We, here at Autodealer, have a slight love affair with the S-Class coupé. It’s a stunning car that’s more luxurious than most people’s houses. Now though, the German luxury brand has chopped the top off and we love it even more.
This new S-Class cabriolet is the first open-top luxury four-seater from Mercedes-Benz since 1971. It offers a distinctive, sensual and exclusive design, cutting-edge technology and a comprehensive warmth and wind protection concept, which includes intelligent climate control for convertibles. The elegantly sporty model will have its world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show.
Also on show in Frankfurt will be a superlative dream car from Mercedes-AMG in the guise of the S 63 cabriolet. Its 5.5-litre V8 BiTurbo engine offers an output of 430kW and a peak torque figure of 900Nm, expect a time of around four seconds, from 0-100 km/h.
Inside, the S-Class cabriolet boasts a luxuriously sporty design idiom and fine materials, conjuring up an exceptionally classy interior setting. The soft-top opens up to create an open-air lounge that exudes a yacht-like atmosphere.
The carefully matched choice of colours and materials and the high-quality controls in real metal or in chrome, underscore the vehicle's highly exclusive character. To enable the broadest scope for individualisation, there’s a choice of leather, Nappa leather or Designo Exclusive Nappa leather plus six different interior colour concepts, including a maritime-inspired combination of deep-sea blue and porcelain. The materials feature the highest standard of workmanship and are hand-crafted in character.
Mercedes-Benz also lays claim to building the world's most comfortable convertible. When it comes to climate comfort, the enhanced automatic wind protection system Aircap, the Airscarf neck-level heating system, the heated armrests, the seat-heating (also in the rear) plus the intelligent climate control, ensure that this is indeed the case. In contrast to conventional systems, the climate is controlled fully automatically. This means that the driver does not need to select a mode for closed or open top, nor is it necessary to save a temperature setting for these driving conditions.
We’re not sure when the S-Class cabriolet will arrive in South Africa, but we suspect that it will be early next year.