Meet the 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet - a statement in indulgence and a companion for the S600 sedan as Mercedes looks to steadily build its reborn Maybach line-up.
The cabrio was teased last week, and while its styling may not reach the dizzying heights of the Maybach 6 concept (also unveiled this year), the model looks certain to bring new customers to the luxury brand.
Those customers would want to be placing deposits now, however, as the S 650 is only confirmed for a limited production run of 300 at this stage.
The Maybach cabrio shares its powerplant with the slightly smaller and slightly cheaper Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet - a 463kW 6.0 litre twin-turbo petrol V12 with a full 1000Nm of torque.
The heady reserves are channelled through Mercedes-Benz's seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox to the rear wheels.
No official weight figure for the plush new open top has yet been revealed, though Mercedes-Maybach quotes a 0-100km/h time of 4.1sec and limited 250km/h top speed.
The S 650 Cabriolet heralds in a new "650" model nomenclature that is also set to be adopted by other V12-powered Maybach models, according to senior Mercedes-Maybach officials.
The model retains the same body structure as other open top S-Class models but adds a limited number of distinguishing design features. Included is a front bumper featuring a restyled lower section largely in chrome, standard Swarovski encrusted headlamps, exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels and Maybach badges within the grille, front fenders, lower boot lid and atop the tonneau cover at the rear of the cabin
Upon opening the doors, an entrance lighting function projects a Maybach logo onto the ground. Exclusive interior elements include nut brown magnolia trim, 1 of 300 lettering on the cup holder, Maybach logos within the steering wheel, seats, rear of the head rests and centre console.
All of the options available on the S-Class Cabriolet are fitted as standard in the Maybach model, including the Airscarf neck ventilation and wind reducing Aircap systems. Mercedes-Maybach has also developed nine new interior colour combinations for the cabin of its latest model and will supply the car with a standard quilted car cover with Maybach identification.
Another standard feature on the new S650 Cabriolet is a bespoke luggage set. It comprises of two larger and two smaller bags fashioned from the same grade and colour of leather that Mercedes-Maybach uses for various interior appointments. Tailored to fit the boot, the bags can be attached to each other with straps to enable optimum use of the luggage compartment.
Underpinning the S650 Cabriolet is a specially tuned version of the AirMatic air suspension system seen in other S-class Cabriolet models.
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