Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Interior Revealed

A second look at the new drop-top S-Class.

After showing the topless car earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz has now revealed the interior of its upcoming S-Class Cabriolet. An open-top version of the AUTOMOBILE Design of the Year-winning S-Class Coupe, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is expected to be fully revealed at next month's Frankfurt auto show.

The new photo shows the interior of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet as the new car poses with its ancestor, the 1961 S-Class W111 convertible. The cabin design closely mimics that of the Coupe, with red leather upholstery, a trio of circular air vents at the center of the dashboard, a large widescreen infotainment display atop the dash, and abundant seat controls on each front door panel. As on the previous image, we can see that most of the S-Class Coupe's graceful lines and proportions carry over to the Cabriolet, but with a large, flat tonneau cover behind the rear seats that features two large Burmester speaker grilles.

Mercedes says that technologies on the S-Class Cabriolet will include the company's Airscarf neck-warming feature, the Aircap automatic wind deflector, and heated armrests. Under the hood, we expect the same range of engines offered in the U.S.-market S-Class Coupe: an S550 with a 449-hp, twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8; a Mercedes-AMG S63 with 577 hp from a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8; and an AMG S65 with 621 hp from a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-8.

Stay tuned for more photos and information once the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is fully revealed next month.