2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet first drive review

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet first drive review

Talk up the vibe of the wind in your hair and the normal high of daylight as you will; however in the realm of convertibles, there are those that journey the scene, and there are those that make the scene.


The 2017 S-Class Cabriolet lineup is without inquiry in the last gathering. It’s a genuine four-seat convertible that figures out how to join together the excellence and effortlessness of the S-Class car, the flashy flawlessness of the S-Class Coupe, and only an indication of mentality from the SL roadsters—and yes, a gesture here and there to the custom of the CL cars that go before it.

On a customized drive course that took us from Nice, along France’s excellent Côte d’Azur—the French Riviera—then through Cannes (clamoring a couple of weeks before the Cannes Film Festival) and after that up into the field, we observed the S-Class to be an exciting movement.


However, it’s significantly more than that; on the motorways and winding foothill streets whatever is left of the evening, this huge ragtop showed a close perfect blend of agreeable and drawing in—in a way that will please as an uncommon day by day driver, an official’s weekend getaway auto, or the kind of auto you excite with, for twofold dates and nights out.

An open four-seat ragtop: an irregularity today

With its long, 117-inch wheelbase, four-seat format, brilliant stowing delicate top, and lineup of enormous turbocharged V-8 and V-12 motors, the S-Class Cabriolet remains as a far-inverse counterpoint to the two-seat, retractable hardtop, four-chamber SLC Roadster.


In the U.S., the S Cabriolet comes in three flavors: S550, with a 4.7-liter V-8 making 449 drive and 516 pound-feet of torque; AMG S63, with a 5.5-liter V-8 at 577 hp and 664 lb-ft; and AMG 65, with a 6.0-liter V-12 at 621 hp and 738 lb-ft. The S550 accompanies the Mercedes 9G-Tronic 9-speed programmed transmission, while both of the AMG models incorporate the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed programmed.

The two V-8 models of the S-Class Cabriolet will touch base at U.S. dealerships in late spring; anticipate that the S65 will touch base by late summer.


The S63 additionally incorporates all-wheel drive—a framework that sends 67 percent of torque to the back wheels as a matter of course to drive pleasure.

Top rate is electronically constrained to 155 for the S550, or to 186 mph for the two AMG variants, with quickening the snappiest (3.8 seconds to 60 mph) for the S63. The S65 and S550 check in at 4.0 and 4.5 seconds, separately.