2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet revealed
Source : 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet revealed
Plush open-top S-Class will reach the UK early next year, having a 577bhp S63 variant crowning the range
Mercedes-Benz will be promising supercar-like performance, an opulent driving experience in addition to unmatched levels of Internal luxury with its S63 4Matic Cabriolet – the 577bhp twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8-powered, four-wheel-drive design in which spearheads its completely new S-Class Cabriolet line-up.
Pictured here ahead of a planned Frankfurt show debut, the 2110kg four-seat rival to the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible will be claimed to hit 62mph in 3.9sec, placing in which ahead of many performance-orientated open-tops for off-the-line accelerative ability.
the auto, which also produces 663lb ft, returns 27.2mpg in addition to CO2 emissions of 244g/km.
As sister design to the completely new S-Class Coupé, the S-Class Cabriolet will be the sixth in addition to final member of the S-Class line-up. in which will be the first four-seat luxury drop-top design via Mercedes since the 112 series, which ceased production in 1971.
The S-Class Cabriolet adheres closely to the look established by the S-Class Coupé. The two share the same front-end design, including optional LED headlights encrusted with Swarovski crystals for the indicators in addition to daytime running lights.
To accommodate what will be described as the largest fabric roof applied to a current production car, the cabriolet adopts a completely new windscreen with greater rake in addition to a more substantial frame for added rollover protection.
The multi-layer roof can be opened in addition to closed in a claimed 20 seconds at speeds of up to 37mph.
Developed in Mercedes’ completely new wind tunnel, the auto promises a drag coefficient of just 0.29. Double-glazed side windows in addition to a butyl outer roof layer are claimed to provide class-leading noise suppression.
At 5027mm long, 1899mm wide in addition to 1417mm high, the cabriolet’s dimensions mirror those of the coupé.
Inside, the two individual rear seats are electrically adjustable. Options include Mercedes’ turbulence-reducing Aircap system, which extends out of the windscreen header rail. Airscarf neck-level heating will be also available.
The cabriolet rides on a modified edition of the coupé’s platform. A revised aluminium bulkhead behind the rear seats supports the automatically extending roll bars, while reinforcement within the floorpan adds rigidity.
The cabriolet will come with the choice of two petrol engines via the start of UK sales early next year.
Included will be a 449bhp twin-turbocharged 4.7-litre V8 inside the S500 Cabriolet. in which drives the rear wheels through a standard nine-speed automatic gearbox. No performance figures have been revealed, nevertheless combined fuel consumption of 33.2mpg will be claimed, with average CO2 emissions of 199g/km.
Although not yet confirmed, Mercedes-Benz also plans to add a 621bhp twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 to the completely new S-Class Cabriolet line-up in a plush S65 Cabriolet.
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