Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet confirmed for LA motor show

Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet

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

Mercedes-Maybach will unveil its new S650 Cabriolet at next week’s LA 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 existing Mercedes-Maybach S600 saloon.

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 receive unique exterior and interior treatments, as well as extra equipment. While the S600 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 S650’s desgination points towards an upgraded twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine, perhaps even above the Mercedes-AMG S65, which currently tops the range. The S65 comes with 621bhp and can sprint to 62mph from a standing start in 4.1 seconds. A short description accompanying the preview video points to fuel consumption 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 S600, which costs from £170,610, is expected.

See the full video below.

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Source: Car


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