Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 15.
Mercedes-Benz will now a have convertible within its ultra-high-end Maybach line.
Daimler's (DDAIF) first-ever Maybach cabriolet coined the S650 will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this week, according to the automaker. It will be a limited production model, with only 300 examples made worldwide and just 75 of that total headed to the U.S. The cabriolet will boast three different exclusive exterior colors that play on the American flag: red, white and blue. The S650 will be powered by a 6.0l V12 biturbo engine that pumps out a cool 621 hp.
No pricing was shared.
Mercedes newest edition to the Maybach follows up on an impressive 2017 model year, which TheStreet recently reviewed.
Here comes a Mercedes Maybach convertible.
From the outside, the 2017 Mercedes Maybach looks like an auto from the German car-maker's high-end S-Class -- just a little longer and swankier. But that notion is quickly proven false upon swinging open the front and rear doors to the roughly $160,000 (or upwards of $170,000 with all the bells and whistles), 5,120 pound Maybach. The driver is greeted by an extra plush stitched seat that can quickly be heated up, cooled down or set up to offer a relaxing massage. Once firmly belted in, one can toggle through a rich array of in-dash multimedia options before cranking up the tunes on a 1,540 watt, 24-speaker Burmeister stereo.
Given the Maybach's extreme quietness while on the road, the tunes belting out from the Burmeister sound system makes one feel as though they are alone listening to Mozart in a concert hall.