Just after we revealed that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet will debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 in September, additional spy shots of the car have surfaced online. These particular shots come straight from the Nurburgring where a thinly disguised test mule was seen hitting the famous track.
Despite being a car which will favour luxury over performance, speed and handling, Mercedes-Benz has already shown that the S-Class Coupe and sedan models are capable of performing to a level which their design doesn’t even begin to hint at.
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.