Mercedes-Benz S-class Cabriolet Unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show


with their unmistakable design and high-class materials, the mercedes-benz ‘S-class cabriolet’ embodies the german-automaker’s interpretation of modern luxury. the new mercedes ‘S-class’ automobile debuts at IAA / frankfurt motor show 2017, and features extended driving assistance systems, the modern control and display concept with widescreen cockpit, a new steering wheel, integrated energizing comfort control and an innovative infotainment generation.

innovative oLED tail lamps highlight the tail of the mercedes-benz ‘S-class cabriolet’. with this technology wafer-thin layers of organic materials are printed on a glass plate and made to illuminate. 66 ultra-flat oLEDs act like floating elements inside the tail lamp, while emitting a highly homogeneous light pattern in all directions and form a unique day and night design. locking and unlocking the car is emphasized by an animated dynamic light sequence with subsequent dimming-up of the tail lights.

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a fresh interior architecture is guaranteed with three new trim lines — high-gloss brown burr walnut wood, satin-finish grey ash wood, and flowing lines designo magnolia wood. the interior of the new mercedes is characterized by two high-resolution, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a widescreen cockpit and as a central element consequently emphasize the horizontal layout of the interior design.

like the instrument cluster, this widescreen cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver, plus a central display above the centre console. the all-digital cockpit offers the three visually very different styles — ‘classic’, ‘sporty’ and ‘progressive’. depending on personal preference or matching the selected interior, the styles can be quickly changed from the instrument cluster and the central display. alongside certain menu contents, such as trip data or consumption figures, the driver can additionally view the navigation data or the eco display in the instrument cluster. this helps the driver to make their driving style more efficient.

the ‘S-class cabriolet’ has touch control buttons on the steering wheel which respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone. they enable the driver to control the functions of the instruments, and the entire infotainment system, without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. the operation of ‘distronic’ and ‘cruise control’ with controls directly on the steering wheel are also integrated. the infotainment system can also be operated via the touchpad with controller in the centre console and by linguatronic voice control. voice commands be used to control the air conditioning and seat heating / ventilation, interior lighting (ambient lighting, reading lights, lighting in the rear), fragrancing / ionisation, seat massage function and head-up display.

a new concierge service puts a host of individual services at the disposal of ‘mercedes me connect customers‘: from making restaurant reservations and obtaining tips about tourist routes, to gathering information on cultural or sporting events and sending navigation destinations directly to the vehicle. mobile phones can be charged as standard, wirelessly and without a telephone holder. wireless charging works with all mobile devices that support or can be retrofitted to support the Qi standard. the charging pad is integrated into the stowage compartment at the front of the centre console.