2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Facelift Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut



Mercedes-Benz has released a new teaser video for the 2018 S-Class Cabriolet facelift ahead of the car’s public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. This is the second teaser video released by the carmaker within a week and the new video focuses on the OLED technology used in the making of the new taillamps. Along with the S-Class Cabriolet, the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) taillamps will be offered with the S-Class Coupe facelift as well. Both the cars will get these OLED taillights either as a standard offering or as an optional feature.

The new wraparound OLED taillamps come with 33 individually controlled OLED lights along with integrated turn signal lamp and a chrome line above it that truly makes the design stand out. The new taillamps were also seen in the first teaser video, but there the main focus was on some other aspects of the car like the retractable soft-top roof, the diamond pattern grille and the interior. Sadly, the recently introduced Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan facelift doesn’t come with the new OLED tailamps, which is a bit of a bummer considering the new Audi A8 sedan, which is set to go on sale in Europe later this year, also feature OLED taillamps.

So, how different are OLEDs compared to standard LEDs? Well, for starters OLEDs light up the entire surface and provide a homogenous effect, as opposed to regular LEDs which emit their light in the form of points. Furthermore, owing to the fact that the cluster contains individual lights, the manufacturer can control the light modules separately, which provides the possibility to create different lighting effects. Under the hood, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is expected to feature the newly developed 3-litre Twin Turbo V6 that is also offered with the S-Class Sedan facelift.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet’s OLED taillamps come with 33 individually controlled OLED lights

As mentioned before, along with the Cabriolet, Mercedes will also showcase the Coupe version of the car at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Having said that, the carmaker will have about 100 models on display at the event, which will also include, the near-production Project One hypercar powered by a F1-derived engine.