REACH FOR THE SKY

Mercedes-may­bach’s first cabri­o­let breaks cover.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Portfolio - By VISHAL BHASKARAN

This first drop­head to be des­ig­nated a Mercedes- May­bach (€ 300,000, RM1,420,680) is limited to 300 units world­wide and is slated to hit mar­kets this spring. Ex­ter­nally, it dif­fers from the stan­dard cabri­o­let with 20-inch bichro­matic May­bach forged wheels, chrome high­lights and Swarovski head­lights — an op­tion on nonMay­bach cabri­o­lets.

The bulk of the at­ten­tion to en­hance the cabri­o­let is fo­cused in its fully leather-lined cabin, the am­bi­ence of which is in­spired in part by the Mercedes-benz Style Ar­row 460-Gran­tur­ismo yacht. Var­i­ous pair­ings with in­te­rior trim are avail­able in­clud­ing nut-brown mag­no­lia wood ac­cents.

Un­der the hood, one finds noth­ing less than a 6.0-litre biturbo V12 good for 630hp and an as­ton­ish­ing 1,000Nm of torque, with Air­matic sus­pen­sion work­ing be­neath to whisk oc­cu­pants along on a cloud of com­fort. www.mercedes- benz.com ˜

The MercedesMay­bach S 650 is based on the open­top S- Class and has adopted the lat­ter’s clas­sic aes­thetic pro­por­tions.

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