Mercedes Benz Expands S-Class Line-up with Drop Top Cabriolet


Mercedes released a roofless Cabriolet in the 1971 and after a hiatus, the company is at it again with their new 2017 S-Class drop top Cabriolet which is designed to redefine luxury even without a no- roof design.

BMW, Bentley and Rolls Royce already have their own drop top flagship vehicles. Despite losing their top, these vehicles offer the best of luxury in its class that Mercedes Benz aims to compete with. The new S-Class coupe Cabriolet can comfortably seat up to four people and shares its features with the original S-Class, except for the fact that it has a cloth roof. It reduces its weight and rigidity, but in terms of driving experience, the manufacturer wants to ensure that their customers get the best.

In order to maintain stability and rigidity, the designers have used magnesium and aluminum components in the rear floor as well as the luggage compartment. It will ensure that the driver will have complete control over the vehicle even during bendy curves and twists. Mercedes has introduced new technology in this drop top S-class coupe, including an ‘AirCap’ and ‘AirScarf’. The purpose of these technologies is to add an automatic wind protection system when going at high speeds with the top open and to heat the seats to maintain warm temperature, if the outside temperature gets chilly.

The arm rest and seat are integrated with the sensors that are capable of automatically heating up if the temperature drops below a specific level. It makes it easier for the driver and the passengers to focus on the ride rather than having to fiddle with the temperature controls. The 2016 S-Class coupe Cabriolet with an open top design is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 twin turbocharged engine, which renders an impressive 449 horsepower coupled with 516 lb ft of torque.

It uses a 9 speed automatic transmission system that is capable of rendering top speed or a smooth experience based on your mood. For buyers who need maximum performance, the drop top coupe has an AMG version powered by a V8 5.5 liter twin turbocharged engine. It delivers an increased 577 horsepower, 664 lb ft of torque and can reach 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds.

While Mercedes didn’t confirm it officially, rumors claim that the company has plans to launch a V12 engine variant of the S-class Cabriolet, which will offer a whopping 621 horsepower. It could easily be one of the most powerful open top luxury cars in the world when it gets launched.

Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 – Top 5 Cars to Look Forward To

We are two weeks away from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 event, but we already know all the cars that will debut during the show.

Frankfurt is widely regarded as the largest motor show in the world, even though Detroit, Tokyo and Geneva draw bigger scoops. The sheer volume of Frankfurt Motor Show is astonishing.

This year, many experts believe that the SUV class will rock the event. Will this be the year that the SUV makes its way to Europe? The SUV segment is very popular in the US and Asia, but Europe consumers are still focused on family sedans. Despite some new SUVs, there will be sports cars and family cars that mark the show. Here are five of the most anticipated vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

It’s been a while since Mercedes offered an S-Class cabriolet. Better said, it is the first time since 1971. The S-Class cabriolet is based on the S-Class coupe Work, but with a few tweaks to make it sportier. The S-Class Cabriolet that will debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show is expected to compete with the likes of Rolls-Royce Dawn and Bentley Continental GTC.

Audi Q6 e-tron           

While the Q6 e-tron will debut at Frankfurt, the all-electric SUV will arrive at dealerships in 2018. But that will only build up the hype for a luxurious electric SUV that will take on the Tesla models. Audi markets the vehicle as E-Tron Quatrro concept, but it is widely known that the model that Audi will show at Frankfurt is the next generation Q6 e-tron. Slotted between the Q5 and the Q7 in the SUV range, the Q6 e-tron should provide 310 miles of electric range, little more than the Tesla Model X that will arrive in dealerships this fall.

Jaguar F-Pace

If you need more proof that this is the year of the SUV, Jaguar is here to remind you that even the big name players need the middle class consumers. The Jaguar F-Pace is Jaguar’s first SUV, a vehicle that has been in the rumors for quite some time now. This summer we got the first teaser images of the SUV and it looks like Jaguar is serious about competing with the likes of BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Jaguar can claim the company has one of the best looking SUVs on the market, with styling elements borrowed from XJ sedan and the F-Type coupe. We still haven’t seen the F-Pace without camouflage, but that will happen during the Frankfurt Motor Show where Jaguar’s SUV is expected to be one of the top attractions.

Bentley Bentayga

Bentley is another premium luxury brand that is releasing its first SUV. And in a true Bentley spirit, the company will offer the SUV with V8 and V12 engines, trying to revolutionize the premium SUV segment. With the V12 engine, the Bentley Bentayga will be able to eclipse the 200 mph mark, something that no SUV can do. And of course, those luxury perks come with a price, which is set at $200,000 for the time being. But that is just a base model, and with optional additions, the Bentley SUV can go twice as high.

2015 Renault Megane

For the family people out there, the Renault Megane is still one of the best sedan cars on the market. The 2015 Renault Megane will come as a five-door hatchback, with an estate version to follow. The Megane is sitting nicely in that middle class segment, but comes with premium and luxury features of higher brands. According to the initial spy photos, the 2015 Megane looks a Clio on the back, with some Laguna touches on it.

Mercedes Leaks the Mercedes-Benz 2016 S-Class Cabriolet Version

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.