The Mercedes S-Class Cabrio has been officially introduced during the press days of the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show and its hottest iteration will be the Mercedes-AMG s63 Cabriolet.
This is the first time since 1971 that Mercedes has introduced a full size open-top four seater and the company says it’s one of the “most beautiful and exclusive S-Class cars of all time, ” closely following the lines that were introduced by the S-Class Coupe sans the fixed roof that has been switched with a retractable three-layer acoustic soft top sporting black, dark blue, beige and dark red shades. With a considerable size and heft, the fabric canvas can still be operated in around 20 seconds at speeds of up to 60 km/h (37.2 mph).
The interior mirrors its coupe sibling but adds a few extras to cope with the lack of a fixed roof – an all-new THERMOTRONIC intelligent climate control system, a Warmth Comfort package that comes with heated seats, heated armrests and a heated multifunction steering wheel. Those even pickier could also go for the AIR-BALANCE package for new and refreshing fragrances, or they can choose the optional AIRCAP automatic wind protection system or the already traditional AIRSCARF neck-level heating system.
We’re not interested here in the “mundane” S500 Cabrio that comes with a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 churning out 455 PS (335 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. We’re rooting for the exquisite S63 AMG or S63 AMG 4MATIC Convertible that uses a beefier twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 mill pushing 585 PS (430 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. The all-wheel drive version can go from not to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and will top out at the electronically limited speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).