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Mercedes officially unveils S-Class Cabriolet

Snapshot: Characterized as the "most beautiful and exclusive S-Class cars of all time."

A couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz provided a first glimpse at their S-Class Cabriolet courtesy of a teaser and now they have decided to perform a full online reveal ahead of the model's public debut programmed for later this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s certainly one of the most elegant cabriolets ever made and it uses the sleek body of the S-Class Coupe, but ditches the fixed metal roof in favor of an electrically retractable soft top featuring a three-layer acoustic configuration. The roof will be operable at speeds of up to 60 kmph and clients will have the possibility of ordering the soft top with a black, dark red, beige or a dark blue finish.

As you would expect, the interior cabin stays very close to the coupe but comes with additional buttons to control the roof and also hosts a newly developed intelligent climate control system known as THERMOTRONIC which according to Mercedes-Benz will maintain optimal comfort conditions for all occupants regardless if the roof is closed or opened. Moreover, buyers will have to choose from plenty of upholstery choices, including leather, Nappa leather and the more expensive Exclusive Nappa finish.

At an additional cost, the Mercedes-Bens S-Class Cabriolet can be specified with the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system and the AIRCAP automatic wind protection system. There’s also a Warmth Comfort package which brings heated seats, heated steering wheel and heated armrests. Those willing to spend more can also opt for the AIR BALANCE package which deliveries a series of fragrances inside the cabin.

In terms of motorization, only two engines will be available upon launch: a V8 4.7-liter twin-turbo with 455 bhp and 700 Nm in the S500 and a stronger V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo rated at 585 bhp and 900 Nm in the S63 AMG and the all-wheel drive S63 AMG 4MATIC which needs 3.9 seconds for the 0-100 kmph sprint ant tops out at 250 kmph (electronically limited).

Mercedes-Benz will open the order books at home in Germany this December, with deliveries to start next spring. It’s not known at this point whether the S-Class Cabriolet will be sold in our country.

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