An innovative hybrid Integrated Starter Generator can add torque electrically and make ECO Start/Stop even smoother. The S 500's 429-hp inline-6 turbo is further boosted by an electric auxiliary compressor. Twin turbos help the S 580 V8 output 496 hp.
Effortless or engaging, as you wish: DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes let you dial in performance with a few taps. The 9-speed transmission, suspension and more sharpen in Sport mode, ease up in ECO, or you can set up a mode of your own.
A multimode drive program selector on the console lets you transform the car's character with the flip of a switch. Four modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+) alter the throttle response, shift points and steering effort, and AIRMATIC® suspension. A fifth "Individual" mode allows you to create a mode of your own, even letting you set the transmission for manual shifting.
Standard 4MATIC® all-wheel drive sends torque to the tires that can best turn traction into action, from winter's wrath to tight turns. AIRMATIC® air suspension can adapt at each wheel to optimize agility and poise. Available new E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL can watch the road ahead and respond in milliseconds.
Pioneered by Mercedes-Benz, active LED headlamps can generate light that's perceived much like natural daylight. Active Curve Illumination and Adaptive Highbeam Assist continuously vary the beam pattern of the LEDs in each headlamp to help maximize the illumination of corners and straightaways, without creating glare for other drivers. An Ultra Wide Highbeam feature is designed to better illuminate the road and the environment along either side.
With the touch of a button, you can help keep the cabin cooler and shield back-seat passengers from sunlight or glare. Raising and lowering electrically, this interior sunshade features fine mesh that allows you to see out through the rear window even when it’s in use.
Offering both front- and rear-seat passengers sweeping skyward views, this fully functional glass sunroof features a front panel that can either tilt up for ventilation or slide over the rear panel for an open-air feeling. Dual interior power shades with controls allow the driver and each rear passenger to adjust the amount of sunlight entering the cabin.
Separate left and right digital temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system senses humidity and windshield fogging. An integrated filtration system helps remove dust, pollen and even odors from the cabin air. And dual solar sensors team with GPS data to adjust for the angle of the sun, helping keep cabin temperature consistent.
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology allows wireless charging of a compatible phone or other device that supports the Qi standard. An inductive charging tray in the front-cabin console lets you charge your device's battery while you drive without plugging it in.
The Burmester® 3D system pairs innovations in mobile audio with legendary quality. A Digitial Signal Processing amp can output 710 total watts to deliver a natural sound spectrum in any music genre. A total of 15 speakers includes 3D surround speakers, exquisitely drilled metal speaker grilles, and body-integrated Frontbass® subwoofers. Along with preset listening modes, Sound Personalization can tailor settings to your individual tastes.
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.
Active Steering Assist can be engaged whenever you're using DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control. Using cameras and other sensors to detect lane markings, guardrails and other vehicles, Active Steering Assist can help the driver keep the vehicle centered in its lane while cruising, even in gentle curves. When lane markings aren't visible, it can even follow the vehicle ahead. Enhancements can improve lane centering on highways or follow the road edge on non-striped roadways.
This breakthrough system can instantly activate if you initiate an evasive maneuver while the vehicle's sensors detect an impending risk of collision with a pedestrian in your path. The system can provide a calculated steering force to assist you in executing the move, then help ease the straightening of the vehicle in the adjacent lane after the maneuver.
At speeds up to 75 mph, radar and advanced cameras can scan ahead to help detect a potential collision with vehicles approaching or crossing from either side of an intersection, or with a pedestrian in the car's path, even when signaling for a turn. When the driver responds to the alert by braking, it can increase the brake force to help prevent such an accident or help reduce its severity. If the driver fails to brake, it can automatically initiate braking.
Active Speed Limit Assist can detect posted speed-limit signs and, along with information in the navigation system's map database, automatically adapt your cruising speed accordingly. As you first engage DISTRONIC on a drive, the system can also set your cruising speed to match the posted speed with just a single tap of the cruise-control lever.