Published on August 25th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes to reveal S-Class Cabriolet at Frankfurt Auto Show
Mercedes was in the diversification game long before BMW began with their segment-between-segment creating warpath. Well, perhaps in the sense that Mercedes-Benz created cars for actual identifiable segments, rather than go off the edge and produce crossovers, and then crossover crossovers, and so on and so forth.
More recently however, Mercedes-Benz has had to get back into that game in order to stay competitive. Customers are always looking for the latest and greatest, even if it’s not the prettiest thing in the world, so things like the GLA and GLE were born. But one of the cooler cars that Mercedes-Benz has produced is the S-Class coupe, designed to fight the BMW 6 Series.
That being said, Mercedes-Benz doesn’t plan to stop there. With little more than a teaser of an open-top 4-door car, Mercedes-Benz has announced that they intend to bring the S-Class Cabriolet back to their range- and they are planning to show it at the Frankfurt Auto Show. There isn’t much known on the technical side for now, but for now it seems that the S-Class Cabriolet will get the standard cabriolet comfort systems available in most of the other Mercedes-Benz droptops- stuff like AIRCAP wind protection and AIRSCARF neck heating, and generally heating throughout the car.
The new S-Class Cabriolet is carrying the long and successful tradition of Mercedes-Benz luxury-segment cabriolets into the future. Even back in the 1920s the luxury cabriolets from Stuttgart combined the freedom of open-top motoring with the comfort and safety of a Mercedes-Benz Saloon. From the start of post-war production the top models from Mercedes-Benz were also available in the particularly exclusive variant as a cabriolet. These included the 170 S (W 136) from 1949, the 220 (W 187) from 1951 and the 300 S (W 188) from 1952.