Mercedes-Benz has introduced a host of new cabriolet products in South Africa including the C-Class Cabriolet and S-Class Cabriolet. Let’s take a closer look at what the S-Class cabriolet has to offer.
Summer is here and Mercedes-Benz has timed the launch of its new C-Class Cabriolet and S-Class Cabriolet perfectly. The C-Class and S-Class Cabriolet ranges are being launching in South Africa this week and we will be driving them, so look out for our first drive impressions later this week.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet has been dubbed as the world’s most comfortable convertible and is the sixth variant in the S-Class range and the first first-class four-seater convertible to come from the Stuttgart-based firm since 1971.
Take a look at specs and pricing for the S-Class Class cabriolet below.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – engine offering
The S-Class cabriolet range comprises of three derivatives, including the S500, S63 AMG and the S65 AMG.
The S500 is powered by a 4.7-litre bi-turbocharged V8 engine that develops 335 kW and 700 Nm of torque, using a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The S500 is capable of sprinting to 100 kph in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kph. Mercedes-Benz claims a fuel consumption figure of 8.5 L/100km for the S500.
The more powerful S63 AMG is fitted with a 5.5-litre bi-turbocharged V8 engine with 430 kW and 900 Nm of torque and mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-Speed sports transmission. Acceleration is brisk, with the S63 AMG capable of achieving 4.2 seconds in the dash to 100 kph before reaching a top speed of 250 kph. Claimed fuel consumption is rated at 10.4 L/100 km.
The range-topping S65 AMG delivers even more power and torque, with 463 kW and 1 000 Nm of torque on offer from its 6.0-litre bi-turbocharged V12 engine. The S65 AMG makes use of an AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission to lay power down and it can crack 100kph from standstill in just 4.1 seconds before reaching its speed limit at 250 kph. Mercedes-Benz claims a fuel consumption of 12.0 L/100km on the combined cycle.
The S-Class Cabriolet is fitted with a semi-active AIRMATIC air suspension system as standard. Safety and driver assistance systems include Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian detection, Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, Brake Assist Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus. Collision Prevention Assist Plus is also included as standard.
A switch in the centre console is used to open and close the soft top roof and this action takes less than 20 seconds to complete at speeds up to 60 kph. The roof can also be opened or closed using the key fob from outside the vehicle.
The S-Class Cabriolet is fitted with an electrically-operated AIRCAP wind protection system that reduces air turbulence in the cabin while you are driving with the top down. The AIRSCARF neck-level heating system as well as heated armrests, seat heating and intelligent climate control ensures maximum comfort in the S-Class cabriolet.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Prices in South Africa
Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet R2 299 900
Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet R2 899 900
Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet R3 499 900
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is sold with a 6-year/100 000 km PremiumDrive maintenance plan as standard.
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