Remember the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet that made its debut back in November 2016 at Los Angeles Auto Show? Yup, that’s the upscale version of the already luxurious S65. A few years ago, Daimler revived the Maybach nameplate to do a collaboration with Mercedes’ S-Class Sedan. The result was an extra-long super high-end sedan, looking all muscular, but at the same time, sensual.
Ever since then, Mercedes and Maybach have launched a couple of special edition vehicles, including the limited edition G650 Landaulet, where only 99 units were built. Alongside that was the S650 Cabriolet that is limited to 300 units.
It seems like the 300 units they were planning to build have already been built. Images online show dozens of the Mercedes Maybach S650 Cabriolet parked outside the Brabus headquarters in Bottrop. These images were posted on a German website Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog. And sources say that these beauties, painted in ivory, were made by the three-pointed star logo, and the 621 horsepower cabriolets are being upgraded by Brabus to their necessary specifications.
Apparently, these are customer cars, and some of them will be shipped to the United States which we can tell by the orange accents in the full-LED headlights. By the looks of it, around 75 units will be headed to the US whilst the majority will most likely be sold around the EU.
Most of them are also finished in Diamond White paint, and will be paired with a Porcelain / Yacht Blue interior cabin for a luxurious feel. However, those who are privileged will be able to choose from the US-spec S650 with a Zircon Red exterior paint and Porcelain / Black interior, or with a Cote d’Azur Blue exterior finish combined with a Porcelain / Saddle Brown cabin.
The Mercedes Maybach S650 Cabriolet will come with the same exact wheelbase as the standard model, but take note that this sedan is longer than the LWB S-Class. What really makes this model unique are the bits and pieces added onto the inside of the vehicle, combined with a cabin that is finished with leather, wood and metal that spells elegance. A dual-screen setup is installed on the dash, for the Comand screen and instrument cluster. And let us not forget the updated Maybach specific wheels with extra chrome, and of course the badges on the exterior.
This limited edition luxurious topdown definitely sets the benchmark for its segment, and this model will likely rival BMW’s upcoming 8 Series Convertible.
S650 Cabriolet will have a starting price of over $300,000 in the United States and its equivalent in Europe.