Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

Mercedes-Benz has released details of an open-top version of its S-Class Coupe, the S-Class Cabriolet. The new model will be on show at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show this month.

It will be displayed in S63 4MATIC guise, which, thanks to a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 585bhp and four-wheel drive, can accelerate to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.

Use of materials such as aluminium and magnesium in key areas improve the rigidity that is often lost when the roof goes, while impressively keeping the weight to the same of that of the coupe version.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

The S-Class Convertible also features what Mercedes-Benz calls ‘Aircap’, which integrates a neck-level heating system, heated armrests, front and rear heated seats and climate control. It also features a wind deflector set into the roof frame and a ‘draught-stop’ behind the rear seats, as well as double-glazed windows.

The soft-top can be raised or lowered at speeds of up to 37mph, and, when lowered, is separated in the boot by an electrically operated retractable cover.

The car will be on sale from December, with deliveries starting in spring of next year.

We’ll see it for the first time at the 2015 rankfurt Motor Show, from where Motoring Research will be reporting live.