Mercedes-Benz has been dictating the luxury car segment in India for a while now and winning the competition with all hands down. In recent times, the carmaker has launched some beautiful cars such as E400 Cabriolet, C63 S, CLA class and AMG GT-S which was certainly the beautiful of the lot. Carry forwarding the legacy, Audi launched the stylishly designed R8 V10 and beautiful A8L security.
The German giant has showcased the stunning looking S-class cabriolet at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. Making its comeback after a long gap of almost 45 years, the cabriolet will be the part of 12 launches slated for 2016.
When you look at the Cabriolet, it isn’t a new car; it is just a two door coupe version as compared to the conventional four door variant. What differentiates both the models is the soft roof top which can be operated up to 60km/hr and under the time frame of around 20 seconds.
Measuring at 5027mm length, 1899mm of width and 1417mm of height, the four seat coupe is expected to deliver decent space inside. For aesthetics, the car flaunts a signature diamond radiator grille housing Mercedes logo, LED high performance headlamps with DRLs; five spoke 18 inches alloy wheels etc. The rear bears the thrilling LED Tail lamps and optional AMG package including AMG specified bumpers, side skirts etc.
The S-Class Cabriolet is packed with long list of features which includes touchscreen infotainment system with touchpad controller, flat bottom multi function steering wheel, sports bucket seats, Nappa leather upholstery, Burmester audio system, seat massage function with six different programs, Wi-Fi hotspot, seat belt extender, active lane keeping assist, active blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control, 360 degree camera.
The car also comes with THERMOTRONIC climate control having 12 sensors and 18 actuators which keeps the occupants comfortable regardless to roof is up or down. It also has a feature called AIRSCARF which is used for neck heating.
Now let’s head towards the main segment which is the powertrain, for the Indian market the Cabriolet is expected to be powered by a 4.7 litre twin turbo petrol engine which is good for [email protected] of output and 700Nm of high torque. The power is sent to all wheels via 9-speed automatic gearbox. In international markets, it will be getting range of engine choices which includes 5 petrol and two diesel variants.