Not only is the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class one of the most technologically advanced cars on the road today, but it is also one of the most luxurious. Take that recipe and lop the roof off, and you get the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible, a drop-top hotel on wheels. The S-Class Cabrio offers tons of premium features and gracious road manners for less than exotic competitors such as the Bentley Continental GT Convertible and simply outshines the newer BMW 8 Series Convertible. Under the hood, the US-spec S-Class soft-top features a 4.0-liter twin-turbo gasoline V8 in S560 guise that produces 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and gets its power channeled via a nine-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. Few cars epitomize luxury more than this German luxury vehicle.
When you already give your buyers the best you have to offer, there's no need to make monumental changes year on year. To that end, the 2020 S-Class Convertible only receives last year's Premium Package as now-standard fare, giving you Active Multicontour front seats with massage functionality, a surround-view camera, and enhanced functionality for the heated front seats.
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4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
This 2-door, 4-seater cabriolet might not carry the hardcore AMG label, but it still delivers a knockout blow thanks to a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 motor providing a powerful 463 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Power is dealt to a rear-wheel drive setup via a 9-speed automatic transmission. This might be a weighty car, but with so much power on tap, performance is impressive: the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible will crush the 0-60 mph sprint in only 4.5 seconds and will reach a limited top speed of 155 mph. Gas mileage takes a hit, and premium gasoline is required, but you don't buy a car like this if you're worried about the price of fuel.
The S-Class Convertible has risen well above its rival from BMW and feels special enough to be considered a genuine Bentley Continental GT rival. In terms of luxury, it's up there with the best, and while those in the rear won't have such a great time due to limited space, the front occupants are in for a very special time. On the road, this car wafts around with regal grace, and that twin-turbo V8 engine brings all the pace and aural delight expected. There's also a plethora of standard features on offer and an equally impressive options list. The COMAND infotainment system isn't the best we've tested, and there's very little cargo space on offer, but you'll soon forget about these niggles once you're on the open road, and with great reliability, the ownership experience is as easy at it could be. A review of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe makes one thing clear, this is the definition of la dolce vita.
This is rather a question of how you should spec your Mercedes-Benz S-Class, since there is only one base model to choose. With so many options on the table, one can easily modify the open-top S-Class into something truly unique. If we had the money, we would go for the 19-inch five-spoke wheels, the no-cost Lunar Blue Metallic paint, and the beige soft-top roof. On the inside, we'd opt for the $3,250 designo combination of Porcelain and Deep Sea Blue Nappa leather with Burl Walnut wood inserts and add the heated wood/leather steering wheel for $250. The $6,400 24-speaker Burmester sound system is a must-have, as is the $2,250 Driver Assistance Package. In the end, the price of a 2020 Mercedes S-Class Convertible in this spec is around $150k.
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