WORLD'S MOST COMFORTABLE CABRIOLET? Mercedes previewed the new S-Class cabriolet, it harks back to the firm's drop tops from the 1920's. Image:Mercedes
STUTTGART, Germany - Coveted dream car of the 1960s meets star of the 2015 International Motor Show in Frankfurt - the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is following in the tradition of the open-top S-Class (model series 111 and 112) from the period 1961 to 1971.
The S-Class, according to Mercedes offers: exclusive design, fine materials with maximum high-class appeal in the interior and state-of-the-art technology.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa says sadly we won't be getting the S 63 4Matic cabriolet which will be revealed at Frankfurt, but the S 63, S 65 and S 500 cabriolet will arrive here during the third quarter of 2016.
Ola Kallenius of Daimler said: "After 44 years we can again offer friends of our company an open variant of the S-Class. The new cabriolet symbolises our passion for individual and timelessly exclusive mobility, which we share with our customers."
Mercedes-Benz says they are intent on building the most comfortable cabriolet in the world. When it comes to climate comfort the enhanced automatic wind protection system Aircap, the Airscarf neck-level heating system, the heatable armrests, the seat heating also in the rear plus the intelligent fully automatic climate control ensure that this is indeed the case.
The new cabriolet is carrying the long and successful tradition of Mercedes-Benz luxury-segment cabriolets into the future.
Even back in the 1920s the luxury cabriolets from Stuttgart combined the freedom of open-top motoring with the comfort and safety of a Mercedes-Benz sedan.