Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Mercedes-Benz | posted September 02, 2015 12:44
S-Class Cabriolet marks the return of full size convertibles for Mercedes-Benz
The last large Mercedes-Benz convertible which was the W111 “Fintail” was released 44 years ago. Now, the German automaker is back to introduce a new luxury open-top vehicle at the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Dubbed as the S-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz says it is “one of the most beautiful and exclusive S-Class cars of all time [as] it embodies modern luxury in a very special way.” Dimension-wise the vehicle measures 5027mm long, 1899mm wide and 1417mm tall.
Up front, the vehicle is fitted with a black diamond grill as well as a silver strip with chrome inserts. The bumper of the S-Class Cabriolet incorporates large air intakes while the hood is characterized by sharp lines. The vehicle can also be fitted with the optional LED intelligent light system.
Turning at the side, the S-Class Cabriolet is equipped with a retractable soft top which is available in black, dark blue, beige and dark red.
The rear of the S-Class Cabriolet has flat LED taillights, a large bumper and dual exhaust pipes. In addition, the soft top compartment lid is framed by a wide chrome element.
Inside, the S-Class Cabriolet features a two-tone theme with wood trims. It has a flat-bottomed steering wheel, round aircon vents and chrome accent as seen on the instrument cluster, center console and door panels. According to the German automaker, the vehicle features an all-new Thermotronic intelligent climate control system and the convertible comes with a number of upholstery choices including leather, Nappa leather and designo Exclusive Nappa leather.
In terms of safety, the S-Class Cabriolet comes with pedestrian detection alert, steering assist, brake assist, active lane assist, adaptive highbeam assist among others.
Mercedes-Benz will offer two versions of the S-Class Cabriolet. The S 500 will be powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine that delivers 455 PS and 700 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the S 63 AMG is driven by a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 585 PS and 900 Nm of torque.