The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and S63 AMG Cabriolet are both set to debut at September’s IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. Also at the show, the C-Class Coupe will be revealed to the public for the very first time.
This will be the first time the S-Class has ever been available cabriolet configuration and when the car does launch, it will essentially be in a class of its own. The less technically advanced Bentley Continental GTC, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe and upcoming Rolls-Royce Dawn will be its closest rivals.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet will complete the S-Class lineup as the 6th model following the S-Class limousine in short and long wheelbase configurations, S-Class Coupe, Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and the recently revealed S-Class Pullman. The S-Class Cabriolet will feature the same engine line-up as its coupe sibling. Consequently, the S63 AMG Cabriolet will be powered by the same twin-turbocharged V8 as the coupe and sedan.
Interestingly, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is pinned to be based round the Mercedes-Benz Ocean Drive Concept from way back in 2007. Unlike the Ocean Drive however, the S-Class Cabriolet will be a two-door in a similar vein to the S-Class Coupe.
We can also expect the new S-Class Cabriolet to feature the company’s Airscarf neck-warming technology. Debuted in 2004 on the Mercedes SLK roadster, the system pumps warm air through vents incorporated into the seats and in the S-Class it is likely be extended to all four seats.