The third largest luxury automaker in the world has just showcased the S Class Cabrio model in a teaser image ahead of the planned official public debut during the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show.
According to the company, the new S Class Cabrio has been developed to be the “most comfortable cabriolet in the world,” which is actually exactly what we expected from them so it’s a little redundant after all. Naturally, the convertible is sourced from the platform of the S Class Coupe and comes with an utterly luxurious cabin that gives us plenty of reason to yearn for the premium leather upholstery, wood trim and metallic accents.
The Cabrio also has a long legacy, following the traditional open-top S-Class series 111 and 112 that were produced between 1961 and 1971.
“After 44 years the new S-Class Cabriolet symbolizes our passion for individual and timelessly exclusive mobility, which we share with our customers”, comments Ola Källenius, Board Member of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales.
While this is only a teaser, the automaker gives us an abundance of details, such as the interior amenities one can expect from the model: automatic wind protection system AIRCAP, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, heated armrests, seat heating also in the rear and the intelligent fully automatic climate control.
The teaser, which also depicts one of the classic S Class Cabriolets of old is also used to serve as a reminder to the long history of open top Mercedes models, which can be traced back to the 170 S (W 136) from 1949, the 220 (W 187) from 1951 and the 300 S (W 188) from 1952. But, naturally, the closest counterparts to the upcoming S Class Cabrio can be considered the timeless “Ponton” cabriolets and then the model series W 111 that came to life in 1961.