• Dec 11, 2006
We've been reporting on rumors of Mercedes' plan to lop the roof off an S-class and fit it with a ragtop for too long. Finally, it's been confirmed that M-B will be dropping the top of its four-door convertible at the Detroit auto show next month.

Based off the V12-powered S-class, the cabrio version will assuredly come equipped with a cloth roof, along with a pricy premium that would add an additional $10-15k to the sticker of the S600. Considering that a base S600 comes in at just over $140,000 (not including the gas guzzler tax), buyers will certainly appreciate the exclusivity that a cabrio Merc will afford them.

According to sources close to the project, production is highly likely.

[Source: Automotive News -– Sub. Req.]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Please stop talking about an S-Cabrio, this prototype wont be a S-Clas Cabriolet. Lets think a little bit that this thing is not going to happend because for Mercedes would be cheaper to create a CL-Cabriolet version and it will be stright fighter to the Continental GTC. Something that would be possible is that Maybach would build a luxurius car with a short-chasis version to fight versus RR with the 101EX prototype.
      If someone of Mercedes-Benz is reading this...Pleas Stop this joke of a fifticius new version of the S-Saloon
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Cadillac DTS is also available. So are several others. www.coachbuildersltd.com & newportconvertible.com can do almost any car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Are there any other 4-door convertibles on the market on the cheaper side? I'd like a convertible and it would really help to have 4-doors but I'm about 100k+ short for this one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      At the moment I take three kids to school in the morning in my 9-3 ragtop. I usually lower the top after dropping them off for my hour commute to work. The second set of doors would come in handy. But I too, am 100K (and then some) short of the scratch needed for the subject at hand.

      As to #7's comments: Thank god they didn't go for a retractable hardtop! Can you imagine what a proportional nightmare that would be? Canvas still has its place.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mabey if it was a retractable hard top... Canvas is so outdated
      • 8 Years Ago
      reply to no 1. get the 2007 wrangler unlimited for 24 grand
      • 8 Years Ago
      In order to obtain success, all you need is "to do a common thing, uncommonly well."

      MB fails miserably at that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The back seat will be useless at anything over 30 miles per hour. The further you get away from the windshield, the more you get blasted by wind at highway speeds. That's why the best convertibles are two-seaters!
      • 8 Years Ago
      yeah, but you can always design for air to flow past the rear seets as well, so if M-B did their homework right, it could work, but it does seem a bit silly, except if youhave $$$ to spare than it is something you want to go along with your 90ft boat
      • 8 Years Ago
      As Peter DeLorenzo at AutoExtremist would say, this is the "Answer to the question that absolutely no one is asking"

      A 4-door convertible? That has got to be a very small target market.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I see no reason for this thing other than pimp appeal.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think there will be a Chysler 300 one soon too.