This new S-Class cabriolet will be the first convertible S-Class since 1971 (W111/W112) and will join the other variants in the current S-Class lineup – the sedan (W222), the long-wheelbase sedan (V222), the even longer Mercedes-Maybach (X222), the even, even longer Mercedes-Maybach Pullman, plus a coupe (C217) to boot.
Based on the sketch by Robert Lesnik, Director for Exterior Design at the Three Pointed Star, the S-Class cabriolet will retain most of the styling from the already stunning coupe with its scalloped sides, sloping chamfered rear, and semi-clamshell bonnet. To beef up its crash safety, the A-pillars are reinforced as well.
The cabriolet is a full four-seater with the centre console running between the front occupants and into the rear. Meanwhile, the S-Class coupe’s dashboard is ported into the cabriolet as well.