The Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet has been partially revealed in an official rendering that has leaked online. The rendering sheds light on the look of the drop-top version of the luxury saloon showing both the interiors and exteriors in detail. The cabriolet version will be the company’s first four-seat S-Class convertible in over four decades. It will employ an electric folding fabric roof with a design similar to the one seen on the S-Class Coupe with a sloping rear.
It seems that passenger space is not sacrificed at the altar of style with the S-Class Cabriolet having room to accommodate four passengers. The front of the car could look similar to the current S-Class siblings with it featuring a slightly reworked rear to accommodate the folding roof. Slender rear tail lamps along with a beefier rear bumper and large wheels also make an appearance.
The open-top version is said to feature a reinforced A-pillar along with strengthened chassis to adhere to stringent safety norms. The interiors will also be no stranger to luxury with the cabriolet carrying forward the dashboard from the S-Class coupe. The centre console will stretch from the dashboard to the rear, providing individualised options to the rear passengers.
Engines are expected to be carried over from the existing line-up with rear wheel drive offered as standard. It is also said that the manufacturer could also offer an optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive setup.
The leaked official rendering has lead to rumours going around that the company’s ultimate cabriolet range will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA), but that won’t be the case. The S-Class Cabriolet can be expected to debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November or at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in January.