This is not a trick and it’s not a third party rendering, Mercedes-Benz has released an official image showing off its upcoming the highly anticipated S-Class Cabriolet. The luxuriously sexy S-Class convertible will show off its curves at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
The last time we saw a Mercedes-Benz topless flagship with four-seats was in 1971, but that is where comparisons will end as the the S-Class convertible (A217) of today will be one of the most technologically advanced cars on the road. It will use an electrically retractable folding fabric roof that features a multi-layer configuration and a large glass rear window. The roof design mimics allows the convertible to replicate the look of the S-Class Coupe, despite the fact that to store the folded roof, the rear end will be slightly longer and with a different shape.
Under the hood, you can expect the engine lineup to closely mimic the S-Class coupe with there also being a S63 and S65 version, not expected until early next year. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, but Mercedes-Benz will offer several engines with an optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive setup.
Stay tuned as we’ll likely have a full photo gallery of the S-Class Cabriolet shortly.