Designed to be one of the most luxurious convertibles ever created, the S-Class Cabrio follows in the footsteps of the S-Class Coupe but eschews the fixed roof for a retractable soft top that can be opened or closed in approximately 20 seconds.

Mercedes has officially unveiled the S-Class Cabrio at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Designed to be one of the most luxurious convertibles ever created, the S-Class Cabrio follows in the footsteps of the S-Class Coupe but eschews the fixed roof for a retractable soft top that can be opened or closed in approximately 20 seconds at speeds up to 60 km/h (37.2 mph).

The four-seat interior also echoes the coupe and comes nicely equipped with wood trim, metallic accents and leather, nappa leather or designo nappa leather upholstery.  The model also features a Thermotronic intelligent climate control system which promises to keep occupants comfortable regardless of whether the roof is opened or closed.

If that's not impressive enough, there will be a variety of options including AIRSCARF front seats, an AIRCAP automatic wind protection system and a Warmth Comfort package that includes heated seats, heated armrests and a heated multifunction steering wheel.

Under the hood, the entry-level S500 Cabrio is powered by a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 that develops 455 PS (335 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.  

Buyers looking for something more powerful can opt for the S63 AMG or S63 AMG 4MATIC Cabrio which have a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 585 PS (430 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque.  It allows the all-wheel drive variant to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The Mercedes S-Class Cabrio will go up for order in Germany in December and the first deliveries are slated for the spring of 2016.

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