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet.
The S63 Coupe and Cabriolet also feature the 'RACE' drive program, while the S65 Coupe features the drive program 'Curve'.
Independently of the DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs, the driver has the option of pressing the 'M' button to switch directly to manual mode, in which gearshifts are executed exclusively using the shift paddles on the §teering wheel. The suspension set-ups can also be selected if desired. The 3-stage ESP® and the exhaust gas flap can also be controlled using an AMG-specific button.
'Comfort' is the well-balanced drive program wîth a comfort-oriented suspension and §teering set-up. It also offers a consumption-oriented powertrain configuration and early upshifts – wîth smooth gear changes and a discreet engine sound.
Cylinder deactivation in the S63 Coupe, the ECO start/stop function and Glide mode are active: when the driver releases the accelerator in a speed range between approximately 40 and 100 mph, the clutch of the MCT transmission opens and the engine is decoupled from the powertrain. The electronics lower the engine speed to idle and driving resistance is reduced by the compression and friction forces of the engine on overrun.
The DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes Sport and Sport+ are designed for high driving dynamics. This is provided by the agile accelerator pedal characteristics wîth direct set-up and the emotionally appealing gearshifts wîth shortened shift times and rev-matching function on downshifts.
The increased idle speed in 'Sport+' furthermore makes particularly fast start-offs and even better acceleration from standstill possible.
'RACE' is the program for highly dynamic driving on closed race circuits in which all the parameters are configured for maximum performance.
The 'Curve' drive program in the S65 Coupe is active in a speed range between approximately 10 mph and 110 mph. A curve inclination function is integrated in of the turn by up to 2.65 degrees, similar to a motorcycle rider. This reduces the perceived lateral forces and increases the ride quality.
RACE START now even easier
The RACE START function is now also available in the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet. It features a new, significantly simpler control logic: In the Sport or Sport+ driving modes, the driver only has to press hard on the brake pedal wîth their left foot while simultaneously mashing the accelerator pedal wîth their right foot. The on- board electronics will then set the optimum engine speed. Depending on the requirements or the road surface conditions, the engine speed can be increased or lowered in a certain range by operating the paddle shifters. If the driver now releases the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerates wîth optimal traction. The Coupe and Cabriolet are then able to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.Pure sound: the controllable AMG Performance exhaust system
The S63 Coupe and Cabriolet are fitted as standard wîth the controllable AMG Performance exhaust system to ensure an even more emotionally appealing sound experience. The infinitely adjustable flaps modulate the exhaust note authentically and directly. The flaps open or close dependent on the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode, but can also be controlled individually wîth a separate button in the AMG DRIVE ÚNIT on the center console. In the 'Comfort' and 'Sport' modes, the low-frequency sound typical of a V-8 emphasizes comfort. In 'Sport+' it is of a much more emotionally appealing nature.Systematic lightweight design: AMG Lightweight Performance
The stringent implementation of the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy also contributes to the high driving dynamics and low fuel consumption. The lightweight construction measures include the use of a lithium-ion starter battery, AMG forged light-alloy wheels and the weight-optimized AMG high-performance composite brake system.
A host of available options
Anyone lòòking to give their S63 or S65 an even more individual feel can choose from a host of options. The exterior can be tailored to personal preferences wîth the Night package, attractive alternative wheels and a Carbon Fiber package. In the wheel boosts the sporty character. Carbon fiber/Black Piano lacquer trim parts round off the range of possibilities.
AMG Track Pace
Motor racing enthusiasts can record a range of vehicle data and lap times on the race track wîth AMG Track Pace in the redesigned AMG S-Class Coupe and Cabriolets. All values are shown on the COMAND display, and in the Widescreen Cockpit the current times can also be read off in the instrument cluster. Based on the data, drivers are able to analyze their driving style wîth precision and can use the insights gained to improve their lap times.
The redesigned high-performance 2018 S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will celebrate their World Premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show in September, and will go on sale in the Ú.S. in mid-2018.Source - Mercedes-Benz
The Mercedes Benz S Class: automobile comfort of the highest standard
• S Class: the epitome of automobile comfort
• Every generation of vehicles provides ground-breaking solutions to the expectations of customers wîth regard to comfort
The history of the Mercedes Benz S Class shows that automobile comfort is far more than just a luxurious ambiance, size and performance. In fact it is far more the intelligent support of the driver and passengers through innovative technical solutions providing answers to current questions and requirements which contribute to the holistic comfort of a vehicle. Added to that is the highest quality of material, design and production. The sum of these factors provides for a perfect mobile location.
