10 Jan 2018 - 0:05
NBK Automobiles launches Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
Doha: Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, introduced the new S-Class Cabriolet in the Qatari market. Available now at NBK Automobiles showroom at Salwa Road in Doha, the new S-Class Cabriolet is the best luxury car with sporty design and features in the world.
The new S-Class Cabriolet is the first open-top flagship four-seater from Mercedes-Benz since 1971. It offers a distinctive, sensual and exclusive design, the cutting-edge technology of the S-Class and a comprehensive warmth and wind protection concept which includes intelligent climate control for convertibles.
With its sensual and pure design idiom, the new S-Class Cabriolet is one of the most beautiful and exclusive S-Class cars of all time. It embodies modern luxury in a very special way and is an expression of both effortless superiority and progressivity.
In design terms the highlight is the sculptural shaping of the dashboard, with its extensive areas of wood or carbon fibre trim. The hand-crafted quality of the finish provides the perfect framework for a level of comfort that will relieve you of every stress or strain and bring some exciting new insights.
The new S-Class Cabriolet is distinguished with the typical proportions of a large, sporty coupé, the long bonnet with its powerdomes, the elegant roof line and the frameless side windows. But we wanted more. A technology leader, a new symbol for modern luxury. The continuous expanse of window, without a B-pillar, gives the car an elegantly flowing silhouette that remains unrivalled to this day. The frameless side windows are surrounded by fine chrome.
The V8 engine of the S 500 Cabriolet has an output of 335kW. The displacement stands at 4,663cc and the engine produces peak torque of 700 Newton metres from 1,800rpm. In combined mode the Cabriolet gets by on 9.1-8.5 litres per 100km, with CO2 emissions of 212-199g/km.
Eight cylinders – no other engine gets under the skin in quite the same way. A specially developed sound control system ensures that this effect comes into play as soon as the car starts or is accelerated sharply, while during normal driving the engine remains completely restrained.
In combination with variable damper control, the air suspension system ensures ride comfort and dynamic handling at a very high level. The damping at each wheel is adapted to the current driving situation and road surface condition. This is done rapidly and precisely using two separate valves for the compression and rebound of the dampers. The occupants enjoy a soft basic suspension setup and the secure feeling of high handling stability as speed increases. Hardening of the spring rate, for example on bends and when braking, effectively reduces rolling and pitching movements. With the “Comfort” and “Sport” settings, Aairmatic can be configured for more comfort or sportiness.
Like the S-Class Sedan and Coupe, the new Cabriolet is available with numerous new assistance systems that make driving even more comfortable and safer. Intelligent Drive systems include Presafe® Brake with pedestrian detection, Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, Brake Assist BAS Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus.
The S-Class Cabriolet take stock of their surroundings more intensively, precisely and quickly than any other car in this class. A stereo camera can detect objects and pedestrians crossing in front of the car in spatial terms and calculate their path.
The Driving Assistance package Plus is made up of a perfectly coordinated cluster of safety and assistance systems: this helps to take the strain off the driver, to reduce any risk of accident and to improve protection for the car’s occupants as well as for other road users.
The automatic climate control system with two climate zones provides an individual feel-good climate on board. In addition, three climate modes, including temperature of the front footwells are individually selectable for the left and right front seat, are available to adapt the character of the airflow to the personal preferences. Thermotronic automatically maintains the desired climate in each of the zones.
Parking and manoeuvring with realistic all-round visibility is made possible by the 360-degree camera system and its four interlinked close-range cameras. A bird’s-eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings can be displayed on the Command Online screen. Obstacles below the window line are also visible to the driver.