Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: Curve Control

By | June 02, 2014
There's something to be said for German engineering, and this couldn't be more true than with the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, which has been dubbed by the automaker as the "Cornering Artist." The new model features a curve tilting function that gives it an edge over its competition. As a world-first for production cars, the curve tilting function enables the S-Class to lean into corners much like a motorcyclist or skier would. "The large coupe has always been the supreme pinnacle of our Mercedes-Benz model range. With innovations such as the curve tilting function, the new S-Class Coupe once again underscores our leading role at the vanguard of technological progress--which makes us proud," said Thomas Weber, member of the board of management of Daimler AG, in a recent statement. But the new S-Class Coupe doesn't just feature the all-new curve tilting function. Mercedes-Benz has also outfitted its latest model with an Active Body Control suspension and Magic Body Control.
This new system will be offered in conjunction with the available Magic Body Control suspension system on all rear-wheel drive models. The curve tilting function can identify curves in the road with the help of a stereo camera located behind the windshield. Using an added lateral acceleration sensor, this technology can also register curves in the road up to almost 50 feet ahead. Source: Daimler