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Strong, smooth powertrains; limousine-like interior (especially with Executive package); innovative technology; long-held reputation for durability; a luxury benchmark; sleek coupe; cabriolet availability
Following last year's introduction of the S-Class coupe, the 2016 S-Class adds a new model to the lineup in the form of a cabriolet -- the marquee's first open-top flagship 4-seater since 1971. The S550 Cabriolet is powered by a 449-horsepower V8 and is fitted with AIRMATIC semi-active air suspension. The car utilizes about 60 percent of the coupe's body components while benefitting from an aluminum rear floor. Pyrotechnically activated roll bars extend to protect occupants in the event of a rollover.