The Mercedes Benz S Class and its predecessor model series have always stood for precisely this to a particularly high degree. Even the Mercedes Simplex 60 hp from 1903 documents this high standard of comfort. Emil Jellinek, successful businessman and father of the Mercedes brand's eponym had a long-distance saloon mounted on the chassis of the new top model of the Stuttgart brand for his own personal use. The comfort of the vehicle is not only reflected in the engine output of 60 hp (44 kW) which at the time was a superior achievement, but also in the spacious passenger compartment in which the occupants sat on comfortable seats upholstered wîth the very finest brocade.
The S Class' complete ancestral line begins after the Second World War. Initially it was the two Mercedes Benz models 220 (W 187) and 300 (W 186), both presented in 1951, that again set standards wîth regard to comfort in the luxury §egmènt. At the same time the S Class continued the tradition of luxurious vehicles from the Mercedes Benz brand and its predecessor brands. This continuity illustrates how well the engineers of each period have recognised and fulfilled the comfort requirements of customers.
But what is it exactly that makes an automobile particularly comfortable? As important the feeling of comfort is to the driver and passengers, it is still difficult to measure and express in an absolute, measurable value.
An examination of the definition of comfort
The human perception of comfort is made up of various factors such as a feeling of safety, good driving characteristics, sufficient performance, a high degree of ergonomics, and an impression of excellent quality. Furthermore, reduced fatigue, the interior climate, and clarity wîth regard to the operation of increasingly complex vehicle systems influence the perception of comfort. Ride comfort, that is the harmony between the moving automobile and the road, is a particularly strong constant in Mercedes Benz vehicles.
The 220 (W 187) and 300 (W 186) models, presented in 1951, were praised in contemporary driving tests for their extremely comfortable driving characteristics. In the generations of the S Class that followed, the engineers continued to increase this high level of comfort wîth the introduction of new innovations: for example the single-joint swing axle in the 220 'Ponton' model (W 180) wîth self-supporting chassis-body structure, presented in 1954, offered a previously unknown degree of driving comfort and at the same time increased driving safety. Furthermore, the so-called subframe which carries the engine and front wheels was decoupled from the body by generously designed rubber bushes which further reduced vibration in the vehicle interior.
In the years that followed, innovations such as air suspension (incorporated in the 'fintail' model series W 112 as from 1963), a hydropneumatic suspension wîth a self-levelling system (in the 450 SEL 6.9 of the W 116 as from 1975), the Adaptive Damping System ADS (W/V 140) and Active Body Control (standard in the S 600 of the W/V 220 model series) contributed to a higher standard of driving comfort. Many of the solutions first premiered as standard or special equipment in the S Class before finding their way into the other vehicle §egmènts.The automobile: the driver's partner
Driving comfort also means that the automobile plays a partner-like assisting role for the driver. The relevant functions range from automatic transmission to modern support systems as inherent elements of the integrated safety provided by Mercedes Benz.
From this perspective, the evolution phases of the S Class include for example the hydraulic automatic 'Hydrak' clutch (W 180, as from 1957), the electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission (W/V 140, as from 1995) and the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission wîth an electronic control system and the DIRECT SELECT §teering wheel gearshift (W/V 221, as from 2005).
Cruise control has been available as an option since its introduction in 1975 in the S Class of the W 116 model series. In 1995, PARKTRONIC, the electronic parking aid, and the Auto Pilot System (APS) for navigation premiered in the W/V 140 model series followed by LINGÚATRONIC, the voice-operated control system in 1996. COMAND, the control and display system wîth a dynamic navigation system and KEYLESS-GO an access and drive authorisation system without keys were launched in the W/V 220 model series in 1998. New interfaces
The S Class of the W/V 221 model series wîth systems such as the further-developed adaptive cruise control DISTRONIC PLÚS which brakes the vehicle to a standstill in critical situations illustrates how innovative technology is increasing the importance of the car in its role as a partner for the driver. The SPLITVIEW display (as from 2009) offers a new optical interface for the interactive services provided by COMAND Online, which simultaneously displays different contents on the screen for the driver and passengers. As a result, the driver can use the navigation system whilst the front passenger uses the Internet.
