The Mercedes‑Maybach S 650, the first cabriolet from the brand, is hot and cool at the same time. After celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show now is set to hit markets in the spring of 2017 – limited to 300 examples.

The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is based on the open-top S‑Class and has adopted the latter’s classic aesthetic proportions, among other features, with highlights which include the dynamic silhouette with coupé-like soft top and the sidewall dropping line which slopes down towards the rear.

Exclusive Mercedes-Maybach features include a new front bumper with upgraded lower section and also numerous chrome highlights to visibly enhance the special aspirations of luxury. The Maybach emblem is discreetly but elegantly featured on the vehicle’s wing. Other special elements on the exterior include the high-quality 20‑inch Maybach forged wheels in a powerful design and a bichromatic finish. On opening the doors, the Maybach logo is projected onto the floor by means of entrance lighting.

The high-end appointments in the interior make up part of the vehicle’s special characteristics. The fully leather-trimmed Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet brings some of the visionary ideas of the Concept S‑Class Coupé show car (IAA 2013) to series production. These include the dynamic “flowing lines” in the seats. This waterfall-like seat upholstery layout is achieved with the aid of progressive perforations. An eye for detail is also demonstrated in the outer diamond quilting on the seat side bolsters and the Budapest piping.

Video: Mr. Gorden Wagener (Daimler AG Chief Design Officer) speech on Mercedes-Maybach S650

Video: Mr. Gorden Wagener (Daimler AG Chief Design Officer) explains Mercedes-Maybach S650’s design