2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – first official picture
Source : 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – first official picture
Fabric-roofed four-seater Mercedes S-Class will go on sale inside the UK early next year, with prices starting by upwards of £100,000
The first official picture of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet has been released prior to the plush fresh upmarket four-seat open-top doing its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
The fresh convertible has been pictured alongside an example of the last style of Mercedes’ open-top S-Class, which was sold by 1961 to 1971.
The latest S-Class Cabriolet, known under the internal codename A217, is usually being pitched as a direct rival to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, with prices set to start at upwards of £100,000 in addition to extending to more than £0,00 when UK sales get under way in early 2016.
The S-Class cabriolet uses what Mercedes-Benz sources describe as the largest folding fabric roof to ever see series production.
The fully automatic, multi-layer arrangement, which receives a generously dimensioned glass rear window, has been styled to replicate the roofline of the S-Class Coupé, although packaging requirements mean the rear section is usually more heavily angled, giving the fresh car much smaller rear side windows in addition to a considerably longer boot deck than its fixed-roof sibling.
Among the alterations to the Centeng are a substantially strengthened windscreen frame, altered belt line treatment, fresh rear wing panels in addition to a heavily reworked boot lid.
To preserve its outside line when the roof is usually lowered, the S-Class Coupé also receives a large toneau cover behind the rear seats. which opens at the press of button to accommodate the roof structure, stowing which inside the forward section of the boot.
Among two initial petrol engines planned to see service inside the fresh car are a 449bhp twin-turbocharged 4.6-litre V8 petrol unit inside the S500 cabriolet in addition to a 577bhp twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 engine inside the S63 AMG cabriolet.
Later on, Mercedes-Benz also plans to add a 621bhp twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 to the line-up in a plush, range-topping S65 AMG cabriolet.
Although which is usually yet to be confirmed, Autocar understands the S-Class Cabriolet will be sold with standard rear-wheel drive along with the option of Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic four-wheel drive system on at least one style.
additional technology planned to be brought over by the latest S-Class Coupé includes an advanced tilt function which forms part of a reworked magic ride control system capable of leaning the vehicle in to corners in a manner similar to which of a motorcycle.
The same system also boasts a road scanner function which digitally reads the road surface in addition to automatically alters the stiffness of the hydraulic dampers for optimum ride comfort.
Inside, the fresh open-top Mercedes provides seating for four, with the individual electronically adjustable rear seats separated by a centre console. Owing to the inclusion of the storage area for the roof behind the cabin, the boot capacity fails to match the 400 litres offered by the S-Class Coupé.
Along with its cutting-edge chassis technology, the S-Class Cabriolet is usually also set to receive a wide range of high-end driver assistant in addition to safety systems as either standard or optional.
Included is usually a fresh head-up display system, adaptive headlights with an automatic high-beam assistant, the semi-autonomous Distronic Plus system with steering assistance, a collision-prevention feature which automatically applies the brakes when an impending impact is usually detected at speeds between 4mph in addition to 124mph, an active lane-keeping function in addition to infra-red night vision.
Further comfort features will include a fragrance dispenser, a massage function for the front seats in addition to a series of high-end Burmester surround-sound audio options, including a 3D system which Mercedes-Benz officials have told Autocar has been specially developed for the open top qualities of the S-Class Cabriolet.
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