Daimler AG regularly shows the future of comfortable vehicle operation in visionary research vehicles whose functions are often launched in standard production together wîth the S Class. In 2011, for example, the F 125! fascinated wîth the '@yourCOMAND' telematics system which is controlled by gestures and voice.Climate and ergonomics
Personal wellbeing is an emotion which particularly contributes to the perception of comfort. That is why engineers have always worked at improving the standard of climate and ergonomics in every generation of the S Class. As a result the Mercedes Benz models in the luxury §egmènt offered a heating system wîth a blower as early as 1951 – which at the time was far from being the rule. This comfort equipment was even standard in the 300 model – the 'Adenauer-Mercedes' (W 186) – and was available as an option for the smaller 220 (W 187) model. In the 220 (W 180) 'Ponton' model wîth self-supporting chassis-body structure presented in 1954 it was possible to individually regulate the driver's and front passenger's heating. As of 1958 customers who purchased the 300 (W 189) model could order an air conditioning system – then known as a 'cooling system' if required. By the time, the new generation of S Class was launched in 1991 (W/V 140), technology had further developed and included automatic climate control wîth an activated charcoal filter and CO/NOX-sensitive sensors. Finally in 1998, the W/V 220 model series offered multi-zone automatic climate control wîth individual control at each seat depending on the sun's position as well as luxury seats wîth ventilation and dynamic multicontour backrest – as an optional extra.
A high degree of ergonomics is a further key to comfort. Here, the Mercedes Benz models in the high-end and luxury §egmènt began to set priorities wîth intelligent interior design at a very early stage – for example wîth the self-supporting chassis-body structure of the Mercedes Benz 220 'Ponton' (W 180) from 1954 and a version wîth a longer wheelbase, first implemented in 1963 in the 'fintail' Mercedes 300 SE from the W 112 model series. Innovations ranging from the electrically adjustable §teering column in the W/V 126 model series (as from 1985) to the dynamic multicontour front seats wîth extended massage function in the W/V 221 (as from 2005) mark the path of development as the car is adapted to perfectly match the driver's requirements.
Travelling wîth the greatest degree of comfort – that is the leitmotif throughout the history of the S Class since the very beginnings of this extraordinary family of models from Mercedes Benz. And the technically excellent future of the S Class continues to build on this legacy wîth new innovations.Comfort highlights in the S Class and its predecessor model series
The Mercedes Benz S Class and its predecessor model series have always been pioneers of innovative automobile technology. Repeatedly they have brought improvements onto the market which have then found acceptance throughout. The following is a short overview of the comfort-relevant features in the individual model series.Mercedes Simplex 60 hp (1903 to 1905)
• Cutting-edge high-performance engine: large-displacement four-cylinder engine wîth overhead inlet valves for superior performance
• A spacious body wîth comfortable padded seats and top-quality fabric coversMercedes-Benz Nürburg, W 08 (1928 to 1933)
• First Mercedes-Benz series passenger car wîth an eight-cylinder engine
• Luxurious and spacious Pullman body
• High-speed transmission system as special equipment (as from 1931, in conjunction wîth increased cubic capacity)Mercedes-Benz 770 'Super Mercedes', W 07, W 150 (1930 to 1943)
• First series production car wîth an eight-cylinder supercharged engine
• High-speed transmission system (five-speed manual transmission as from 1938)
• De Dion rear axle (as from 1938)Mercedes-Benz 320, W 142 (1937 to 1942)
• All-synchromesh four-speed transmission (with remote action gear as from 1939)
• Pullman Saloon (series production wîth exterior case for luggage as from 1939)Mercedes-Benz 300, W 186 and W 189 (1951 to 1962)
• Cutting-edge six-cylinder engine wîth overhead camshaft
• Electrically-operated torsion bar suspension to compensate the height under heavy loads
• Heating system wîth blower as standard
• Air conditioning system as special equipment (as from 1958)
• Power-assisted §teering as special equipment (as from 1958)Mercedes-Benz 220, W 187 (1951 to 1954)
• Cutting-edge six-cylinder engine wîth overhead camshaft
• Heating system wîth blower as an optionMercedes-Benz 220 /220 S/220 SE, W 180/W 128 (1954 to 1959)
• Increased spatial comfort due to modern Ponton shape
• Front suspension subframe
• Single-joint swing axle wîth low centre of rotation
• Heating system wîth blower as standard, individually regulated for driver and front passenger
