2017 Mercedes S-Class Convertible Video, First Look

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2017 mercedes s class convertible video first look

It’s been 45 years since Mercedes-Benz has offered a convertible four-seater flagship.

The German automaker has introduced the S-Class Cabriolet at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, sporting a three-layer fabric roof that can be opened or closed at speeds up to 37 mph in 20 seconds. Two models will be available at launch, with the S550 equipped with a 4.6-liter V8 engine providing 449 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. That needing more can opt for the Mercedes-AMG S63 with a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 sporting 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque.

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According to Mercedes, the S-Class Cabriolet’s body is just as torsionally rigid as the coupe counterpart. Mercedes has not yet announced when the S-Class Cabriolet will go on sale in the U.S., but you can learn more about the luxury four-seater convertible by watching AutoGuide.com’s first look video below.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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