AIRCAP, the automatic wind deflector, allows draught-free open-top motoring at the push of a button – including for rear-seat passengers.
This Mercedes-Benz innovation deflects the air flow higher above the passenger compartment when the roof is down, and reduces turbulence in the rear, dramatically increasing comfort on long journeys.
A draft-free experience.
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Operating the AIRCAP switch in the centre console raises a wind deflector above the windscreen and causes the rear head rests to rise up with a draught-stop in position between them.
The AIRCAP system automatically adapts to the number of occupants. If rear seat belts are fastened, the system recognises that there are passengers in the rear and automatically changes the position of the draught-stop.
Raising the wind deflector on the windscreen and the rear draught-stop increases the height of the airflow above the passenger compartment. This significantly reduces the amount of turbulence and draughts affecting front and rear passengers. There is also a noticeable reduction in noise.
If AIRCAP is switched on, the wind deflector automatically retracts when the engine is turned off and the ignition key removed. On restarting the engine the deflector automatically returns to the open position, assuming the roof has not been closed in the meantime.
The rear draught-stop can be lowered independently of the deflector at the push of a button. There is no need for any inconvenient installation or removal of parts.