The Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand is expanding to include an open-top luxury cabriolet, which will make its debut at next week's LA motor show
Darren Moss
13 November 2016

Mercedes-Maybach will unveil its new S 650 Cabriolet at next week's Los Angeles motor show, with the new model likely to enter limited production soon after.

A short video released by Mercedes-Benz on its social media channels reveals the exterior and interior highlights of the new car, which will sit alongside the S600 saloon in the Mercedes-Maybach line-up.

Read about the newly revealed Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Cabriolet here

Based on the already luxurious Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet, which was revealed at last year's Frankfurt motor show and went on sale in April, the S650 Cabriolet is expected to have upgraded exterior and interior treatments, as well as extra equipment. While the S 600 saloon uses an extended wheelbase compared to the standard S-Class saloon, however, it appears the S650 will retain the standard Cabriolet's wheelbase.

The S 650's name points towards it having an upgraded twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine, perhaps even more potent than that of the Mercedes-AMG S 65, which currently tops the range. The S 65 comes with 621bhp and can sprint from 0-62mph in 4.1sec.

A short description accompanying the S 650 preview video gives a fuel consumption figure of of 23.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 272g/km.

A shot of the car's interior badging suggests that only 300 examples of the car will be made - with many likely to go to international collectors.

Prices have yet to be revealed, but a significant premium over the S 600, which costs from £170,610, is expected.

See the full video below.

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Read our full review of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 saloon

Our Verdict

Mercedes-Maybach S 600

Exceptional in many ways and never less than good in others; a £165,700 bargain, of sorts

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13 November 2016
If you want a preview, just imagine a triangular badge on the Mercedes S Convertible. If you want something with proper appeal then look toward a Rolls or Bentley.

13 November 2016
GODFATHER wrote:

If you want a preview, just imagine a triangular badge on the Mercedes S Convertible. If you want something with proper appeal then look toward a Rolls or Bentley.

Yep, Mercedes-Benz's "Vignale"

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14 November 2016
Daniel Joseph wrote:
GODFATHER wrote:

If you want a preview, just imagine a triangular badge on the Mercedes S Convertible. If you want something with proper appeal then look toward a Rolls or Bentley.

Yep, Mercedes-Benz's "Vignale"

Mercedies may not have a brand that rival's Bentley and Rolls until they take control and put their full support behind Austin Martin. Then Germany's takeover of Great Britain will be complete!

15 November 2016
It Aston Martin not Austin that was a brand that doesn't resist anymore. Mercedes does need to compete with Bentley & Rolls

15 November 2016
TheSaintmobile wrote:

It Aston Martin not Austin that was a brand that doesn't resist anymore. Mercedes does need to compete with Bentley & Rolls

Now my saying I can' wait to see that Maybach convertible 650. It going to be a 4 seater.

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