The upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet has been spotted undergoing performance testing at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The minimal camouflage on the test mule indicates that the S-Class cabriolet will not be much different from the S-Class Coupe, except for the fabric soft top.
Mercedes-Benz is slowly expanding its reach into the ultra-luxury segment, now that the Maybach brand has been discontinued. Besides this S-Class Cabriolet, the current W222 S-Class will also spawn other models like a stretched Pullman version, a small-wheel-base version for emerging markets as well as the two-door hardtop S-Class Coupe.
The S-Class Cabriolet will be a four-seater model, which will borrow the folding soft-top mechanism from the 2007 Ocean Drive concept. It will carry over the coupe’s powertrain line-up, which includes a 4.7-litre twin-turbocharged V8, a 5.5-litre V8 with 4MATIC and a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet will compete with other luxury convertibles like the Bentley GTC and the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.