- The “Bertha Benz” S-Class successfully drove autonomously from Mannheim to Pforzheim in 2013.
- Now, just three years later, it is being retired to the Museum
The Cabriolet Collection from Mercedes-Benz Cars: Available in all sizes
For Mercedes-Benz, 2016 is the year of the convertible and the roadster. No other manufacturer offers so many and such young convertibles and roadsters as Mercedes-Benz Cars.
The new C-Class Cabriolet – the latest in a long line of dream cars – has just had its world premiere in Geneva. Other signs of spring are the two updated SL and SLC Roadsters.
The latest range of convertible dream cars extends from the smart fortwo cabrio and the C and E-Class Cabriolets to the S-Class Cabriolet.
The new Cabriolet is the sixth variant of the current S-Class family and the first open-top luxury four-seater from Mercedes-Benz since 1971.
Luxury and technology: Mercedes-Benz S-Class W 140
The S-Class model series 140 is a superlative Mercedes-Benz. 25 years ago it was premiered at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show.
Its developers concentrated on maximum comfort, for example through generous dimensions and double glazing for optimised acoustic insulation.
Plus there were numerous systems supporting the driver. In addition it was the brand’s first series-production passenger car to be available with a twelve-cylinder engine.
The model series 140 placed itself at the service of a future which is the present today: as early as the 1990s a technology platform tested autonomous driving. (more…)
The world’s first passenger car with the highest protection level
Stuttgart. The special-protection version of the Mercedes-Maybach is the first vehicle to be certified with the highest ballistic protection level VR10 for civilian vehicles.
These guidelines specify that the bodywork and windows must be able to withstand hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle.
When it comes to blast protection in accordance with Directive ERV 2010, too, the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard leads the luxury class. (more…)
New addition to the dream Coupé family
Mercedes-Benz has extended the S-Class Coupé model range with the addition of the S 400 4MATIC Coupé rated at 270 kW (367 hp) and retailing at an entry-level price beginning at 99,960 euros.
This means that six versions of the sporty large Coupé are now available in all — the S 500 and S 500 4MATIC plus the Mercedes-AMG models S 63, S 63 4MATIC and S 65.
Since its launch a good year ago, the S-Class Coupé has already won numerous awards for its breathtaking design, including the “iF product design award 2015” and the “Internet Auto Award 2014” (Europe-wide) as well as best-in-class accolades for the exclusive two-door car in the “autonis” readers’ poll of the “auto, motor und sport” magazine and the “All-wheel-drive car of the year 2015” poll conducted by “Auto Bild Allrad”.
The S-Class Coupé model range previously comprised the S 500, the S 500 4MATIC and the three AMG models S 63, S 63 4MATIC and S 65.
The S 400 4MATIC Coupé has now been added as the sixth model in the line-up. The V6 engine has a rated output of 270 kW (367 hp) and generates peak torque of 500 Nm.
The two-door Coupé applies its power to the road by way of the standard-fit 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission.
The data at a glance:
|S 400 4MATIC|
|Number of cylinders/arrangement||6/V|
|Rated output (kW/hp at rpm)||270 (367) at 5500-6000|
|Rated torque (Nm at rpm)||500 at 1800-4500|
|Combined fuel consumption
from (l/100 km)
|Combined CO2 emissions from (g/km)||193|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||4.6|
|Top speed (km/h)||250|
|Prices starting at (euros)||99,960|
In all, the company offers the current S-Class family in six body variants: the Mercedes-Benz Saloon in two wheelbase versions, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman and the Coupé and Cabriolet models.
All price information constitutes recommended retail prices for Germany, including 19% VAT.