Unapologetic as hell: Mercedes S Cabriolet (CNET on Cars, Ep. 102)

Cooley takes you out in a Mercedes's he'd like to move into.

Brian Cooley Editor at Large
Brian Cooley is CNET's Editor at large and has been with the brand since 1995. He currently focuses on electrification of vehicles but also follows the big trends in smart home, digital healthcare, 5G, the future of food, and augmented & virtual realities. Cooley is a sought after presenter by brands and their agencies when they want to understand how consumers react to new technologies. He has been a regular featured speaker at CES, Cannes Lions, Advertising Week and the Publicis HealthFront. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley when Apple's campus was mostly apricots.
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I have a love/hate relationship with the S Class in general, and this cab by association. The big Benz is just about my favorite car to ride in, but far from my favorite car to drive. Throttle response is like Cadillacs and Lincolns of the 1970s (though the amount and smoothness of power is quite another thing) and some of the controls and ergo in the cabin - things you'll touch every day - will make you wonder daily, should I have looked at the A8 one more time? But when you're in the S cab on a cool night with a good restaurant 50 miles away down a rural highway, life is good. Come for a ride with me and I'll show you.

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