Advanced performance comes from a higher-output yet more compact 4.0L biturbo V8. With 463 hp, it's more powerful than its predecessor, matches its 516 lb-ft of peak torque, and outperforms it in both responsiveness and responsibility. Racing-derived technology ranges from its turbocharger layout to its low-friction NANOSLIDE® cylinder walls. And its high-pressure Direct Injection and rapid-multispark ignition can self-tune on the fly with millisecond speed and molecular precision.
For a balanced, comfortable ride, the AIRMATIC® semi-active suspension employs electronically controlled air springs that adjust to changing driving conditions. Reengineered components offer quicker response with lighter system weight. AIRMATIC's automatic 4-wheel level control helps compensate for additional cargo or passengers. It also lowers the ride height at higher speeds for improved aerodynamics, stability and efficiency.
In addition to being configured as a true dual exhaust, dual-position internal flaps pneumatically open and close based on engine rpm and the selected driving mode. Changing the path of the exhaust through the rear mufflers emits a fuller, sportier sound, celebrating the engine's power and elevating the driver's enthusiasm. In the Sport mode, the changeover occurs at lower rpm. And at startup, the system unleashes a growl from the engine that's sure to inspire a grin from the driver.
A pair of turbos nests inside the "V" of the engine, to send their compressed charge from each turbo to its bank of cylinders via an extremely short path, with near-zero pressure loss or turbo lag. Large, twin-scroll turbos further boost performance and responsiveness, with parallel flow and dual exhaust ducts to optimize cylinder charging and scavenging. The setup is also highly efficient, with liquid-cooled intercoolers and close-mounted catalysts that reach peak efficiency in seconds.
Substantial in size and style yet light in weight, the standard 19-inch multispoke wheels are a visual tribute to the car's twin-turbocharged performance. They're staggered in width and fitted with all-season Extended Mobility tires.
The first car without a single lightbulb since the advent of electric lighting in automobiles, the S-Class advances its technology with bold style. From its headlamps to its distinctive OLED taillamps, nearly 200 long-lasting and energy-efficient LEDs accomplish every exterior lighting function with distinctive style. LEDs also offer quicker illumination, offering other drivers more time to react to your brake lamps and other signals.
The 3-layer "acoustic" soft top is meticulously tailored for long-lasting beauty and a remarkably quiet cabin. A bonded butyl layer fends off the elements while keeping the top-up profile free from visible bows. At speeds of up to 31 mph, the one-button power top takes less than 20 seconds to vanish under a sleek cover that elegantly unites the cabin and rear deck, while leaving ample trunk space. Four stylish colors are available. Among its generously sized windows is a heated rear window.
An exclusive Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet innovation, AIRCAP® is an automatic virtual wind blocker. Utilizing a speed-sensitive airfoil that rises from the windshield header and an automatically height-adjusting see-through mesh screen between the rear head restraints, AIRCAP helps keep top-down driving quiet and draft-free even at highway speeds. And unlike conventional wind deflectors, the rear seats remain fully usable.
A network of LEDs can create not just a soothing ambience in the cabin, but one you can alter to suit your mood, or even create one. Edge-lighting glows at three levels: beneath the "waveform" dash and door trim, behind the in-dash screens, and in the footwell. Along with 64 selectable colors, three cabin zones and adjustable brightness, numerous programs let you adapt the atmosphere with two colors at once or slowly changing colors that can also tie into the ENERGIZING Comfort Control feature.
Extend your top-down driving enjoyment further into a cool evening or later into the season with the AIRSCARF® neck-level heating system. Tilt-adjustable vents beneath each front head restraint deliver warmed airflow to your neck, head and shoulders, like a virtual scarf. With individual 3-stage temperature controls and airflow automatically adjusted to your driving speed, AIRSCARF means you don't have to put the top up just because the sun, or thermometer, has gone down.
A crisp, high-resolution screen uses a high pixel count, a fast refresh rate and automatic adjustment to ambient light to provide seamless display of entertainment, navigation, comfort and convenience features, and customizable vehicle settings. Linear-style menus are more intuitive and offer easy access via the touchpad controller on the console or the right-hand Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
If an air bag deploys, your car can automatically initiate a call to Mercedes-Benz Emergency Services, transmitting your GPS-determined location and helpful vehicle information on your behalf. Trained experts are on call 24/7 to help summon local emergency responders to your location. You can also press the SOS button in the vehicle anytime you need emergency assistance, or see someone else who does. This vital service is provided for as long as you own the vehicle, no matter who's driving.
With technology that monitors ordinary road markings, Lane Keeping Assist can help detect unintended drifting off-course, and alerts the driver by vibrating the steering wheel.
An advanced system of 10 air bags offers advanced occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags are augmented by dual knee air bags. Pelvic/thorax air bags are provided for the driver and front passenger, and side-impact air bags are provided for the rear passengers. Side curtain air bags are also provided for the front seats, something you won't find in many other Cabriolets.
Adaptive Highbeam Assist uses continuous input from a camera to automatically vary the range of your headlamps, based on the distance to oncoming vehicles and to those ahead of you. It's engineered to maximize road illumination without creating glare for other drivers.