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Mercedes-Benz adds a convertible to its flagship S-Class line-up, which previously included a sedan and coupe. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet gives the S-Class a cloth-top.
The S-Class, Mercedes-Benz's top model, delivers an incredibly comfortable ride and sublime cabin luxury.
Open-top driving in the S-Class is very enjoyable, especially as Mercedes-Benz mitigates wind and cold with a rear windscreen and various heating devices.
The S550 Cabriolet only comes in rear-wheel-drive, losing the 4Matic all-wheel-drive option of its hard-top counterparts.
An air suspension does an excellent job of riding over bumps and other rough asphalt.
All of the luxury accouterments of the S550 sedan can be found in the Cabriolet version.
The well-padded canvas top stows away into the trunk at the push of a button.
As one of Mercedes-Benz' more sporty models, the S550 Cabriolet uses a hood badge instead of an ornament, and its grille badge sits on a single-bar cross-member.
The twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8, standard across the S550 models, produces 449 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
The S550 Cabriolet retains the S-Class' sleek styling.
Compromised trunk space, due to the convertible top, limits luggage. Click through for plenty more sunny shots of the S550 Cabriolet.