First S-class-primarily based convertible in a long time set for Frankfurt Motor Present unveiling
Oligarchs, begin your checkbooks. Mercedes-Benz is letting the world see an official sketch of the upcoming S-class Cabriolet forward of its debut within the steel on the Frankfurt motor show subsequent month, with the convertible model of the not too long ago-launched S-class Coupe poised to tackle the Bentley Continental GT.
The S-class Cabriolet will take a special strategy to grand touring vs. its hardtop predecessors of the Nineteen Nineties and the Eighties, in additional methods than the addition of a folding roof. The S-class Cabriolet will sport the most important manufacturing canvas roof — simple sufficient to imagine — along with a glass rear window instead of the as soon as-inevitable plastic porthole.
Other than the redesigned A-pillar, the cabriolet will characteristic distinctive sheetmetal surrounding the passenger compartment, together with a beneficiant chrome ring across the seating, a revised trunk and a tonneau cowl. So this would possibly not be a quickie chop-job that some yacht aficionados had completed on their W220 S-class sedans. The Cabriolet can be anticipated to characteristic distinctive inside supplies, together with a revised sprint and different seating surfaces designed to deal with the weather. Count on wheels extra sensible than the manhole covers within the sketch above to deal with the cobbles of port cities on the French Riviera.
A four.7-liter twin-turbo V8 creating 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque will probably carry over unchanged from the coupe, together with a 5.5-liter V8 for the AMG model. Down the road, we may even see a bigger V12 engine for the vary-topping model, one which is able to probably eclipse the $250,000 mark.
The S-class cabriolet would be the sixth variant of the S-class, becoming a member of a coupe, three lengths of the sedan together with the Mercedes-Maybach, and the Pullman limousine when it goes on sale in 2016.
The worth tag? Anticipate a beginning worth of round $one hundred fifty,000, so begin saving now except you may get a superb deal on a used Maybach 62 Landaulet sedan.