Mercedes-Benz has finally made for the S500 Cabriolet at the Auto Expo 2016. A new dimension in open-air motoring is guaranteed by the AIRCAP automatic wind protection system, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, heated armrests and intelligent climate control. The three-layered acoustic fabric soft top is available in four colours, and has a very high-quality interior lining in nappa leather and DINAMICA microfibre.
The S500 Cabriolet also fascinates with its irresistible, timeless design lines. V12-specific features include the numerous design elements in high-sheen chrome at the front, sides and rear, which are particularly effective in conjunction with dark paint finishes. The large central Mercedes star on the front apron, the “twin blade” radiator grille, all of the air intake grilles, the trim strip on the “A-wing”, the side flics (air deflector elements) and the front splitter are in high-sheen chrome. At the sides, the eye is drawn to the “V12 BITURBO” lettering on the wings and the high-sheen chrome inserts in the side skirts.
The S 65 Cabriolet welcomes its occupants with an incomparably exquisite ambience. The sport seats in designo Exclusive nappa leather are a distinctive highlight with their model-specific diamond-pattern layout. The perforations deliberately avoid the areas where stitching features in the nappa leather. The result is exceptionally neat contrasting seams and an unrivalled impression of quality. Electric adjustment, a memory function and seat climatisation are standard features. More contoured seat cushions and backrests improve lateral support when cornering at speed.
Under the hood, Mercedes-AMG has powered this S-Class with a combination of performance impressive power of the 4.7‑litre twin-turbo V8 engine with the pleasure of open-top driving for four occupants. An output of 455 HP maximum, whereas the range topping S63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-litre V8 engine dishing out 577 BHP of power. The sport suspension is based on AIRMATIC and the exquisite appointments emphasise the exceptional status of the new flagship model in the S-Class family. The S-Class Cabriolet is expected to be launched in the Indian market later this year.