Just in case the regular drop-top S65 wasn't opulent enough...

Blending V12 AMG power with Maybach luxury in Los Angeles, the first cabriolet from the Mercedes-Maybach brand started off as a soft-top S65 before getting pampered with the finest materials and special touches Daimler has to offer. Meet the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet, a limited-run model aiming to deliver “the ultimate in open-air exclusivity.”

 

 To differentiate it from the regular S65 Cabriolet, the Maybach-branded special edition comes with additional chrome details on the body, including on the newly redesigned front bumper. The compulsory Maybach emblem adorns the vehicle’s fenders, while shiny forged 20-inch wheels further set it apart from the standard model.

While the Maybach version of the S-Class Sedan has a longer wheelbase, the luxed-up S-Class Cabriolet retains the same wheelbase as the model upon which it’s based. Right after opening the doors, those getting inside the plush cabin will be informed it’s not the “run-of-the-mill” S65 thanks to the entrance lights projecting the Maybach logo onto the floor.

Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet: LA 2016
Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet: LA 2016

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 As with the Maybach-branded S600 Sedan, most of the changes have occurred inside the cabin to make it even plushier. In this case, the leather-covered cabin draws inspiration from the 2013 Concept S-Class Coupe with a “flowing lines” theme for the seats wrapped in a waterfall-like upholstery by making use of progressive perforations. Mercedes went the extra mile by adding outer diamond quilting on the seat side bolsters and created bespoke trim on the door panels and instrument panel in a bid to make it look and feel more special. Overall, the company with the three-pointed star logo mentions the cabin of the S650 Cabriolet oozes the ambiance of a yacht such as the Mercedes-Benz Arrow 460 Granturismo.

Only 300 cars are going to be made and the model’s limited availability will be denoted by the chrome-plated “1 of 300” lettering on the cup holder. In addition, all cars are going to come with deep-pile floor mats and several extra logos on the front side of the seats, on the back of the head restraints, on the steering wheel, and also inlaid in the center console’s stowage cover.

2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet
2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet
2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet
2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet
2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet

The U.S. version, which will be limited to 75 units out of the total of 300, is going to be available with a choice of three liveries: Zircon Red paint with Porcelain / Black interior, Cote d’Azur Blue paint with Porcelain / Saddle Brown interior and designo Diamond White paint with Porcelain / Yacht Blue Interior. All cars are going to come bundled with a matching fabric cover, a color-coordinated luggage set made from the same leather used throughout the cabin, and a certificate signed by none other than Daimler chairman and Mercedes-Benz Cars boss Dieter Zetsche.

As with the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet, the Maybach S650 is powered by a biturbo 6.0-liter V12 engine with 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. It’s enough AMG muscle to allow the luxurious cabrio reach 60 mph (96 kph) from a standstill in four seconds and top out at an electronically-capped 155 mph (250 kph).

Pricing details have not been disclosed, but as you would imagine the Maybach treatment will command a serious premium over the standard version available in the U.S. from an already exorbitant $247,900 MSRP.

Source: Mercedes-Benz
Live Photos: Steven Ewing / Motor1.com
 

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