• Hydraulic automatic 'Hydrak' clutch as special equipment (as from 1957)Mercedes-Benz 220 to 300 SE long, W 111/W 112 (1959 to 1965)
• Four-speed automatic transmission (as from 1961)
• Air suspension (300 SE, as from 1961)
• Long version available (300 SE, as from 1963)
• Central locking as special equipment (300 SE long)Mercedes-Benz 600, W 100 (1963 to 1981)
• Powerful, large-displacement V8 engine
• Four-speed automatic transmission
• Air suspension
• Power-assisted §teering
• Convenience hydraulic system for seat adjustment, opening and closing doors, windows and the boot
• Electronically controlled heating and ventilation systemMercedes-Benz 250 S to 300 SEL 6.3, W 108/W 109 (1965 to 1972)
• Hydropneumatic compensating spring on rear axle
• Air suspension (300 SEL, 300 SEL 6.3, 300 SEL 3.5)
• Top-of-the-range 300 SEL 6.3 wîth powerful V8 engine wîth an output of 250 hp (184 kW), and sports car performance (as from 1968)Mercedes-Benz S Class W 116 model series (1972 from 1980)
• Dirt-deflecting tail lights, dirt-deflecting side windows
• Cruise control as special equipment (as from 1975)
• Double wishbone front axle wîth zero scrub radius
• Coupled-link axle wîth anti-squat control (450 SE, 450 SEL, 450 SEL 6.9)
• Automatic transmission wîth torque converter as special equipment (standard on 450 SE, 450 SEL, 450 SEL 6.9)
• Self-levelling hydropneumatic suspension (450 SEL 6.9, as from 1975)Mercedes-Benz S Class W/V 126 model (1979 to 1991)
• Electrically adjustable §teering column as special equipment (as from 1985)
• Automatic limited-slip differential as special equipment for the six-cylinder models (as from 1985)
• Acceleration skid control system ASR as special equipment for V8 models (as from 1985)Mercedes-Benz S-Class W/V 140 model series (1991 to 1998)
• First Mercedes Benz standard production passenger car wîth a twelve-cylinder engine; then the brand's most powerful passenger car engine ever (600 SE, 600 SEL)
• Electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission (standard for V8 and V12 models, as from 1995)
• Speed-sensitive power §teering
• Double-glazed side windows for maximum noise comfort
• Automatic climate control wîth activated charcoal filter and CO/NOX-sensitive sensors as standard (S 600) or as optional equipment
• Electrically folding exterior mirrors
• Power closing for doors and boot lid as special equipment
• Seat belts wîth automatic height adjustment
• Adaptive Damping System ADS as special equipment
• PARKTRONIC electronic parking aid as standard equipment (S 600, as from 1995) or as special equipment (as from 1995)
• Auto Pilot System APS navigation system as special equipment (as from 1995)
• TELE-AID emergency call system (as from 1997) as special equipment
• LINGÚATRONIC voice-operated control system as special equipment (as from 1996)
• Xenon headlamps wîth dynamic headlamp range adjustment as special equipment (as from 1996)Mercedes-Benz S Class W/V 220 model series (1998 to 2005)
• 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission wîth electronic control (S 430, S 500, as from 2004)
• AIRMATIC air suspension wîth electronically controlled Adaptive Damping System
• Active Body Control suspension as special equipment (standard in the S 600)
• Automatic headlamp mode
• COMAND control and display system wîth dynamic navigation system as special equipment
• Multi-zone automatic climate control wîth individual control at each seat depending on the sun's position
• Luxury seats wîth ventilation and dynamic multicontour backrest as special equipment
• DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control as special equipment
• KEYLESS GO access and drive authorisation system as special equipment
• Bi-xenon headlamps wîth dynamic headlamp range adjustment as special equipment (as from 2002, standard in the S 600)
• 4MATIC all-wheel drive as special equipment (S 430, S 500, as from 2002)
Mercedes-Benz S Class W/V 221 model series (2005 to 2013)
• 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission wîth electronic control and DIRECT SELECT §teering wheel gearshift
• Active Body Control ABC suspension wîth crosswind stabilisation as special equipment (standard in the S 600)
• ADAPTIVE BRAKE brake system
• Further development of DISTRONIC PLÚS adaptive cruise control (with braking to a standstill) as special equipment
• Further developed COMAND system wîth controller on the transmission tunnel
• SPLITVIEW display as special equipment (as from 2009)
• Parking Assist as special equipment
• Active Night View Assist as special equipment
• Adaptive Full Beam Assist as special equipment (as from 2009)
• Speed Limit Assist as special equipment (as from 2009)
• Dynamic multicontour seats wîth new massage function
• Parking brake wîth electronic assistanceSource - Mercedes-Benz