Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Mercedes-Benz | posted August 25, 2015 12:14
Full-size Mercedes-Benz cabriolet returns after 44 years
44 years since the last large Mercedes-Benz convertible was released, the company has returned to making full sized luxury convertibles with the S-Class Cabriolet. The last full size convertible Mercedes-Benz made was the W111 “Fintail” which was made from 1961 to 1971. The W111 set the lineage for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and E-Class.
"After 44 years we can again offer friends of our company an open variant of the S-Class. The new S-Class Cabriolet symbolises our passion for individual and timelessly exclusive mobility, which we share with our customers", said Ola Källenius, Board Member of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales.
The S-Class Cabriolet is based on the S-Class Coupe which, in turn, is based on the S-Class sedan. One can expect the styling cues of the Coupe will also be applied to the Cabriolet. From the teaser shot, it also appears will be sharing the same interior as the Coupe. to debut in the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser photo for the new S-Class convertible. Sticking to the heritage theme, the teaser features a “Fintail” convertible from the 60's.
Mercedes-Benz said the S-Class Cabriolet is designed to be “the most comfortable cabriolet in the world,” and features a luxurious interior with premium leather upholstery, wood trim and metallic accents. To keep the occupants comfortable, it also features heated seats, heated arm rests and an automatic "intelligent" climate control system. The company adds that Airscarf front seats and an improved Aircap automatic wind protection system will be available for the all-new convertible.