Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe 2015
For Mercedes, ‘S-Class’ has come to stand for flagship. With the introduction of the new S-Class Coupe. Largely the same as me S-Class concept unveiled at auto shows last year, the design is undeniably striking. But even more striking is the coupe’s first-ever active curve tilting function. The curve tilt function allows the car to actually lean into corners at angles of up to 2.5 degrees. The result is pure road-carving-pleasure equal to strapping on a pair of skis with a significant side cut and laying down an epic lire. To make this possible, Mercedes installed a road-scanning camera as part of its Magic Body Control Adaptive Suspension. Magic it is. Even when it’s not being used aggressively through twisting canyon curves or banked corners on the track, the system even managed to minimize road imperfections for a remarkably smooth ride. Couple that wizardry with the twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V-8 power plant and lavish, yet aggressive, design touches, and you’ve got a certified champion on your hands.
Engine: 4.7L bi-turbo V-8
0-60: 4.6 seconds (estimated)
Top Speed: 155 mph (estimated)
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Torque: 516 foot-pounds