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.
AIRMATIC® suspension balances comfort and cornering with computer-controlled air springs. It can self-level as loads vary, adapt as roads vary, and let you change modes from supple to sporty whenever your moods vary.
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.
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
With a greater range of ratios and shorter steps between gears, the 9-speed automatic changes gears more quickly but nearly imperceptibly. Along with a more seamless delivery of power, the lighter, more versatile transmission enhances quiet riding comfort and fuel-efficiency. The electronic selector and shift paddles let you control all gear changes with your hands on the steering wheel. And drivers can vary the shift modes via the innovative DYNAMIC SELECT system.
A multimode drive program selector on the console lets you transform the car's character with the flip of a switch. Three modes (Comfort, ECO and Sport) alter the throttle response, shift points and steering effort, and ECO Start/Stop. A fourth "Individual" mode allows you to create a mode of your own, even letting you set the transmission for purely manual shifting.
Incorporated into the AIRMATIC air suspension, ADS continually optimizes ride and handling by automatically selecting one of four damping profiles for each spring-strut every time a wheel changes its direction of up-down travel. Driver-selectable Comfort and Sport modes allow you to tailor handling response and ride firmness to your present driving style.
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.
Offered in four colors, the 3-layer fabric top is impeccably crafted for coupelike comfort, sleekness and outward views when it's up, or vanishes in under 20 seconds, even as you accelerate to 30 mph. An electric divider automatically partitions the trunk.
Intelligent, all-LED headlamps brighten more of the road, also adapting to curves and cars ahead. Intriguing OLED taillights each feature 33 thin-film Organic LEDs arranged in a three-dimensional sculpture of light. Available Swarovski® crystal headlamp accents add intriguing dimension to the cabriolet.
The flowing lines of an S-Class Cabriolet combine stately elegance with sporty verve. S 560 Cabriolet in Obsidian Black with 20-inch multispoke wheels pictured above.
The S-Class cabriolet brings a long tradition of style and luxury out into the open. Whether its rich fabric top is up or down, its sleek, freshly detailed shape slices through the wind while shielding its four occupants from it. From its diamond-block grille and deep front apron to its wide OLED taillamps and muscular stance, it is a jewel that shines even more brightly on the road, and destined to be a classic ahead of its time.
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 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.
Few convertibles bring so much ambiance of their own, from 64-color LED ambient lighting to ENERGIZING Comfort, which unites climate control, fragrance, seat heating or ventilation, massage and music to soothe, satisfy and stimulate your senses.
Dual 12.3-inch widescreens in a seamless floating frame offer vivid clarity and customizable displays. Smartphone-like Touch Control Buttons let you operate most features without taking a hand from the wheel, or just use your voice.
Admirers can't take their eyes off the S-Class Cabriolet, but the wind barely notices it. Aerodynamic refinements enhance handling, efficiency and comfort. Even with the top down, standard AIRCAP® helps keep the cabin calm and quiet.
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto add to your choices in entertainment and navigation. Their unique interfaces work like your phone because they integrate with it, even its voice controls. Wireless charging is standard, too.
Intelligent climate control adapts automatically to the position of the top and the sun. AIRSCARF® envelops you in warm air, so you can keep the top down longer. And MAGIC VISION CONTROL® windshield washers can clear your view without splashing the cabin.
Nine leather choices can be paired with any of six trim options, such as classic Burl Walnut wood. S 560 Cabriolet in Cirrus Silver with designo Porcelain/Espresso Nappa leather pictured above.
A showcase of advanced technology, the cabin's exquisite craftsmanship and design raise modern art and timeless comfort to simultaneous pinnacles. Four individual seats are swathed in Nappa leather, and surrounded by topstitched upholstery on nearly every surface. Exotic, handcrafted wood trim, in a delectable array of options, is accented in satin aluminum. And every surface is rendered in three dimensions, to envelop the four occupants in style that's equally appealing when viewed top-down.
The active multicontour front seats each feature adjustable lumbar supports, side bolsters and shoulder supports, for custom-tailored support. Active side bolsters can be set to automatically increase lateral support in cornering maneuvers, or even in the event of a potential accident. Six massage programs can soothe and rejuvenate the lower back, including two modes combining massage and heat for a "hot stone" effect worthy of a high-end spa.
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.
Today's S-Class previews the future of driving. It can change lanes with a tap of your finger. Slow your cruising speed for an exit or school zone. Turn stop-and-go in to go-with-the-flow. And watch out for danger ahead, even when it's coming from behind.
The color Head-Up Display places key driving information closer to your line of sight.
In the future, cars will be able to communicate with each other over the airwaves. The future starts today. With its industry-leading Car-to-X Communication, every new S-Class can automatically alert a central notification system of certain dangers, from detected wheelspin to the use of hazard flashers or even windshield wipers. The system can then alert other drivers with Car-to-X via in-dash displays or announcements, allowing precautions to be taken before reaching the hazard.
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.
Integrated within each rear head restraint, pop-up roll bars can deploy within a third of a second of detecting an impending rollover, to help preserve occupant space. The roll bars can also be raised electrically by the occupants.
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.
Strategic use of aluminum and ultrahigh-strength steel helps elevate the overall rigidity, occupant protection and acoustic qualities of the body shell, while reducing weight. Advanced materials such as extruded and cast aluminum and metal-polymer hybrids enhance strength while cutting mass. Innovative thermally assisted forming and laser-bonding of the long, frameless doors team with their cast-aluminum inner structures, for high side-impact strength even without a metal roof or full B-pillars.
Active Parking Assist can search for suitable parallel or perpendicular parking spaces to either side as you drive by. Choose a space to pull or back into, and it can expertly shift, steer and brake for you. When it's time to leave, it can also steer you back out. In any low-speed maneuver, PARKTRONIC sensors in the front and rear bumpers help detect nearby objects within their field of view. Audible signals and illuminated displays in the cabin can help you navigate tight spaces with confidence.