Another prototype for the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet has been spied testing. The latest spy pictures were snapped in Germany and showcase a heavy disguised model testing in the rain.
From a visual standpoint, it is quite easy to imagine how the S-Class Cabriolet will look. We expect styling at the front-end to remain essentially identical to the S-Class Coupe. With that being said, the presence of camouflage at the front suggests that some minor visual tweaks could be adopted.
Despite the S-Class Cabriolet inevitably wearing a high price tag, Mercedes-Benz seems to have opted for a retractable soft top for the car rather than a hardtop. Either way, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz are inevitably working their magic to ensure the soft top doesn’t interrupt the stunning lines of the two-door S-Class variant.
Beyond the addition of a soft top, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet should remain mechanically identical to the S-Class Coupe. As a result of this, we expect to see both S63 AMG Cabriolet and S65 AMG Cabriolet models. The former will likely utilise a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 engine delivering 575 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque while the S65 AMG Cabriolet should pump out 620 hp and 737 lb-ft of twisting power.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet will inevitably rival the likes of the Bentley Continental GTC and upcoming Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe but is promising to be significantly more technologically advanced.
[Via World Car Fans]