A new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible based on the S-Class Coupe that was revealed in Frankfurt has been confirmed for a 2015 arrival, and it's coming with a bright new feature. Mercedes-Benz chief of product development, Thomas Weber, told Automotive News Europe recently that a new S-Class Convertible is in the works. The drop-top S-Class will be based on the S-Class Coupe that was just recently unveiled at Frankfurt IAA. The new convertible version is expected to go on sale in Europe sometime in 2015.
We know the S-Class Coupe will also be a production model and will arrive before the rag-top version and will be available in European showrooms in early 2014. Automotive News is reporting the 2015 Convertible will be powered by two high-performance engines. It will be fitted with either a twin-turbocharged V-8 or twin-turbocharged V-12 engine.
This will make the new S-Class Convertible the fastest S-Class convertible ever produced. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible has been absent from the lineup since 1971. The W111 Cabriolet model was produced between 1961 as the 220SE and 280SE 3.5 when it was dropped from the lineup in 1971.
The S-Class has always been at the top of the Mercedes product range and this S-Class Cabriolet will be a stunning car. The German automaker tells us the Concept Coupe is a “concrete vision” of the next model generation. If this is the next-gen model, then the future is very bright at Mercedes-Benz. We can get a good idea of what is coming for the drop-top model and this car will be stunning both inside and out.
The S-Class Coupe has been revealed with some very special features. And the new Cabriolet will also likely come with new innovative headlights revealed in the new video below. Mercedes will likely feature these new headlamps on the new S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models coming in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe revealed in Frankfurt reveals a bright future for the S-Class which stands for “Special Class.” And the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is sure to be a very special automobile. First to arrive will be the S-Class Coupe and we’ll look for it to be revealed next March in Geneva.
Watch Mercedes-Benz TV: Headlight DEsign of the Concept S-Calls Coupe video.