Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Teased, Mimics Look of S-Class Coupe

A stylish new four-seat convertible is on the way.

It was no secret that an open-top Mercedes-Benz S-Class is on the way, and now this official teaser photo previews the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet. Based on the AUTOMOBILE Design of the Year-winning S-Class Coupe, the new Cabriolet is set to make a splash into the rarefied segment of ultra-luxury convertibles.

This teaser photo makes it clear that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet keeps most of the graceful lines and elegant proportions of its Coupe version, but with a large chrome trim piece outlining where the car's roof would normally be. We can see an expansive decklid behind the two rear seats, which have large Burmester speakers positioned to pump music into passengers' ears. Strakes line the car's hood, and gently flowing shapes on the bodysides run toward the rounded rump.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet will likely use a power-folding fabric roof, and should pack the same powertrains as the S-Class sedan and Coupe (pictured below). That means we can expect 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.

Look for more details on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet over the coming weeks. The car could make its public debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September.

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