Can a car be really beautiful yet really fast? Judging from what is proposed by the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe it would seem so. This new variant of the S-Class, which in fact replaces the previous CL, is characterized by a design among the most successful in the production of the three-pointed star and offers a combination of technology and high-tech engines, virtually unique in the world of luxury cars.
The two engines used – the 5.0 V8 S 5.5 V8 Coupe and the S 63 AMG Coupé – in fact offer levels of power and torque that are comparable to those of the most famous supercars: 455 hp and 700 Nm the first, and 585 hp with 900 Nm the second.
Values that have the potential to push the two versions up to speed comparable to Formula One, if it were not for the presence of the electronic limiter that stops at 250 km / h. Not to be missed is the time required to go from 0 to 100 km / h: 4.4 seconds with the S Coupe 5.0 and 3.9 with the S 63 AMG Coupé. Of course, variants are provided for rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive, with transmission 7G-Tronic Plus or AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT.
But that’s not all, because in this new variant of the S-Class debuted in the first world Magic Body Control suspension system with tilt function curve, which represents a revolution in the field of driver assistance systems. Thanks to this device,the new S Coupe rear-wheel drive fold in the curve as a biker and so reduces the lateral acceleration exerted on the people on board, with a significant improvement in comfort and driving pleasure, especially on rural roads. The MBC joins the best Mercedes that has so far been as part of the new Intelligent Drive technological progress, such as the Road Surface Scan, namely, a recognition system using the front camera for the road that you are going to deal with, or again, the anti-collision system that also prevents accidents at intersections. To complete the list of content in the S Coupe is almost impossible!
Through the large TFT display, your virtual dashboard, you can discover many other prerogatives of the S Coupe, operated and regulated by the touchpad on the center console. There is also the case of the ionization of the air with fragrance and purification with activated carbon filter, or even the function of Hot Stone massage for the front seats. That is how you the distinct feeling that in the S Coupé it’s not only beauty and speed that coexist, but also a great, great, quality of life on board. A feature that can fascinate you even to such an extent as to overshadow the search for extreme performance.
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