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The Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is massive, massively opulent

The whole shebang gets revealed this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.


The Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand represents the finest vehicles the automaker produces. Its current lineup, though, is just one vehicle. But that will change this week when it unveils the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet at the LA Auto Show.

The S650 is unlikely to be longer than the normal S-Class Cabriolet, as is the case with its S600 sedan sibling. The teaser video leads me to believe that it will be nothing more than an insanely opulent S-Class Cabriolet, which is already quite the cushy ride. I see plenty of chrome, unique trim and a proper Burmester audio system in the video.

I also spied a "1 of 300" badge on the cup holder cover, which means this won't be some mass-market model. The Detroit Free Press claims 100 of these models will come to the US. The "650" in its name alludes to V12 power hiding underneath the hood, probably packing more than the S600 sedan's 523 horsepower.

All this fun will come at a price, though. Considering Maybach's only sedan starts at about $190,000, I wouldn't expect this drop-top to sell for anything below $215,000, and even then, that might be a low estimate. The Mercedes-Maybach S650 will be officially unveiled on November 16.