If you think that the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Cabriolet is not opulent enough, worry not. Mercedes-Benz has revealed a more luxurious and more exclusive Maybach version of the S-Class Cabriolet. The Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show, although unlike the Mercedes-Maybach sedan, this one doesn’t benefit from a long-wheelbase or four doors (which would’ve been cool and unique). Pretty much just a trim package, the exclusive Maybach offering will grace the garages of only 300 customers around the world.
The S650 cabriolet uses the same 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine in the current range-topper, the S65 AMG Cabriolet. The power and torque remains the same as well, at 625 hp and 1000 Nm. This mighty powerplant along with the 7-speed transmission will propel the S650 from 0 to 100 kph in 4.1 seconds and onwards to an electronically-limited top speed of 250 kph.
The front bumper has been reworked and a lot of chrome has been applied. Maybach badges are used generously to forcefully provide the car with the separate identity. The 20-inch wheels are more in line with Maybach’s sedate style. The car can be ordered in three colours: Zircon Red, Cote d’Azur Blue, and Designo Diamond White.
The most important attributes of this car are found inside. The Mercedes-Benz Style Arrow 460-Granturismo yacht was used as an inspiration to design the interior of the S650. The new seats feature a “Flowing Lines” trim which can be purchased in two colours; “Piano Lacquer black” with the red exterior colour or the Magnolia Nut Brown with the other two options. Maybach badges appear everywhere in the cabin along with the chrome-plated “1 of 300” letterings.
The Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet will have a considerable premium more than the S65 AMG that it is based on. Starting at around Dhs 1.2 million, it is squarely pitted against the Rolls Royce Dawn and the Bentley Continental GT Speed convertible.