Mercedes Benz has been making Grand Boulevard open-air cruisers for practically a century. Within the trendy period, they typically the smaller SLK with a retractable laborious prime, C-class and E-class tender prime convertibles, the restricted run SLS, and maybe their greatest identified and largest promoting convertible, the SL.
Then somebody in Stuttgart had the intense thought to take the massive S-class sedan and switch it right into a Cabriolet. There already was a 2-door coupe (SEC, CL, and so forth,). The convertible model of the S-Class was codenamed A217, and it which was unveiled on the Worldwide Motor Present Germany in 2015. Within the Sixties, there have been loads of 4-seat Benz’ made for solar worshippers, however now we have not seen a 2-door, 4-seat convertible variant since 1971.
It’s a giant beast, 115.9 inches lengthy which makes for an opulent grand cruiser. The 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 cranks out 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and sends that energy to the rear wheels by way of a 9-speed automated transmission. 0-60 takes about 4.5 seconds. Because the photographs beneath present, its exudes energy and opulence and (for many who care about such issues) standing. I might like to see this with a lighter inside, however as you possibly can see beneath, even in darkish colours, it’s a beautiful monster of an ICE automotive — and the tip of an period.
The stunning Selenite Grey Metallic with a Darkish Purple tender prime and a black inside beneath had an MSRP of $161,175 and simply bought on Automobiles & Bids for $77,500. As we speak, these begin new at $173,900.
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