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Open-top luxury

  • The new Cabriolet is the sixth variant of the current S-Class family and the first open-top luxury four-seater from Mercedes-Benz since 1971
  • The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet takes open top luxury to new heights with the distinctive, sensual and exclusive design and cutting-edge technology of the S-Class, and the intelligent climate control of Mercedes-Benz’s convertibles
  • Symphony of performance with biturbo power and active exhaust
  • With advanced aerodynamics, the new Cabriolet offers the quietest interior of all the open four-seater

For the first time in 45 years, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet returns to reach for the sky. Following its convertible ancestors, the all new S-Class Cabriolet raises the pinnacle of desire with unmatched style, craftsmanship, innovation and luxury. In every way, it's a modern classic that advances the art of open-air motoring.

“2016 is the year of the cabriolet and the roadster for Mercedes-Benz. With no other manufacturer offering so many and such young cabriolets and roadsters we have set the convertible global standards with our all new S-Class Cabriolet.” said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East. “Only just three years since its launch, the S-Class family has now grown to six members. We have never offered so many models in the luxury class before, a factor that has driven our success to new levels. The S-Class sets the pace on the global market when it comes to safety, efficiency and comfort."

With the new S-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz lays claim to building the world's most comfortable convertible. When it comes to climate comfort the enhanced automatic wind protection system AIRCAP with AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, together the intelligent fully automatic climate control ensures that the classic beauty cuts the convertible edge.

The V8 engine of the S 500 Cabriolet has an output of 335 kW (455 hp). The displacement stands at 4663 cc and the engine produces peak torque of 700 Nm from 1800 rpm. The innovative 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission supports both a dynamic and a fuel-saving driving style.

The Mercedes-AMG S63 4MATIC is even more powerful - its 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine offers an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and peak torque of 900 Nm, AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque split as standard, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Top of the range is the twelve-cylinder open-top Mercedes-AMG S 65 with an output of 463 kW (630 hp) and peak torque of 1000 Nm.

Dynamic profile, superlative class: The design

With its sensual and distinctive design, the new S-Class Cabriolet is one of the most beautiful and exclusive S-Class cars of all time. The centrepiece of the front end is the chrome pin black diamond radiator grille featuring the Mercedes star and a single louvre in silver with chrome inserts. The bonnet adds dynamic touches with two powerful character lines. The striking front bumper incorporates large air intakes in the middle and at the sides. The chrome trim adds a sporty finishing touch to the front end.

The side design of the S-Class Cabriolet presents a thrilling dynamic coupé-style profile when the soft top is closed. Features of the side design include a low greenhouse, the dropping line of the side wall descending towards the rear and the fully retractable side windows. The soft top is available in black, dark blue, beige and dark red.

The switch in the centre console can be used to open and close the soft top within around 20 seconds while on the move up to a speed of 50 km/h, and is deposited above the automatically extending luggage compartment partition. With the electronic key, the soft top can also be opened and closed from outside the vehicle,

The rear end underscores the impression of width with flat LED tail lights and muscular shoulders, with rear bumper’s diffusor-look lower section, two visible tailpipe trims and a horizontal chrome trim element adding a sporty finish.

Inside, the S-Class Cabriolet boasts a luxuriously sporty design idiom and fine materials, a gallery of modern luxury interior setting. The soft top opens up to create an open-air lounge that exudes a yacht-like atmosphere. The carefully matched choice of colours and materials as well as the high-quality controls in real metal or in chrome look underscore the vehicle's highly exclusive character.

The new S-Class Cabrio is a haven of passenger-obsessed comforts with various choices of nappa leather or designo Exclusive nappa leather, plus six different interior colour concepts, including a maritime-inspired combination of deep-sea blue and porcelain. The materials feature the highest standard of workmanship and are hand-crafted in character.

Aerodynamics: Exemplary low wind noise

With a Cd value of 0.29, aerodynamics world champion Mercedes-Benz sets a new benchmark in this segment with the S-Class Cabriolet. Thanks to the underbody panelling concept with extensive engine compartment and main floor panelling, the extensive rear axle cladding, the aerodynamically optimised wheel spoilers, the aerodynamic shape of the exterior mirrors and the well-balanced power split between front and rear axle, the new S-Class Cabriolet offers the quietest interior of all the open four-seater and excellent noise-free comfort.

The exceptional application of aerodynamics in the new S-Class Cabriolet also ensures a draught-free interior, with the AIRCAP automatic wind protection system which can be extended at the touch of a button, reducing turbulence in the interior.

THERMOTRONIC: particularly intelligent climate control

The new S-Class Cabriolet premieres an intelligent climate control system for ideal climate comfort coupled with maximum user-friendliness. Unlike conventional systems, the climate control system in the new S-Class Cabriolet is fully automatic which means that the driver does not need to select a mode for closed or open top. An overlapping function performs the considerable feat of achieving a smooth transition between closed and open top (and vice-versa) for maximum climate comfort. With two climate zones and three climate styles (diffuse, medium or focused), the standard-fit THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system enables an individual feel-good climate on board.

Chassis and active safety: a fully-fledged member of the S-Class family

The S-Class Cabrio is fitted as standard with the full-support AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension featuring infinitely variable damping control. This system sets standards with respect to road roar and handling stability. It can be set to a sportier or more comfort-oriented mode to fit the driver’s personal taste. The four-link front axle impresses with a high level of driving comfort, plus precise suspension action.

Like the S-Class Saloon and Coupé, the new Cabriolet is available with numerous new assistance systems that make driving even more comfortable and safer. The intelligent Driving Assistance package Plus, GCC Standard, includes:

  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot
  • BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • PRE-SAFE® PLUS

The PRE-SAFE® preventive occupant protection system has been upgraded to PRE SAFE® PLUS. PRE-SAFE® PLUS can recognise an imminent rear-end collision and warn following traffic by flashing the rear hazard warning lights at a high frequency. When a danger of collision persists, the system can "lock" the brakes of the stationary vehicle prior to a rear-end collision and activate the PRE-SAFE® belt tensioners immediately before impact.
The LED Light packages includes Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus which recognises oncoming vehicles or vehicles moving ahead and automatically adjusts the headlamps to the new traffic situation. Optionally available is the Night View Assist Plus with early detection of people and large animals in the dark, including spotlight function. Standard-specification COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 100 km/h, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles.

The models at a glance:

 

Mercedes-Benz S 500

Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC

Mercedes-AMG S 65

Number of cylinders/arrangement 8/V 8/V 12/V
Displacement (cc) 4663 5461  5980
Rated output (kW/hp at rpm) 335 (455) at 5250-5500 430 (585) at 5500  463 (630) at 4800-5400
Rated torque (Nm at rpm) 700 at 1800-3500 900 at 2250-3750 1000 at 2300-4300 
NEDC fuel consumption (l/100 km) urban/extra-urban/combined 11.8/6.8/8.5 14.3/8.2/10.4 17.1/8.9/12.0 
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km) 199 244 272 
Efficiency class C E  F
 Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 4.6 3.9  4.1
 Top speed (km/h) 250 250 250
 Price from (USD) 1 67,150 212,250 273,400 

1 GCC Price

 

Contacts:

Raghad Tayeh
Media and PR Senior Executive
Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East
Direct: +971 (0)4 80 65 092
[email protected]

Mutaz Albadri
Regional Account Director 
Mojo PR 
Phone: +971 (0)50 570 6785 
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