Only 75 cars out of a total of 300 are heading stateside.
Mercedes has a "problem" all automakers would want to encounter. Demand for the ultra-posh S650 Cabriolet is very high in United States and that’s why the company has decided to select which customers are going to have the privilege of buying the model limited locally to 75 units. It will do that by working together with its 379-dealership network to contact the “best customers” and give them "the right of first refusal," according to Mercedes-Benz USA’s CEO Dietmar Exler.
Despite the fact that it’s going to cost more than $300,000, the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is already a hit in U.S. where people are lining up to buy it. Exler says the allocated production for what he described as being the "superluxury convertible" will probably last for less than a model year. As a matter of fact, last week at the debut party many people lined up to get the luxurious drop-top model scheduled to arrive stateside next spring. It comes as no surprise that Exler told Automotive News "we’re pretty happy with the way it’s going."
The U.S.-spec model is going to be available in three different 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. The car is essentially a more luxurious take on the $247,900 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet and will come bundled with a luggage set and a certificate signed by Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche.
Besides the fancy interior cabin, the S650 Cabriolet will also be differentiated by its 20-inch forged alloy wheels and additional chrome body accents. In addition, all cars will receive entrance lights showing the Maybach logo. The special edition will carry over the S65 Cabriolet’s biturbo 6.0-liter V12 with 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and 738 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque. It’s going to be enough AMG power for a 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) sprint in four seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 kph).
Source: Automotive News