Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible On The Way

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Looking for a drop-top car? You have quite a few options on the market today. But what if you want a flagship-caliber machine? Your choices a dramatically more limited, though the folks Mercedes-Benz are about to give you another option.

A convertible version of the S-Class is in the works. This cabriolet expected to be nearly identical to the new coupe model of this high-end car. It will feature a gigantic soft top that supposedly retracts in just seven seconds, even while driving.

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This vehicle should feature an active suspension system and other high-end goodies. As for powertrains, expect them to be the same as in other S-Class models. This includes a 4.7-liter bi-turbo V8 engine in the S550 variant as well as a 12-cylinder monster under the S600’s hood. It’s not known if the company will offer an AMG model or not.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is expected to formally bow at the Frankfurt Motor Show this autumn.

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[Source: Left Lane News]

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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