The upcoming convertible version of Mercedes-Benz's new S-Class Coupe has been spotted in the wild while undergoing testing in Europe, revealing a silhouette that's a little taller than its hard-top sibling which was revealed in February.
Offering plenty of space for four adults and a cabin design that borrows heavily from the opulent S-Class sedan range, the S-Class Cabriolet will also utilise a retractable fabric soft top rather than a folding hard top (which can be harder to package).
The result is a roofline that's not quite as sleek as the Coupe, though the large rear windows will at least ensure backseaters continue to enjoy a decent view when the roof is up.
The engine line up is expected to mirror that of the S-Class Coupe range, with a 4.6 litre twin-turbo V8 pumping out 335kW and 700Nm of torque being the headlining powerplant at launch.
At this point it's unclear whether a twin-turbo V6 will be offered, but a 430kW/900Nm 5.5 litre turbocharged V8 for an S 63 AMG variant is a possibility, as is a V12-powered S 65 AMG flagship.
Expect the S-Class Cabriolet to make its debut either later this year or early in 2015, with sales to begin sometime in the latter half of 2015.