Matte chrome surrounds the four separate chronometer-styled instruments on the dashboard. It comes back down to earth with a 9. Nappa leather on the active ventilated seats comes in a choice of colors. Rich-looking wood on the console and doors rounds out the interior. Turning raw power into refined performance is a litany of engineering derived from a legacy of racing victory, from the growl of its exhaust to the grasp of its massive brakes. The French Provençal mountain scenery seems realistic enough, but the signals passing through the visual cortex are all out of sync with those the thalamus is processing from the other sensory receptors. The trunk will hold 13.
A wind blocker helps when the top is down, but some buffeting may occur regardless. The view never rises and falls with acceleration and braking, either. And with its retractable hardtop, it's perfectly proportioned as a sleek coupe and as a classic open roadster. The we tested in March 2002—456 horsepower, 457 pound-feet of torque—required 3. There's even a mode you can customize. Find Twelve Cylinder Car 0 to 60 performance specs This section contains numerous 0-60 times for 12 Cylinder Cars V12, flat-twelve, straight-twelve and W12. That includes all the self-indulgences you'd expect from a top-of-the-line Benz—orchestral audio, superb seating, elegant interior furnishings, and, of course, the convenience of a hardtop convertible.
Connection to apps and streaming services may be limited by the device's network connection. There are two rows of stitching through the leather, there's enough metallic trim to embarrass an Audi, the steering wheel's slightly flat at its bottom, and the shifter is just a nubbin on the center console. So what's up with that? The automaker said clear-glass xeno. The rear discs measure 12. The seats are snugly bolstered. The we tested in November '02—500 horsepower, 525 pound-feet—took 3. With so much power on tap not far off idle, I can understand why the seven-speed automatic transmission — which includes a Comfort mode that starts the transmission in second gear to lower engine rpm when accelerating on slick roads and a Sport setting that starts it in first — has been programmed to upshift rapidly through the gears as the car gains speed; even in the higher gears the engine manages to pull strongly.
A power trunklid is optional. Mercedes-Benz's active-body-control system keeps cornering attitudes level, the steering is quick albeit not particularly tactile at 2. This one can go 186 mph. Variable brake proportioning could apply added pressure to the outside wheels to enhance control when braking in turns. Though heavy-feeling overall, it delivers excellent steering response with appropriate effort.
Further abetting the active suspension are active seats that respond to high cornering loads by inflating their upper side bolsters to help keep occupants from shifting around during twisty running, although their response rate doesn't always keep pace with the suspension's. It takes a day or two to get used to the sometimes nonlinear pedal response of the electrohydraulically actuated brakes, which at times provide immediate stopping performance but can also startle the driver. The wide 18-inch tires sometimes tug at the wheel when driving on rutted roads, but the setup is otherwise hard to fault. The top operates at very low speeds or while stopped at a stoplight in less than 30 seconds. See Operator's Manual for system operating speeds and additional information and warnings.
New for 2007, the easy-revving engine makes 382 at 6,000 rpm and 391 pounds-feet of at a low 2,800 rpm. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer. S class is a big 4 seater and thats not what I want, I already have a sedan. Some retractable hardtops trap cargo underneath the lowered roof. To see what details are different this year, check out a of the two model years.
Device and app providers' terms and privacy statements apply. The seats are deeply scooped with wide buckets for wide American bottoms, but feature adjustable bolsters than can pinch passengers in place with plenty of lumbar adjustability. Aluminum is used to keep body weight down. Let's check the next notch on the elapsed-time yardstick. The interior features special sport seats and aluminum trim.
Four tires on a mission: Corner-carving confidence With rigid yet light components, the 4-wheel multilink suspension teams with semi-active damping for crisp handling with silky smoothness. An Electronic Stability Program and Active Body Control — an active suspension system that virtually eliminates body roll — are standard. A network of cameras, radar and other sensors can help get you out of danger before you're in it. That last point comes with an asterisk, however. There are numerous Mercedes cars, and each make and model is different. The powertrain produces quick and energetic responses after slight hesitation when starting off and downshifting.