Just after the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet debuted online, a number of videos of the car have been released including the official trailer which stars the S63 Cabriolet and the S500 Cabriolet.

The S-Class Cabriolet becomes the sixth variant of the current S-Class family and is the first luxury four-seater with a convertible roof from Mercedes-Benz since 1971.

Generally speaking, the S-Class Cabriolet is most closely related to the S-Class Coupe. In fact, the drop-top adopts about 60 per cent of its body from the coupe. One of the most important new features is the aluminium rear floor which means that over 50 per cent of the S-Class Cabriolet’s surface area is made from aluminium.

The S-Class Cabriolet features new die-cast aluminium longitudinal members to strengthen it and make up for the lack of a fixed roof. A rear wall has also been fitted behind the rear seats to further reinforce the body while also supporting the extending roll bars. The rear wall is again made from aluminium but does include some magnesium components. The side walls have also be strengthened with aluminium. All told, the torsional stiffness of the S-Class Cabriolet is on par with the coupe.

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