The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is priced from £110,120 for the entry-level S500 AMG Line model, rising to £192,805 for the range-topping Mercedes-AMG S65.
The plush, 621bhp twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 S65 has been confirmed to top the new S-Class Cabriolet line-up. It can sprint from 0-62mph in 4.1sec.
In the middle of the range, the S63 AMG costs £135,675, for which Mercedes is promising supercar-like performance, an opulent driving experience and unmatched levels of interior luxury. The 577bhp twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8-powered, four-wheel-drive model can sprint from 0-62mph in 4.2sec and has CO2 emissions of 237g/km.
The 449bhp twin-turbocharged 4.7-litre V8 in the S500 Cabriolet drives the rear wheels through a standard nine-speed automatic gearbox. A combined fuel consumption of 32.5mpg is claimed, with average CO2 emissions of 204g/km.
Standard equipment on the S500 AMG Line includes 19in alloys, LED headlights, sat-nav, heated front and rear seats and a leather interior.
The S63 adds more AMG bodykit, an upgraded sound system and an AMG sports exhaust system, while upgrades to the S65 include 20in alloys and a heated steering wheel.
Pictured here at the Frankfurt motor show, the S63 is a 2110kg four-seat rival to the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible. Its 0-62mph time places it ahead of many performance-orientated open-tops for off-the-line accelerative ability.
As sister model to the new S-Class Coupé, the S-Class Cabriolet is the sixth and final member of the S-Class line-up. It is the first four-seat luxury drop-top model from Mercedes since the 112 series, which ceased production in 1971.
The S-Class Cabriolet adheres closely to the look established by the S-Class Coupé. The two share the same front-end design, including optional LED headlights encrusted with Swarovski crystals for the indicators and daytime running lights.
To accommodate what is described as the largest fabric roof applied to a current production car, the Cabriolet adopts a new windscreen with greater rake and a more substantial frame for added rollover protection.
The multi-layer roof can be opened and closed in a claimed 20 seconds at speeds of up to 37mph.
Developed in Mercedes’ new wind tunnel, the car promises a drag coefficient of just 0.29. Double-glazed side windows and a butyl outer roof layer are claimed to provide class-leading noise suppression.