Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet Limited to Just 300 Units


If you’re in the market for an ultra-luxury vehicle and can’t bear the thought of living without a convertible top you’ve got to check this out, it’s the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet.

Based off a “run-of-the-mill” S-Class convertible, this stunning red cruise missile was just revealed here in L.A. Yes, it’s a production model and no, you probably can’t have one. Production is capped at just 300 units, 75 of which will be making their way to the U.S.

Differentiating it from the model it’s based on, this Maybach gains a unique front bumper, special fender emblems, gorgeous 20-inch forged wheels and unique entrance lighting. Three different themes will be offered in the U.S., each one with different color combinations and materials.

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Inside there are hectares of hand-finished leather and seating for up to four people. There’s also special “1 of 300” lettering on the cup holder and steering wheel to remind you of just how exclusive this car is.

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But if all of that weren’t enough, the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet also comes with bespoke luggage, including two large travel bags and duet lifestyle totes. And yes, these items are numbered as well.

Power is provided by a V12 engine displacing a healthy 6.0-liters. With twin turbochargers multiplying atmosphere, it delivers 621 horses and 738 lb-ft of twist.

Torque is dispatched to the rear wheels through a somewhat antiquated seven-speed automatic transmission. An Airmatic suspension system with variable damping should provide a silky-smooth ride without sacrificing handling performance.

Further enhancing the exclusivity of this first-ever Mercedes-Maybach drop-top, each example comes with a special embroidered car cover plus a welcome pack including a numbered keyring and a certificate signed by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, yeah, him, the Chairman of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Naturally, fuel economy, pricing and availability information regarding the new Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is not available yet.

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  • LLP2112

    Amazing car but the interior looks identical to my S550 Coupe Designo package, not really “Maybach”

  • craigcole

    To be fair, the interior is *really* nice but you’ve got it right in your comment; it’s a “Maybach” interior, LOL

  • Jim

    That was my initial reaction. Other than conspicuously placing the “Maybach” logo throughout the car, it’s little different, and certainly not worth the premium.

  • Kevin

    Disappointing it’s a soft top for that much money and prestige. I don’t care how far along soft tops have come, as an SLK owner, nothing beats a retractable hardtop.

  • AlexD

    I prefer my SL65AMG

  • Brian

    Agreed! I love my SL65 AMG too and wouldn’t consider moving to that boat.

  • AlexD

    Its like an ugly obese SL.
    The interior is vulgar kitch, the dash is bland.
    The rear end is dull, the chrome lower grille is hideous.
    The wheels do nothing for me.
    No doubt aimed at the sheiks.
    Limited to 300 for a reason – they gonna battle to sell that many!

  • PeterthePainter

    I don’t like the wheels or the interior. The seats look like oversize infants seats and the steering wheel is awful.

  • Citizen87654

    Impressive engine. What’s top speed (if MB allows anyone to go for it)?

    I’m old American car guy (69 GTO and 67 GP convertibles) but happened upon an 83 380SL, which I like – well built/engineered and solid (car weighs about 300 lbs less than the 67 GP).

    AMGs are mind blowers.

  • Lee

    I’ve had an SL65 AMG but I honestly prefer the SL55 AMG I’m driving now. A bit more nimble and the maintenance is much more straightforward (not accounting for the ABC suspension system, of course). I submit that beautiful, bi-blown 12-cylinder is well suited to the S65, of which a W221 model I also drive now.