Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet: it's back!
There's a new S-Class cabriolet on the horizon.|
The new model will make its public debut
at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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28th August, 2015
"After 44 years we can again offer friends of our company an open
variant of the S-Class. The new S-Class Cabriolet symbolises our passion for individual and timelessly exclusive
mobility, which we share with our customers", remarks Ola Källenius, Board Member of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars
With the new S-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz is setting itself the standard of building the most comfortable
cabriolet in the world. When it comes to climate comfort the enhanced automatic wind protection system AIRCAP, the
AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, the heated armrests, the seat heating also in the rear plus the intelligent fully
automatic climate control ensure that this is indeed the case.
The new S-Class Cabriolet, which makes its public debut next month, is carrying the tradition of Mercedes-Benz luxury
segment cabriolets into the future. Even back in the 1920s the luxury cabriolets from Stuttgart combined the freedom of
open-top motoring with the comfort and safety of a Mercedes-Benz Saloon. From the start of post-war production the top
models from Mercedes-Benz were also available in the particularly exclusive variant as a cabriolet. These included the
170 S (W 136) from 1949, the 220 (W 187) from 1951 and the 300 S (W 188) from 1952.
After the "Ponton" cabriolets 220 S (W 180) and 220 SE (W 128) built from 1956 to 1960, in 1961 the 220 SE Cabriolet
of the model series W 111 was launched, a particularly elegant, open-top four-seater, whose design is still considered
timeless to this day. In this ten-year production period Mercedes-Benz offered five different models in these model
series: the 220 SE, 250 SE, 300 SE (W 112), 280 SE and, as a late top model, the eight-cylinder 280 SE 3.5 – in total
7,013 units of these five cabriolets were manufactured in Sindelfingen. For the time being there was no open-top luxury
segment car in the Mercedes-Benz model range to follow this generation: rather, it is the new SL from model series 107
which cultivated the tradition of open-top motoring in the Stuttgart brand's cars – as a two-seater.
Stay tuned to Next Car for further details regarding the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class cabriolet.