A classic in 40 years from now: the S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
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The curtain dropped at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but there are moments that will go down in the history of the automobiles. Mercedes-Benz let its latest convertible, the all-new S-Class Cabriolet, cruise freely around Frankfurt right next to the S-Class classic convertible.

The S-Class Cabrio, both young and old, turned heads in Frankfurt. Mercedes-Benz took both of them for a spin and drove them side-by-side. That was quite a show in the German city.

The last Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio, with the W111 code name, was brought to the market 40 years ago. Even today, it is one of the most coveted classic cars ever made. That sets a high benchmark for the all-new S-Class Cabriolet, that Mercedes-Benz revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The German grand brand hopes that in 40 years from now, people will be thinking of the 2015 convertible like they do about the one launched in the 70s.

“I would go for that bet, I am absolutely sure that this will be an icon in 40 years”, says Dieter Zetche, the Daimler CEO. Zetsche was the one who brought the S-Class Cabriolet to the stage the day it was first displayed for public viewing.

Professor Doctor Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, believes that “The S-Class Cabriolet is really the highlight of this year’s auto show, with all the ingredients from the current S-Class from the technology point of view, with AIRCAP and AIRSCARF. So you can drive this Cabriolet in all seasons. It’s beautiful!” The cold rainy autumn days of Frankfurt confirmed it.

“We have emotional on one hand and we have rationality and intelligence on the other hand”, says Gordon Wagner, the man responsible with the design at Daimler AG. “With that, we create something that is really sleek, really sexy, really appealing, but very cool and timeless!”

About the timeless part, we can’t wait to confirm it in 40 years from now. See you in 2055, same time, same place, same convertible, the S-Class!