/Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet Goes Official

Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet Goes Official

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With only a few days to go until the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Daimler reveals the all-new Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet which is definitely going to be one of the stars of the show. The 2016 S-Cabrio is the firm’s first open-top luxury four-seater since 1971.

You don’t see that many large, four-seater cabriolets around, because building these things is hard. Mercedes engineers had to get creative to address the issues that removing the solid roof brings about. For the Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet they have designed luggage compartment bulkhead made of aluminium and magnesium as well as the aluminium rear floor, which keep the weight of the car at the same level as the S-Coupe. The car also features a roll-over protection system with pyrotechnic initiation actuators.


As for the roof itself, it’s a three-layer soft-top available in black, dark blue, beige and dark red, and it folds away in a cubbyhole in about 20 seconds. You can operate the roof on the move at up to 60 km/h. When the roof is down, the S-Cabrio makes use of its IRCAP automatic wind protection system and AIRSCARF neck-level heating, as well as THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, with three style of diffuse, medium or focused, to keep the occupants nice and cozy.

Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet will be launched in the spring of 2016 with two engines. The base model S500 Cabrio gets a 455 hp and 700 Nm V8 engine with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, while the S63 AMG 4MATIC Cabrio benefits from a 5.5 liter V8 biturbo with 585 horsepower and 900 Nm. The latter can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.

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