Mercedes Readies To Blow The Roof Off The S-Class

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First S-Class Cabrio in 44 years coming next month.

After leaking a design sketch of the company’s first S-Class Cabriolet since 1971, Mercedes has just revealed the first official picture of the 2016 model, ahead of the plush four-seat convertible’s world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Pictured alongside the last open-top S Class, sold from 1961 to 1971, the latest S-Class Cabrio will cross swords with the likes of the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, and come with the largest folding fabric roof ever used in a series production car. It will also be “the most comfortable cabriolet in the world.”

A roomy interior will boast an automatic wind protection system dubbed ‘AIRCAP,’ as well as the carmaker’s ‘AIRSCARF’ neck-level heating system, heated rear seats, and heated armrests. To accommodate the fully automatic multi-layer retractable roof, the Cabrio gets a far longer boot deck than the S-Class Coupe and much smaller rear side windows, as well as a stronger windscreen frame, new rear wing panels and a restyled boot lid. A large tonneau cover sit behind the rear seats, preserving the car’s exterior line. It will also retain the coupe's choice of engines and availability in all- and rear-wheel drive configurations. After debuting in Frankfurt the S-Class Cabriolet will go on sale in the US in 2016.

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