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Maybach to debut new S 650 cabriolet at LA show

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will be unveiling an all-new convertible Maybach at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, based on the S-Class cabrio.

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So far only this teaser video has been released but it does give us a pretty good look at both the exterior and interior. And as you can see, it will be largely based on the S-Class, featuring a very similar body and major trimmings including the taillights.

According to the badge on the back the luxury land yacht will feature a ‘650’ engine. As no such unit currently exists we can only assume it will be based on the 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 that’s used in models like the S 600 and S 65 AMG.

The engine could belt out as much as 463kW – or more – with up to 1000Nm – or more. Whatever specs the company goes for we’re sure it will offer exceptional performance with an unholy top speed of over 300km/h.

As with all Maybach models though speed isn’t the primary focus. This drop-top will be just as much about pampering luxury and wafting along the road like a canoe through custard. Expect plenty of comfort-oriented technologies, like automated doors and body-monitoring computers.

The full reveal will take place at the opening of the LA show, starting November 16. Take a look below for a preview. Oh, and if you’re interested in buying one we suggest you start throwing money at Mercedes now as it looks like only 300 will be made.

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet. World premiere 16th November 2016.

[Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet | Combined fuel consumption 12 l/100km | Combined CO2 emission 272 g/km | http://mb4.me/EfficiencyStatement]

Posted by Mercedes-Benz on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.