2016 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet spotted testing
Source : 2016 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet spotted testing
Fabric-roofed four-seater has been spotted in S63 AMG guise ahead of the start of UK sales in 2016
Lightly disguised prototypes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet have hit the road in Germany ahead of a planned unveiling at the Frankfurt show in September.
This specific will be Mercedes’ first S-Class Cabriolet. Known by the internal codename C222, the idea will be being pitched as a rival to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible. Prices are set to range via £100,000 to more than £0,000 when UK sales start early next year.
Caught here for initially will be the range-topping S63 AMG style, which receives the same 577bhp twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 engine as the S63 AMG Coupé.
The line-up will also get a 449bhp 4.6-litre V8 inside the S500 Cabriolet. Later on, Mercedes will add a 621bhp 6.0-litre V12 inside the S65 AMG.Autocar understands the S-Class Cabriolet will be sold with standard rear-wheel drive in addition to four-wheel drive will be optional on at least one style.
additional technology includes an advanced tilt function, which forms part of a reworked Magic Centeng Control system which makes the auto lean into corners in a similar way to a motorcyclist. The same system also incorporates a function which digitally scans the road surface in addition to alters the stiffness of the hydraulic dampers.
The cabriolet uses what sources call the largest folding fabric roof yet to enter series production. The fully automatic roof has been styled to replicate the coupé’s roofline.
modifications via the coupé include a beefed-up windscreen frame, altered belt line treatment, fresh rear wing panels in addition to a heavily reworked bootlid. To retain its lines when the roof will be lowered, there will be a large tonneau cover behind the rear seats.
Inside will be seating for four, with individual, electrically adjustable rear seats. Because of the roof storage, the boot capacity fails to match the 400 litres of the coupé style.
The cabriolet will be also set to get a wide range of high-end driver assistance in addition to safety systems, including a head-up display, adaptive headlights with automatic high-beam assistance, the semi-autonomous Distronic Plus system with steering assistance, in addition to infrared night-time vision.
Mercedes has previously floated the idea of a luxury soft-top inside the shape of the 2006 Ocean Drive concept, although which experimented with four-door styling.
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