2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet drops its top

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the 2017 S-Class Cabriolet, which is going to debut in two weeks at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the 2017 S-Class Cabriolet, which is going to debut in two weeks at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new S-Class Cabriolet is the fourth variant of the current S-Class family in the U.S. market and the first open-top flagship four-seater from Mercedes-Benz since 1971.
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“After 44 years we are once again able to offer Mercedes aficionados an open-top car in the S-Class. The new S-Class Cabriolet symbolizes our passion for individual and timelessly exclusive mobility, which we share with our customers,” remarks Ola K√§llenius, Board Member of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales.

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Based on the S-Class Coupe, the S-Class Cabriolet is labeled as one of “the most beautiful and exclusive S-Class cars of all time,” according to Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG. The drop top S-Class Cabriolet is pretty much identical to the Coupe, but the Coupe’s fixed roof has been replaced by a multilayer soft top that is available in black, dark blue, beige and dark red. The top can be lowered or raised at speeds up to 37 mph and it only takes 20 seconds to operate.

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The base S500 Cabriolet is powered by a 4.7L V8 that generates 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. The V8 is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Stepping up to the S63 4Matic Cabriolet will get you a 5.5L V8 with 577-hp and 664 lb-ft. of torque. The S63 can reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 186 mph.

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The S-Class Cabriolet is going to go on sale in the U.S. next spring.

Source: Mercedes-Benz