The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is making its official online debut and will be heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s obviously based on the S-Class Coupe but instead of the fixed metal roof it adopts a three-layer acoustic soft top that can be had in dark red, dark blue, black and beige. It can be electrically retracted at speeds of up to 37 mph (60 km/) and needs around 20 seconds to open or close. Compared to the coupe, the interior cabin has gained a new THERMOTRONIC climate control system which aims to keep occupants comfortable regardless if the roof is opened or closed.
At an additional cost, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet can be specified with a Warmth Package that encompasses heated armrests, seats and multi-function steering wheel while the AIR BALANCE package adds a variety of fragrances in the cabin. For more money there’s an AIRSCARF neck-level heating system and an AIRCAP automatic wind protection system while a vast choice of leather upholsteries is on offer as well.
It’s available with a V8 4.7-liter twin-turbo engine which powers the S500 version where it churns 455 PS and 700 Nm while a beefier V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo motivates the S63 AMG & S63 AMG 4MATIC models with 585 PS and 900 Nm. Go for the all-wheel drive S63 and the sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill takes just 3.9 seconds while top speed is electronically capped at 155 mph (250 km/h).
The S-Class Cabriolet will go up for order at home in Germany in December, with deliveries to kick off next spring.