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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet seems to be coming along just fine. With not much of a camouflage on its front fascia, these new spyshots make it quite evident that the premium cabriolet will come with a folding soft-top roof and include a lot of styling cues from the S-Class Coupe.

The S-Class Cabrio should come with a similar engine line-up as the S-Class Coupe, with a selection of V8 and V12 petrol engines, while the V6 engines will be omitted from the range as per the old CL-Class.

Currently, the 4.7 litre biturbo V8 in the S 550 produces 449 hp and 700 Nm, while the 6.0 litre biturbo with the S 600 produces 523 hp and 830 Nm. There is no word if there will be a Mercedes-AMG version of the S-Class Cabriolet, but it could always be a possibility.

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If it does indeed come in an AMG-tuned guise, then it will have the 5.5 litre biturbo V8 that generates 577 hp and 900 Nm as per the S 63 AMG, or a 6.0 litre biturbo V12 that generates 621 hp and almost 1,000 Nm of torque in S 65 AMG trim. Or, will the new 4.0 litre biturbo engine be extended to the S-Class as well?

But then again, with any S-Class, it’s not just raw power or refinement. The level of technological wizardry on offer could be mind-boggling too. Active suspension with automatic damping, autonomous driving traffic assistance, new interfaces and connectivity systems could all make a grand entrance.

This Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is expected to go head-to-head with the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, Bentley Continental GTC and the Maserati GranCabrio.