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January 30, 2017

A Limited Edition of 300: The New Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet

By Zahra Al-Kateb

The Mercedes-Maybach’s first cabriolet is all set to hit markets in the spring of 2017.

Limited to just 300 units — and only 75 in the US — the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 priced at $320,000 and is equipped with a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 that puts out 621 horsepower (463 kW/ 630 hp) and an astonishing 738 pound-feet of torque.

The design philosophy behind the car is “Sensual Purity” — “both hot and cool at the same time.” The interior is said to be inspired by the Mercedes-Benz Style “Arrow 460 Granturismo” yacht – with a “waterfall-like” leather trim and diamond quilting on the seat bolsters and the Budapest piping.

Unique trim elements can be individually commissioned by each owner, including a variety of options for the doors, instrument panel and dashboard. There are nine new colour combinations for the interior — from pastel yellow/black to porcelain/saddle brown – with extra scope for personalisation available.

The exterior proportions are the same as the S-Class drop-top but there are a number of exclusive Maybach changes, including a new front bumper with upgraded lower section.  On opening the doors, the Maybach logo is projected onto the floor by means of entrance lighting; while new 20-inch forged chrome wheels dominate the look.

All of the optional extras with the S-Class Cabriolet come as standard on the Mercedes-Maybach, including the AIRSCARF neck-heating system, AIRCAP and the Swarovski crystal headlamps.

All S 650 owners will receive a travel luggage set from MAYBACH – ICONS OF LUXURY. Tailored to match the Cabriolet, “The Affinity” set comprises two large travel bags as well as two lifestyle bags made of original vehicle leather.

In addition, each Mercedes-Maybach Cabriolet is delivered with a special welcome pack. This comprises a key ring made of the nappa leather used in the vehicle and in the interior colour, with Maybach emblem and “1 of 300” lettering to remind you of its exclusivity, as well as a certificate signed by Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes Benz Cars.

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