It’s been 44 years since Mercedes-Benz produced a model bearing the S-Class Cabriolet name, but it’s back for 2016 and looking more beautiful and sleek than ever.
In addition to releasing full photos of the S-Class Cabriolet today, Mercedes-Benz also announced that the new S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet will also appear at the Frankfurt International Auto Show, which begins Sept. 17. The S-Class Cabriolet’s return was first announced Aug. 25, but this is the first official mention of another Cabriolet’s introduction.
The arrival of these two models marks the first time in nearly half a century that an open-top four-seat model exists in the S-Class range, and each makes an irrefutable argument for their presence.
Not much information was shared about the anticipated price or performance figures of the S-Class Cabriolet, but it is set to feature some of Mercedes-Benz’s newest and best technology. Particularly noteworthy is the intelligent climate control system. With most convertibles, it’s common to require separate climate settings for when the top is closed or open. On the new Cabriolet, 12 sensors and 18 actuators keep track of the sun’s strength, while a dewpoint sensor checks for humidity, and the climate control settings are automatically adjusted accordingly.
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The S 63 4MATIC had more information shared about its performance numbers, which make this seem like it’ll be one of the best open top cars for a Sunday cruise that Mercedes-Benz has ever crafted. A 5.5-liter V8 birturbo engine creates 585 hp and 663 lb-ft, pushing its 0-62 mph acceleration time down to 3.9 seconds.
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Check out the photos of these two new releases below and the video above, and stay with us for information, including pricing, as it is released. If you can’t quite wait for the early 2016 release of these models, find yourself a Mercedes-Benz today from our exclusive listings.
(Source: Mercedes-Benz, YouTube)