Its been quite a while since Mercedes-Benz has been playing the tease game for the S-Class Cabriolet. But, now the company has revealed the open-top beast in flesh ahead of its first public appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor show, next month. Being based on the S-Class coupe, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet follows the tradition of the open-top S-Class (model series 111 and 112) from the period 1961 to 1971.
"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", remarks Ola Källenius, Board Member of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales. The German luxury automaker claims that S-Class Cabriolet is the most comfortable cabriolet in the world. It comes loaded with several exquisite features such as automatic wind protection system AIRCAP, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, the heated armrests, the seat heating also in the rear plus the intelligent fully automatic climate control.
The new S-Class Cabriolet is carrying the long and successful tradition of Mercedes-Benz luxury-segment cabriolets into the future. Even back in the 1920s the luxury cabriolets from Stuttgart combined the freedom of open-top motoring with the comfort and safety of a Mercedes-Benz Saloon. From the start of post-war production the top models from Mercedes-Benz were also available in the particularly exclusive variant as a cabriolet. These included the 170 S (W 136) from 1949, the 220 (W 187) from 1951 and the 300 S (W 188) from 1952. For the time being, there was no open-top luxury-segment car in the Mercedes-Benz model range to follow this generation: rather, it is the new SL from model series 107 which cultivated the tradition of open-top motoring in the Stuttgart brand's cars – as a two-seater.