Mercedes-Maybach has held the world premiere of its first cabriolet, the S 650, at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new open-top luxury car would be limited to 300 units, while it goes on sale around June 2017. It comes at a sticker price of Rs. 3 Lakh Euros (Around Rs. 2.18 Crores). Being based on the S-Class Cabriolet, the Mercedes-Maybach S650 was previewed by the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show just a few weeks back. The interior is inspired from the Concept S‑Class Coupé show car, which had made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2013).
The S650 Cabriolet flaunts a dynamic silhouette with coupé-like soft top and the dropping line along the side which slopes down towards the rear. Exclusive Mercedes-Maybach features include a new front bumper with upgraded lower section and also numerous chrome highlights. The Maybach emblem discreetly features on the vehicle’s wing, while it rides on 20-inch Maybach forged wheels in a powerful design with a bichromatic finish. Inside the fully leather-trimmed cabin, there is the dynamic “flowing lines” in the seats with waterfall-like seat upholstery look. The unique trim elements are commissioned individually for each vehicle based on the colour and grain. In addition to trim on the instrument panel and door panelling, the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet exclusively boasts a trim element on top of the soft top compartment with inlaid Maybach logo.
Exclusive to the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet are trim elements in designo nut brown magnolia – either with flowing lines or in a high-gloss finish. Nine additional interior colour concepts – from pastel yellow/black to porcelain/saddle brown – provide for further individualisation. Mercedes-Maybach logos are located on the front side of the seats (embroidered), on the back of the head restraints (embossed) and also inlaid in the stowage cover of the centre console. Other details include deep-pile floor mats, chrome-plated “1 of 300” lettering on the cup holder, and the steering wheel which features Maybach lettering on the lower bezel. All of the optional extras of the S-Class Cabriolet come as standard on the Mercedes-Maybach, including AIRCAP, AIRSCARF and Swarovski headlamps.
The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet is equipped as standard with an exclusive travel luggage set from MAYBACH - ICONS OF LUXURY. “THE AFFINITY” set comprises two large travel bags as well as two lifestyle bags made of original vehicle leather. In addition, the scope of delivery of each Mercedes-Maybach Cabriolet includes a car cover made of high-quality fabric in the soft top colour, with diamond quilting and embroidered Maybach emblem and lettering on the bonnet. Plus, each Mercedes-Maybach Cabriolet is delivered with a special welcome pack. This comprises a key ring made of the nappa leather used in the vehicle and in the interior colour, with Maybach emblem and “1 of 300” lettering, as well as a certificate signed by Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes Benz Cars.
Under the hood, the four-seater open-top saloon has a 6.0L V12 bi-turbo engine with maximum power output of 630bhp and peak torque performance of 1000Nm. It is linked to a 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which transmits the power to the rear axle. It does a 0-100kmph sprint in just 4.1 seconds, while clocking an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. It has a fuel efficiency of 8-9kmpl, while the AIRMATIC suspension comes as standard feature.