Mercedes-Benz unveiled the Ocean Drive concept at the
2007 North American Auto Show in Detroit.
The Ocean Drive study is a one-off creation by Mercedes-Benz
which revives the tradition of large luxury convertibles.
Not having to work to a design brief or production specifications
left the designers free to get on with the job of developing
this comfortable and elegant convertible.
Apart from the four doors, the outward distinguishing
marks of the Mercedes Ocean Drive concept car include
a very large and upright radiator grille, LED headlamps
and taillights, two-tone paintwork and a striking interplay
between taut lines and large, restful surfaces.
The long side-window of the Ocean Drive is not interrupted
by a B-pillar or window frames, an ensures seamless continuity
between the exterior and the interior, even when the top
is up. Extensive use of high-value materials –such as
finest-quality leather, 3D-effect materials and large
bird's eye maple trim panels (in the interior and even
on the soft-top compartment cover) – and many other thoughtfully
designed interior details, highlight the luxurious, unique
character of the Mercedes-Benz Ocean Drive convertible.
The Ocean Drive design study is based on the twelve-cylinder
Mercedes-Benz S 600, on account of this model's long wheelbase.
The Ocean Drive Concepts technical highlights include:
- The soft-top mechanism resulting in smooth operation
and fast closing times
- The AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, which is featured
on all four seats, allowing occupants to enjoy top-down
motoring even in the colder months of the year.
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