2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and Coupe to debut at Frankfurt
After revealing its updated 2018 S-Class Sedan in Shanghai last April, Mercedes-Benz confirmed it will be unveiling revamped versions of the 2018 S-Class Cabriolet and Coupe at the Frankfurt Auto Show. For the moment, Mercedes has chosen to highlight the new taillamp design of this premium pair. It consists of 33 individually controllable OLED lamps that present an impressively uniform lighting signature but also offer the ability to create a host of individualized illumination patterns. Based on the taillamp detail and this moody profile shot, it appears the new S-Class droptop and its hard-shell sibling will match their rakish profiles with bolder front/rear fascia treatments.
Although Mercedes has yet to tip its hand on powertrains, both vehicles are expected to share much of the motivational hardware in the new S-Class 4-door, including the 3.0-liter Biturbo V6 and 4.0-liter Biturbo V8 engines backed by a 9-speed transmission and rear-drive or with available 4Matic AWD on the Coupe. The 6.0-liter Biturbo V12 also seems likely to figure in the AMG side of the lineup, albeit still backed by a 7-speed automatic. We'll know more when the Frankfurt Auto Show kicks off next month.
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