Mercedes took a rather unconventional approach with the launch of the 2016 S-Class Cabriolet. Car companies usually keep the design of their new models secret, but since the cabriolet doesn’t threaten any existing car in the lineup, the German company leaked the images of the 2016 S-Class version.
It is a way to whet the customer’s appetites and prepare them for the September Frankfurt Motor Show.
The 2016 S-Class Cabriolet is the first convertible by Mercedes since 1971 and it is scheduled to go on sale from next year.
By what we can see at the pictures, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is a four seating limo, joining the fellow two-door model by Mercedes, the S-Class coupe. Many of the aesthetic characteristics of the S-Class coupe make their way to the Cabriolet as well, including the scalloped sides, slender tail lamps, long low-slung profile, the chamfered rear and the semi-clamshell hood. The difference is that the 2016 Cabriolet will feature new, redesigned A-pillars designer to keep the vehicle in the upper echelon of safe cars.
Inside, Mercedes has placed a center console that flows between the passengers seated in the front seats and goes into the rear occupants as well. The dashboard previously seen on the S-Class coupe is also present.
Information regarding what is under the hood are poor at the moment, but rumors are that the S-class Cabriolet will have the same engines as the sedan and the coupe models. If that is true, we can expect a5.5-liter V8 engine and a 6.2-liter V12 engine.
The 2016 S-Class Cabriolet will debut in Frankfurt, during the annual motor show in September. There were rumors that the car might be shown in China first, but experts believe Mercedes wants to show the Cabriolet in its full glory in Frankfurt during one of the most prominent car shows in the world. The Cabriolet is designed to rival the GT Convertible by Bentley, in the same way as the Maybach is designed to rival the Bentleys and the Rolls-Royces of the world.
The S-Class Cabriolet is the sixth model that comes from the S-Class family by Mercedes. The others are the saloon model, the coupe model and the Maybach luxo models.