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Mercedes-Benz launches new S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz has released images of the new S-Class Cabriolet ahead of its world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the automaker’s first open-top four-seat flagship since 1971’s 280 SE Cabriolet.

The convertible has been re-engineered with strong yet light aluminum and magnesium to ensure rigidity and road-holding without extra weight. The floor has also been given an aerodynamic overhaul so that performance levels roof up or down are on par with the coupé.

As well as the S 500 model — which boasts a 449bhp V8 under its hood, Mercedes will also be taking the wraps off a much sportier S 63 AMG version. It will boast a bi-turbo 577bhp V8 engine, a 3.9 second 0-100km/h time, and carbon ceramic brakes so it stops as quickly as it goes.

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